- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Design Studio Press (Nov. 30 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1624650317
- ISBN-13: 978-1624650314
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.9 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 907 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal Paperback – Nov 30 2016
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The student or fellow artist will rejoice, for Nathan generously lists all the tools he uses and all the procedures he follows. There are plenty of step-by-step sequences showing how the drawings develop, and those process images are beautifully shot and printed.
Author of Color and Light, Imaginative Realism, and Dinotopia
About the Author
Nathan Fowkes is a world-renowned entertainment and fine artist who has been teaching life drawing, portrait painting, color, and design for the past fifteen years. He studied traditional painting and entertainment design at the prestigious Art Center College of Design and graduated with honors. Currently a conceptual artist for animated films, his clients include DreamWorks, Disney, and Blue Sky; and his film credits include such popular movies as The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, and Puss in Boots.
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And now there is a book! I received this today and marathon'd through it in just two sittings (literally just closed it to hop on here to write this). I was transfixed by the knowledge shared and guiding ideas that he utilizes to wield magic. I was particularly struck by how accessible he presents the information, concepts, exercises, and critiques of student work. (Art books can often get overly bulky or scientific). He makes it look so easy. I read every word, front to back, and there is a perfect balance of words to images. I appreciated that his guidance was encouraged to be taken as just that, a little voice to keep in your head, and not necessarily something you must adhere to. There is also a tremendous warmth that comes through his writting - a genuine interest in empowering the artist to capture and appreciate the unique character and beauty of the model before them. Anyone that has ever experienced the sheer joy of lifedrawing a model will understand the passion for drawing that glows from this book.
Lastly, the topics discussed in this book are applicable immediately. I don't even use charcoal myself, and while this book definitely inspires me to try it, the reality is I bought it with the intent of just wanting to understand his thinking and apply it to other mediums. There are no wasted chapters - you are guaranteed to learn something no matter your experience level. Thank you so much for making this book, I am incredibly grateful for the lessons inside.
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