From the publisher:
Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing portraits in charcoal not only accessible, but also a real pleasure!
From stocking the best supplies to using them effectively, and composing a portrait while avoiding common mistakes, How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes will place you firmly on the path to producing the charcoal portraits you've dreamed of creating. His easy-to-follow tips, in-depth tutorials, and valuable exercises make this guide your first step toward building an understanding and appreciation for every face you draw. This handy book will not only equip you with the skills to capture them in beautiful charcoal fashion but also to transfer those skills to any media.
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.James GurneyAuthor 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.