Drawing and Painting Expressive Little Faces Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating People and Portraits with Personality–Explore Watercolors, Inks, Markers, and More by Amarilys Henderson

For those who would like to work on their artistic skills, this book will be an excellent and fun resource.  The author gives clear directions on how to draw and on the supplies that a budding artist will need.  She encourages a reader to explore the personality that is found in a face and to enjoy the process of creating art.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest reveiw.

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From the publisher:

PUMPING UP THE PERSONALITY

PUMPING UP THE PERSONALITY

Creating a robust collection of faces starts with exploration and play. Relishing in a diversity of ethnicities, ages, appearances, subcultures, styles, and apparel will enhance our newfound skills and challenge our limited palettes. It’s easy to get in a rut. You know what you know, and you start to create out of habit. A collection of tiny habits informs much of our creative intuition. This means that we’re often left making the same choice over and over when creating art. This is not a bad thing—this is the essence of our personal style. And yet, we can begin to see that the same faces are churning through our wheelhouse, a minute fraction of the wealth of faces out there.

I always find it easiest to begin with the front hairs, as they set the tone of the hairstyle.Potentially three hairstyle layers, each line of hair accrues tens of brushstrokes until the hairUse two tones or more of the same color to show more depth in your many hairs.

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I always find it easiest to begin with the front hairs, as they set the tone of the hairstyle. Ears can be covered or avoided to make the hair appear as tied or tucked behind. I chose to give this redhead a layered look since I had the liberty to do so with each wisp of the brush.

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Potentially three hairstyle layers, each line of hair accrues tens of brushstrokes until the hair appears full.

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Use two tones or more of the same color to show more depth in your many hairs.

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