Art Studio: Faces & Features by Walter Foster Creative Team

Art Studio: Faces & Features:
More than 50 projects and techniques for drawing and painting heads, faces, and features in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, and more!
by Walter Foster Creative Team

Keywords: non fiction, educational, art, draw and paint, tutorials, step-by-step
*Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 6th 2018
by Walter Foster Publishing

Description by Goodreads:

Art Studio: Faces & Features introduces beginning artists and art enthusiasts to the art of drawing and painting heads, faces, and expressions using a variety of mediums.

Drawing and painting heads, faces, and expressions can be an intimidating prospect for a beginning artist. It doesn’t have to be, though! Art Studio: Faces & Features is here to help with more than 50 tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects that will have you creating expressive faces and mastering textures in all of your drawings. 

This intuitive guide shows you how to work with graphite and colored pencils; acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints; pastel; and even pen and ink. This range of mediums is the perfect way to experiment, build artistic confidence, and define your own unique style. Art Studio: Faces & Features makes the art of drawing expressions possible for beginning fine artists!

The Art Studio series is designed to give an overview of each art medium to help beginning artists delve into fine art and determine which media they like the best.

This book suits well if you like drawing/ painting portraits and would like to explore different mediums. It has some basic instructions about how to draw faces, color theory and explanations about tools & materials, but what makes this book special is that it explains how to approach portrait painting using watercolors, pencils, acrylics, oils and pastels.

Each medium has it’s own techniques and ways to achieve certain effect, so even if you know how to draw a portrait, lets say, using colored pencils, these tutorials can help you transition to a different medium like for example, watercolors, which will behave very differently to your well-known pencils. It can also help if you want to try different options before settling for an specific medium. It has nice and simple explanations and tips, which are usually given through step-by step projects. It includes different faces: baby, kid, teen, adult and elderly, different skin tones and hair types (distributed across the different mediums, not all varieties are shown for each medium) I would recommend it to the adventurous artist who wants to explore different mediums and needs a reference guide to start the journey .

*I got my copy from the publisher, that doesn’t affect my review.

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6 thoughts on “Art Studio: Faces & Features by Walter Foster Creative Team

  1. Watercolor_my_life says:

    Oh this looks great! The fact that this explores different mediums is definitively a plus! I have already tons of books on my wishlist but this is 100% going there!

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    • Alicia says:

      That sounds great! I wish I knew better how to draw faces so I could try out some of the projecta, but alas I’m not confident about realistic portraits 🙈 it’s on my list of skills to learn 😁

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  2. thebookwormdrinketh says:

    Well, I’m one of those people who WANTS to be good at art… But isn’t. Lol! (well, not actually drawing sort of art, anyways). I don’t think anyone wants to see what would be produced if I tried to draw faces, which, in my opinion is probably the most difficult thing!… Although, it would probably be amusing.. 🤔

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