Drawing Expressive Portraits


by Paul Leveille

This guide encourages students to forget about creating a likeness, and instead, to concentrate on seeing and drawing the big shapes of dark and light. The likenesses will follow. In a clear, step-by-step format, with the help of nine start-to-finish portrait demonstrations, readers will learn: * Easy, basic pencil and charcoal techniques * How to draw each feature of the face * How to communicate various facial expressions * Techniques for working from live models * How to draw a variety of people, different poses and lighting conditions

Paul Leveille has been pursuing his love of portraiture for over 20 years. In addition to painting portraits of nationally and internationally distinguished clients, Leveille conducts workshops around the country. He is the author of two other books, Painting Expressive Pastel Portraits and Painting Expressive Portraits in Oil. He lives in West Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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