Drawing faces is a challenge, but it’s a challenge well worth taking on! From facial expressions
and lighting to the unique characteristics that make us who we are, there are countless elements that make faces
so exciting to draw.
And with the billions of individuals in the world, you’ll never run out of subject matter! But
before you get started, you’ll want to learn the simple techniques that can be employed to create realistic, beau-
tiful portraits in pencil.
In this book, you’ll find not only plenty of helpful tips on tools and materials, shading,
and other fundamental drawing techniques, you’ll also discover the information you need to re-create a range of
faces—from varying ethnic traits to differing ages and hair styles.
With a little practice, you’ll be drawing all the
distinct, unique individuals you please in no time!
— Debra Kauffman Yaun