If you love drawing and have a collection of art books, you will want to add this one to your collection. Fundamental to painting detailed watercolors, oils and other media, drawing is the starting point. It’s a methodical process in which persistence guarantees desirable results.
“Let me share with you these 8 easy proven steps …”
“If you’re already a professional artist then this letter is not for you. This letter is for you if you want to be guided step by step to learn how to draw.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Christopher Sia and I have been drawing pencil portraits since I was in secondary school. As a teen who didn’t know how to draw at all, I thought that drawing realistic portraits will be easy but it isn’t, without any good coaching.
“But guess what?”
“Most of these books only provide nice-looking results of their work and are full of boring description expecting you to learn!
It’s like telling you how to cook a pizza without showing you.
Some of the art books may provide step-by-step methods but they’re not a ‘truly’ step-by-step guide.
There’s quite a huge jump from step A to B!
I can’t just learn to draw from a nicely drawn picture. It’s just too hard for me. Nobody learns anything by being shown only the final result. I had spent a lot hoping to learn drawing portraits by attending drawing courses and buying art books.
From these disappointments, I had to learn drawing pencil portraits on my own. I wasted much time and effort but that doesn’t mean you have to!
After 6 months of struggling back in 2006, I managed to understand the steps.
By following the steps, the period of time that I spend to complete a pencil portrait were 7 days. After that, everything seemed to get easier. From 7 days to 6 days, from 6 days to 4 days, and from 4 days to 1 day.
Right now, the period of time for me to complete a pencil portrait is less than 5 hours.”
(An example of my drawing in 4 hours 12 minutes)
“Do you want to improve your drawing skill?
Please allow me to share with you the easiest step by step tutorial to draw pencil portrait. Yes, a ‘truly’ step-by-step method from A-Z.”
“I’m too old to draw.”
“Oh forget about it, I can’t draw!”
“Many people have voiced these and other objections, sometimes quite rudely. In reality, however, age, inexperience, or a perceived lack of talent is no barrier.
Drawing pencil portraits is a fun way to hone your observation skills.
If it’s that easy, then why are you still struggling on portrait drawing?
It’s because you either weren’t taught a step-by-step method and tried to copy blindly from examples.”
Drawing Skill Missing From Artworks!
There are many who create interesting paintings, but are weak in drawing human figures. In fact, they’re weak at drawing all objects in their paintings! Their powers of observation are not trained to see right.
If you have ever attended a life drawing class – RAW – no experience at drawing anything, you will appreciate the help this book brings. After facing the challenge of drawing the human figure, you will tackle any and all objects around you.
If you ever considered attending an art class, be prepared with 8 Easy Steps to Drawing A Portrait
The same principles apply. It’s a logical progression. Learn the methods of getting a likeness – seeing what you don’t normally notice and you will start seeing things much better, all around you. Experience teaches there is no “ideal” setting of objects for a still life painting. It’s about creating an effect on a two dimensional surface. This is why artists step some distance away from their works in progress. They can get a much better assessment of how their drawing if coming together, for the viewer.
“A painting is not made to be sniffed.” (Rembrandt)