Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Portrait Drawing for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces

Portrait Drawing for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces is a tutorial drawing guide for portraiture by Angela Rizza. Released 19th May 2020 by Callisto on their Rockridge Press imprint, it's 210 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

The book has an appealing and very accessible layout. The basics of proportion, setting up the facial outline, framing the face, and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and other features are covered in the comprehensive first part. The details of rendering and detailing the portrait includes shading, background, profiles, and a little portrait history. Each of the detail subjects is covered in an upbeat and easy to follow tutorial activity.

Obviously, acquiring any skill takes practice, but this book will be a nice resource for anyone (not just kids) to pick up a pencil and start their journey.  Great selection for a gift for a young artist, perhaps with some added sketch pads and pencils. This would also make a superlative classroom or library book.I would also recommend this book to babysitters, grandparents, parents, and basically anyone who spends a fair bit of time with small kids in order to up their 'draw with me' game.

Five stars. Fun collection.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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