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Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Faces (REPACKAGED) (Ed Emberley Drawing Books)

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Faces (REPACKAGED) (Ed Emberley Drawing Books)

Ed Emberley
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 5 and up
Little Brown, 2006   ISBN: 0316789704

Many artists have a hard time drawing faces. Why do the eyes always look uneven, and why do noses always look crooked? Thankfully, master drawing teacher Ed Emberley has devised a system that will help artists of all ages to draw faces.

The system is very easy to learn. If you can draw a dot, a U, a D, a circle, a triangle, a square, and a squiggle, you can draw Ed Emberley’s faces. He begins by showing his readers how to follow his directions. Then he moves on to show artists how to create a wide variety of faces with different expressions. Among others there is Proud Paul, Sly Sid, Giggle Gertie, and Whistling Wanda. Next, he shows us how to draw heads wearing hats, earmuffs, helmets, crowns, and more. Then there are the oddball faces: an alien, a witch, a devil, and a skull fit into this category.

If you are into animals never fear, for Ed will show you how to draw the faces of all kinds of popular animals including various kinds of dogs, a cat, a mouse, and even a bug!

If you are the kind of person who likes to be creative then you are sure to like the section where Ed gives us a selection of noses, eyes, mouths, ears, and hair. Mix and match and see what you can do!