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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks

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INTRODUCTION

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You will quickly notice in this book that I approach drawing faces from a very different direction. It might be easier for you to understand if I share some of the roads I have traveled down to get here.

My background is similar to that of most artists. I was originally trained as a commercial artist in the days before computers did all the layout and lettering work. I would sit with my classmates and peer at a table full of junk that the instructor called a “still life.” It was assumed that we knew what to look for and how to render it in charcoal or pencil. The professor would wander about the room and comment, or shudder, at our ...

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