Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures

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This book is a great resource for artist students. There are only step by step sketches showing a multitude of angles. It's great, but not the best of its kind out there.
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This book stays true to the title! There is a nice variety of subjects to look at. I would recommend this to artists of any age or ability.

Thanks to #NetGalley, I had an advanced PDF to read and review. 

*All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review. *
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I always try to improve my drawing skills. It’s something I wish I invested more time into, but sometimes it’s not that easy. So, when I saw DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST: 100 FACES AND FIGURES by Chris Legaspi, I got quite excited. The book gives realistic step-by-step line drawings of faces, features, and figures - basically everything human body related. 
The book is divided into three sections, faces, features, and figures. Each section covers all the different viewpoints and angles of various body parts. For example, the face section has different facial expressions, the face looking in different directions, and with various features (nose, mouth, ears, etc.). There is also a section on how to use the book which covers the basics of the drawing process, from better line control to using line and shadow. 

The drawings start with a basic sketch and show how each step adds lines to get the finished product. I should mention that if you’ve never drawn in your life, this might be a challenge. However, I think if one really wants to improve and make progress, some time and effort will go a long way.
A kind reminder to not be hard on yourself when attempting to draw. Sometimes a drawing takes more time that one would like, but it means the end product will be that much more satisfying. Give yourself time and patience and don’t give up!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves drawing and improving their skill. This will even be beneficial for anyone who likes having an example of how to go about drawing. And of course, all artist and designers could use this as a reference book! 

* Thank you NetGalley for providing me with this arc in exchange for an honest review.
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I love drawing and I am not good at it but this book offers some nice pointers to follow when you are drawing faces and figures. So it will serve as a nice reference.
I'd like to thank netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy.
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I really enjoyed the step-by-step instructions in this book. The reminders to follow motion in your drawings was a help I didn’t realize I was needing in my drawings.  Definitely a book for intermediate skill level and above.
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What I liked was that the book was in digital format. I liked that you could look at the pictures and draw step by step. My only suggestion would be to have more similar terms. Try not to put too much detail in the words. We want to show rather than tell. I like step by step instructions to help me as I'm not a good artist. So I would recommend this book.
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This book is brilliant, so easy to follow.  There is enough detail and steps for even a beginner to follow.  The best thing is the lack of text on the pages, just the progressive drawings.  The range of pictures and the focus on specific features is brilliant.  This is a great book for artists of all levels.
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Really helpful little resource for anyone wanting to improve their drawing skills of people. It is always so good to have reference poses when designing/illustrating and I have personally found it really useful.
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I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  
Thanks NetGalley!

informative.     my ten year old loves it, but i think it'd be great for adults too.
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Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures is a step by step tutorial guide to human anatomical line drawing. Released 16th April 2019 by Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 112 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.

This guide provides a short introduction followed by 100 specific line drawing tutorials (see cover) arranged around different facial or body positions. The tutorial pages are similar to the drawings on the cover and have 3-6 steps each.

The ebook format includes an interactive table of contents. There is no index, however, the ToC is quite detailed and specific. This is a very bare bones streamlined collection. There is no detailed drawing tuition here, just the line drawings with refinements.

Three and a half stars. This is for artists who know how to draw and need some help with perspective and positioning.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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Fantastic reference book! This book is exactly what I have been looking for! It has a great selection of poses but I particularly wanted heads from different angles. I'm especially impressed with the variety of characters included in those profiles. Very, very pleased to have found this book.
I received a review copy but will be purchasing a paperback version for myself. Thanks to NetGalley for the review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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Although this book has tips in the early pages, it’s primarily a reference type of book.  There are many faces here, representing different ages, gender, hair styles, etc..  While it’s not exactly step by step, it does show each face in a handful of different stages of being drawn.

Very useful.  Not much to read, but plenty of faces to work on copying.
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If you are interested in comic style or line drawings, this guide may be right for you. I wasn’t able to get from point A to B to Completed versions, as I got lost after the 3rd step on most of the illustrations. But it may suit another person’s learning style very well. I gave it a 3 only because it didn’t work for me and some readers may feel the same, as I found more steps needed to be added to really duplicate the drawings so they even remotely resemble the finished illustration. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Great resource for the classroom. Excellent step-by-step guide for a multitude of poses - some of which look pretty complicated at first glance.
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There is not much reading to do in this book. There are a few valuable tips in the beginning about how to draw with your whole body, how to make sure your lines are strong, etc. But then the rest of this book is a collection of faces and figures you can draw. There are about 3-4 steps for each drawing. Enough to see the basic breakdowns but not enough if you're a total beginner and need help with each step. This is a fantastic reference book if you like drawing faces or different body positions. I have used it several times already.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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A bit on the simpler side for instructions. Gives a basic concept for drawing faces from different angles but not as detailed for a beginner as I was expecting.
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Draw Like an Artist is a great art book with lots of illustrations and help. The book is well executed and instructional.
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Thank you netgalley and publisher for this book to review. 
This book gives about 4 pages of writing instructions.... and then you better figure it out as you go....lol!  I wish there was more instructions given for beginner artists. This book would be for someone that has a couple years experience drawing.
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It's easier for me to draw the final image as a replica as opposed to follow the instructional graph because the author misses the basic point: dividing the face properly and then drawing eyes, nose, mouth feature (he says divide the face in half and draw, when a face is NOT divided in half; plus his step-by-step does not tell how the eyeballs area is selected and drawn - it just miraculously is there and one has to follow it.) My eighth grade art teacher taught figure drawing in a better way.
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Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to read a digital ARC of Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures by Chris Legaspi.

The book begins with two pages on how to best use the book, detailing suggested materials, the basic drawing process, using gesture lines, constructing the image and how to add details and clean up your artwork. This is followed by another couple of pages of tips on how to improve line control. 

The rest of the book is split into three main sections, faces, features and figures, respectively.  Each page has the same drawing in various stages of detail, beginning with the simplest outline, and progressing through more detailed stages, until finally reaching the finished line-art image. The cover picture shows this progression well, and is indicative of the book’s content. 

I’m currently learning to draw better and this is an extremely helpful book. It’s very clear and easy to follow. I enjoyed it so much I’ve purchased a paperback copy already!  Definitely a book to buy for developing artists!
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