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Just Draw! Faces in 15 Minutes

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Full review to be posted soonish. I'll update review with links to socials.
I would like to thank the publisher and netgalley for providing me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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A great book and I enjoyed flipping through the pages. I still have to try drawing faces but even with the step but step I still think it's difficult. I really want to learn it so I'll be trying it and I'll update my review with my experience. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
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I think this is a great little book for encouraging nervous new artists. There is basic guidance, exercises to do, and no pressure. It's very much aimed at casual artists or people who haven't really drawn before or don't think they can draw, so I'm not sure more accomplished artists or people with more experience would get anything out of this that other books wouldn't cover, but it's a helpful guide for this specific topic.
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Great entry level instruction on how to draw faces with every step shown.  Helpful guide with techniques and exercises. I used to draw faces as a teen, and this was handy in getting back into it.
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This is a good basic guide to drawing faces with lots of helpful advice. I appreciated the step by step examples and was glad to see lots of diversity in the faces, with info on how to draw people of different ages too. I think I may finally get the hang of drawing hair after this. We'll see. 🙂

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
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I found this book to be an ok read. As a budding portrait artist I am always reading or looking for books that can help improve my technique of drawing faces.  This book speaks very generically and doesn't really go into much detail. However having said that, I judge books like this by seeing if I learnt anything new and I did! 
So overall a good book, for a quick read occasionally but if you are looking for detail or context, I would look elsewhere.
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Just Draw! Faces in 15 Minutes is a tutorial guide teaching readers how to draw the key features of faces 15 minutes at a time.  It is pretty straightforward. although some parts are a little wordy.  You will learn different techniques, styles and will focus on each feature of a variety of faces.  A great book for picking up and having a go when you have a little bit of time on your hands
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While I still struggle with drawing faces, this was a fun book to work through and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try and improve your drawing skills!
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I was instantly drawn to this book as I love to draw but I have never been able to draw people, particuarly faces.
This book has a really encouraging tone and instills confidence in the reader that with practise, they too can draw faces.
The first two thirds of the book takes you through how to do quick sketches and get the proportions of faces accurate, then on to portraying tone and the various ways you can make marks on your paper to do so. This section of the book also takes you through the various features of a face in more detail giving you handy tips and what to look for when drawing them. There are also similar sections for drawing very young or older faces, different expressions and the face in different profiles. I found these tips really useful and written in a way that instills confidence in the reader.

The final third of the book is titled 'projects', it gives 12 example projects and they each have 5 or 6 steps to show you how the final drawing was done. The author encourages the reader to give them a go themselves. The projects cover a wide range of faces with different ages, skin tones, gender, headwear, expressions etc, giving a good overview of the various skills talked about earlier in the book.

This book is specifically about drawing greyscale drawings, so look elsewhere if you're after colour. 
I will defintely be referring back to this book. I really like the author's encourging tone and the many useful tips. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Arcturus Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Just Draw faces in 15 minutes is a step by step guide book to learning how to draw faces. 
Unfortunately I struggled with this book - it wasn't very enticing inside and I found I got bored and frustrated using it. This book is not for everyone's tastes but is good in the guidance of drawing, just wasn't a good fit for me.
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This is a very informative, comprehensive book.

I enjoyed reading this and trying out some of the techniques.  I would definitely recommend this to budding artists.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for gifting me this arc in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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This is a great drawing book that gives you an in-depth look on how to create faces. As someone with a background on fashion who has to do many different types of sections this book helped me tremendously.
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To begin, I admit, I went into this without any drawing ability, so I was excited!  There are great lessons in here, but they are very quick. 

When there was writing, it was long and dry. I was a bit confused by some of the information that was in the beginning because it didn’t seem to serve a purpose or excite the would-be drawer. I found myself wanting to skip the beginning. If this wasn’t a review I would have. 

I tried all of the techniques that were given and I never came close to drawing a face, or hair, or even shading properly.  I’m not rating the book based on my lack of ability.
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Straightforward and clear book how to book for drawing faces. The lessons on proportion and shading were particularly helpful. I think I would have like more detail on angles and rotation but overall a very good intro to this skill.
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A good resource for people looking to develop their portraiture skills and learn how to draw faces in an effective way. I have tried a few of the reference pictures from the book and feel it will improve with continued practice. As others have mentioned, there are a few "draw the rest of the owl" moments but this leaves the portrait up to your own interpretation and allows you to develop your own styles and skills
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This book was okay. There are several completed drawings to learn from and an assortment of exercises to practise technique but on occasion I did feel there were some 'draw the rest of the owl' moments. I did really appreciate the attention in examining different face shapes over time through aging, and also attention paid to drawing ethnic faces and features.
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This is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to try their hand at portrait painting. Covering the basics of drawing faces, it has lots of tips and techniques for the beginner and more advanced artist alike. It is full of detailed explanations and diagrams and reading it as I sat with pencil and paper to hand in order to experiment was an absolute joy. Very therapeutic and highly recommended as a terrific guide and reference book for the budding artist. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
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Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for allowing the opportunity to review this book in exchange for honest feedback. This art guide teaches readers how to do sketches, convey key features of faces, produce facial features, and different artistic approaches. One key feature of this book is the aim to teach these skills in 15 minute spurts, so to speak. I thought this was a straightforward instructional guide that is appropriate for beginning sketchers/drawers of all ages, including teens to adults. Would be great to add to a classroom (general or art specific), or perhaps a library collection. Would also be good as as gift to a young budding artist wanting to learn more about drawing. There is just something about having a physical guide to help! Even in the age of Internet videos.
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A quick way to learn how to draw.   I like the exercises at the beginning of each chapter.   It really helps you to learn.    It has lots of good advices and detailed instructions.    A great book for adults and teenagers who want to learn to draw faces.   

Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC.
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This is a great guide! I really appreciate the simplicity of the book, so that even a novice like me can figure out how to draw a  decent face. I am excited to use this book as I continue to practice.
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