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Carole Massey is back with her latest title The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing Portraits.

Drawing the human face has a timeless and universal appeal, though it's often perceived as being difficult to achieve. Carole's book removes the mystery from portrait painting, and makes the subject accessible to even absolute beginners. She shows you in easy step-by-step stages how to use line, tone and form to capture a likeness and give it both personality and expression. The book covers all major drawing media: pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel pencils, watersoluble pencils and soft pastel.

For a step-by-step tutorial check out Carole's video below. Carole will guide you on how you can create a stunning portrait using pastel pencils!

Carole Massey was born in Hertfordshire and studied at St. Alban's School of Art, and at Leicester School of Art & Design. After a career in advertising and graphic design, Carole returned to her first love, painting, full-time. She now teaches and runs weekend workshops, as well as organizing painting holidays. Carole's work is exhibited widely, and she is particularly known for her celebrity portraits, mostly inspired by photographs. She uses a wide variety of media including acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pencil and monochrome.


The Beginner's Guide to Drawing Portraits is now available from Search Press, RRP £12.99

Also from Carole Massey:


Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, RRP £12.99 and Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step, RRP £9.99 are available from Search Press.

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