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Ten-Step Drawing: People
Draw 30 People in 10 Easy Steps
BY Justine Lecouffe

Search Press
14 February 2020/ ISBN 9781782218548
How-To Books / Art

Reviewed by Rachel Hyde


With this handy primer you can learn how to draw what is possibly the most difficult thing – people! There are thirty different men and women in here to tackle, as well as facial features and body parts front, side and three quarter view. All are adults, mostly fairly young ones so if you want to draw older people or children this book is not for you. They are all generic, attractive studies but are easier to undertake for a beginner than those with more character. Progress from a simple shape adding details and end up with something that looks recognizably human – it is a good way to learn and is easier than you might think. This book mostly avoids any of those jumps a lot of beginner art books have where a basic line drawing becomes a fully colored and shaded piece of art with no steps in between. These have all been added before the color appears in the final stage so some good results are possible even if you are a total beginner. The brief introduction explains how the book works and suggests how to color your drawings and the palette shown with each one will help choose the shades you use. I was impressed, as this book really does take much of the mystery out of drawing people and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to learn.

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Ten-Step Drawing Series


UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2020