For all levels of artist, from novices to experienced professionals, capturing a likeness in paint presents both a never-ending source of inspiration and a constant challenge. In this book, John Raynes offers clear and concise practical advice to help you overcome any reservations and approach portraits with confidence. Throughout the book finished paintings, simple diagrams and easy-to-follow practice exercises are all illustrated in a wide range of popular media. Whether your aim is to make accurate sketches of yourself or your family and friends, Drawing and Painting People is the ideal guide to starting off and improving your skills.
John Raynes trained at Art School in St Albans and the Royal College of Art in London. He specializes in illustration and figure painting and is an experienced teacher. He has published nine highly successful instructional books on aspects of drawing and painting, including The Figure Drawing Workbook (Collins & Brown), winner of the Artist's Choice award for 'Art Instruction Book of the Year', 1997.