Draw amazingly accurate portraits starting today! Even if you're an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits! Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You'll quickly begin to: * Master proportions and map facial features accurately * Study shapes within a composition and draw them realistically * Use value, light and shading to add life and depth to any portrait * Render tricky details, including eyes, noses, mouths and hair Proven, hands-on exercises and before-and-after examples from Parks' students ensure instant success! It's all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style!Parks, Carrie Stuart is the author of 'Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces', published 2003 under ISBN 9781581802160 and ISBN 1581802161.