Drawing Faces From Life - Nevin Berger

Drawing Faces From Life

By Nevin Berger

  • Release Date: 2021-01-19
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
Score: 5
5
From 17 Ratings

Description

This book contains 50 annotated video drawings of faces from life for the artist to study. Best Drawing Book Ever! ★★★★★ by FineArtFan - Jan 22, 2021 This book is a treasure! It’s all about drawing portraits from life, but not the kind of portraits you find in a portrait gallery. These are portraits of regular people out in the world, in cafes, on subways, in parks. The artist/author, Nevin Berger, has done each drawing on an iPad and has recorded the process one pencil stroke at a time. On each page of the book, the drawing creation process plays back quickly so that you can see exactly how the drawing was done, mark by mark, erasure by erasure. It’s a fascinating process to see it all unfold and tremendously instructive to anyone who wants to learn to draw from life, or is just interested in how art creation happens. But the whole thing works because the drawings are so good! Watching Mr. Berger draw, one feels that one is learning from a master. And it’s great that the process is sped up; in just a matter of a few minutes the blank page becomes inhabited by a compelling personality. Mr. Berger adds helpful drawing tips with each portrait, as well as describing the circumstances under which the drawing was created. All and al, this book is an informative and entertaining experience!

Reviews

  • Delightful book!

    5
    By Moushoo 123
    This is a very readable and entertaining book. It offers very helpful suggestions for those who might want to pick up a pencil and draw along with insights into the artist’s practice. It’s always fascinating to get a sense of what lies behind an artist’s work and this book succeeds very well. The drawings themselves have a sort of intimacy that makes the subjects come alive. I found myself wanting to spend time with each of the people rendered so beautifully in this delightful book.
  • Excellent resource and beautiful book

    5
    By Kiwi'sOtherFriend
    I highly recommend this book. Loved the unique format. Loved reading the about the decisions the artist made approaching each piece. Incredible to see the art come together line by line through this digital platform. Made me want to get out my sketch pad. Very informative and a pleasure to read.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Seenyarita
    Nevin Berger is a talented illustrator who, by animating his drawing, makes beautiful portraits look easy. Inspiring and educational at the same time.
  • Great portraiture techniques to hone your skills...

    5
    By mrenbleu
    This unique digital book features a wide variety of examples and techniques featuring animated drawing builds. A great learning tool for those who seek to improve and hone there drawing skills accompanied by anecdotal narratives about each of the featured drawings.
  • Great resource

    5
    By M Linden
    Nevin Berger has created a book that fun to browse and a great learning resource.
  • Life drawing explained with videos

    5
    By PBtib
    Mr Berger clearly describes his approach to life drawing with text and videos of a number of sketches. I enjoyed this book.
  • The Artist’s Experience

    4
    By danetheartist
    Wonder digital book format! Reading the text and watching the videos gives you insights to the decision process and experiencing the creative process. I think for many artists, the creative process is a bit of an active meditation founded in keen an accurate observations. I especially enjoyed watching how initial decisions and marks can be restated with new marks while leaving some of the original thinking in the final piece. These portraits capture the wide span of humanity. I nice visual diary where ever your travels take you. Nice work!
  • Informative and insightful guide

    5
    By mross8
    Drawing Faces From Life is at once about drawing and the connection it brings us. It is a fantastic book to enhance one’s drawing skills and to help us better “see” our fellow human beings. The videos are terrific as are the anecdotal comments. I highly recommend this book.
  • Best Drawing Book Ever!

    5
    By FineArtFan
    This book is a treasure! It’s all about drawing portraits from life, but not the kind of portraits you find in a portrait gallery. These are portraits of regular people out in the world, in cafes, on subways, in parks. The artist/author, Nevin Berger, has done each drawing on an iPad and has recorded the process one pencil stroke at a time. On each page of the book, the drawing creation process plays back quickly so that you can see exactly how the drawing was done, mark by mark, erasure by erasure. It’s a fascinating process to see it all unfold and tremendously instructive to anyone who wants to learn to draw from life, or is just interested in how art creation happens. But the whole thing works because the drawings are so good! Watching Mr. Berger draw, one feels that one is learning from a master. And it’s great that the process is sped up; in just a matter of a few minutes the blank page becomes inhabited by a compelling personality. Mr. Berger adds helpful drawing tips with each portrait, as well as describing the circumstances under which the drawing was created. All and al, this book is an informative and entertaining experience!
  • Step-by-step detail and insight

    5
    By Comic Runner
    Nevin Berger’s “Drawing Faces From Life” is a gorgeous, comprehensive collection of sketches, instructions, and tips to add to any artist’s toolbox. With 50 step-by-step videos to pore over and analyze, plus vignettes about each of his subjects, Berger compels artists to pick up a pen, pencil, or stylus and explore the human face. Highly recommended.