This practical and inspirational book provides a comprehensive and detailed guide to drawing and painting portraits. It offers budding artists the chance to take step-by-step lessons and expert tutorials and to learn essential skills from professional artists. Divided into three sections, the first, Materials, provides advice on the range of media and equipment available, from pencil, pastels and inks to selecting paintbrushes and paper. The second section, Tutorials, explains the technicalities of portrait drawing, including composition and lighting. The final section features step-by-step projects, each designed to demonstrate a range of poses and media.