Over half a million Lee Hammond books sold! *Over 20 step-by-step projects walk readers step-by-step through painting realistic and detailed life-like people *Specific demonstrations simplify difficult features such as eyes, noses, hair, and mouths *Includes everything a beginner needs from a quick reference materials list to a glossary of terms Bestselling author Lee Hammond is known for providing artists with friendly and easy-to-follow instruction. Perfect for beginners, this guide shows how to get started with comprehensive lessons on basic techniques using photos as a reference. Focusing mostly on painting portraits from the neck up, each project builds on the previous so readers progressively develop their skills. Ultimately, they will master the art of painting a wide assortment of people--of all ages and ethnicities--from a variety of angles.