Focus on Features: Life-like Portrayals in Applique



Author: Charlotte Warr Andersen

The creative possibilities of pictorial applique are infinite! In this follow-up to the popular Faces & Places, Charlotte Warr Andersen addresses her Applique-for-Realism techniques in even greater detail. The actual drawing process is emphasized, including tips on shaping realistic details of features such as eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and hands. Charlotte leads us beyond basic shapes of facial features, exploring subtle variations in shape and combination of features that make us all individuals.

Detailed photographs show step-by-step construction sequences for an eye and a mouth.

Charlotte covers the roles of color and value and demonstrates how those who prefer machine applique can also utilize her technique.

Published: 1998