An atelier-style masterpiece, Mau-Kun Yim shares his unique philosophy and methodology of drawing the face with a holistic approach to observing, analysing the subject and rendering it on the drawing paper. Through techniques, illustrations and in-progress images, you will study the philosophy and methodology of drawing of Chinese master Mau-Kun Yim. Artists will learn to observe and analyse their subjects and render them on paper. The numerous drawing examples and in-progress images in the book not only serve as illustrations of the artist's methodology, but also his belief that drawing is an art form in itself and has its own aesthetical merits. You will learn to approach the art of drawing both as an end in itself and as a step toward a finished painting. AUTHOR: Mau-kun Yim's works have been featured or reviewed by major Taiwanese dailies such as the United Daily and the China Times. Winner of First Place in the Portrait Society of America's 2005 International Competition, he has held seminars in the US from New York to Arizona to California. Over the years, he has had many solo exhibitions in the US, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. He is the author of nearly 30 books on drawing and oil painting and is frequently invited to speak at universities and art academies. SELLING POINTS: Popular Medium: Drawing books sell well. Popular Subject: Portrait drawing continues to be a popular subject. Includes 10 step-by-steps, each of which demonstrates a key aspect of portrait drawing.