With just average drawing skills you can learn how to create realistic portraits with colored pencils. Fully illustrated in color, this book will show you how. Starting with required materials and continuing with subjects such as how to compose and make your sketch, simple pencil drawing techniques, what colors you should have and how to use them to get realistic skin tones, values and contrast, and much more. Included is one of the most complete step-by-step tutorials you will find in any book. Nothing is left to chance, as possible mistakes and fixes are also discussed.