Author Talbot Cox reveals to readers an easy-to-read self-help book Author offers artists tips to create charcoal portraits

Talbot Cox releases 'Charcoal Portraits from Photographs'

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Author Talbot Cox presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide for novice portrait artists in his new book, "Charcoal Portraits from Photographs" (published by Partridge Africa). With its instruction, anecdotes and homilies, the book strives to help beginning artists achieve results beyond their wildest dreams.

"Every one of us has an inherent artistic desire... some more pronounced than others," Cox says. "The urge to do a portrait is often blunted by dismal, initial attempts... often this is where the dream is shattered and ended! Anyone with a little application and practice, and using the easy-to-read guidelines in this book can do a portrait from a photograph."

Cox says he has simplified the complex subject matter of basic facial features so anyone can create a charcoal drawing. "By using a photocopy combined with a fundamental knowledge of the human face, the 'golden rules' as it were and set out in the book, anyone can avoid much of the stress of placing the facial features correctly," he adds.

This is Cox's second book. His first, "Senior Moments," is the definitive book on senior golf in South Africa, from its origins to its unique characters, complete with photographs.

"Charcoal Portraits from Photographs"
By Talbot Cox
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781482825336
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781482825312
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781482825329

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Soft cover available at Fogartys in Walmer, Port Elizabeth.