Drawing the Human Head describes in detail of how emotions and feelings are reflected in people s faces and of how to depict them. It is a systematic structured textbook for learning the skills necessary to draw the human head, a useful manual for anyone who is eager to learn to draw or to gain further illustration skills. It was written for students attending art classes in schools, art academies and universities and its texts and images have been designed to be understood by both younger and older adults. The book can also be used as a self-study tool. "
Giovanni Colombo was born in Como, Italy, in 1961. After attending a lyceum for the arts, he enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan to study painting. In the early 1980s, he attended the studio of A. Tenchio to deepen his knowledge of engraving, where he met and became friends with many other artists and started working in illustration in addition to painting. In 1982 he began showing his artwork, in both group and individual shows, and in 1988 he started to teach painting at the Fausto Melotti State Art School in Cantu, Italy - where he still works today. He wrote Percezione & Disegno: dalla visione alla rappresentazione (Perception & Drawing: From Vision to Representation; Ikon, Milan, 1998). He has published several limited edition booklets and engravings. Today he lives and works in Como. Giuseppe Vigliotti was born in Estavayer Le Lac, Switzerland, in 1965 and currently teaches painting. In 1983 he received his diploma from a fine arts secondary school, and in 1986 his work was shown in numerous exhibitions, both group and individual. Since 1987 he s worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for numerous publishers. In 1988 received his degree in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in art publishing, with specific experience relating to artists books and the use of graphic design software, editorial layout and website creation. His current artistic focus is on video-installations, multimedia techniques and computer graphics. Today he lives and works in Como. "