Oliver Sin graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. He began his career as a computer games concept artist, including stints at LucasArts and 3DO, and has been teaching for the Academy's School of 2D Animation and the School of Fine Art since 2001. His award-winning portrait art has been featured in Southwest Art magazine. Born in Hong Kong, Sin has lived in San Francisco since 1990.
"For those seeking some drawing guidance, especially in the art
of portraiture, artist and instructor Oliver Sin has created a book
to walk you through the process. Through a series of thorough step
by step instructions, your art will soon flourish." * My Modern
"Sin's clear text coves the basics of materials, posing, lighting, perspective, and form, plus specific instruction on depicting individual features -- all illustrated with his breath-taking portraits that convey the essence of his subjects as unique individuals." * Artists Magazine *