About Dean Reid

Australian born, eldest of 6 children and father of three children, Dean Reid is an actor, entrepreneur and artist.

All of Dean’s drawings are graphite pencil on paper. He chooses to draw faces with depth, detail and character. Many of his subjects are his favourite actors and others that have inspired him. Focusing purely on portraits for his drawings, Dean attempts to capture the expressions of his subjects with a level of detail that brings life and depth to the image.

Dean began portrait drawings as a nineteen year old and is mostly self taught. He spent time at the age of 40 with world renowned hyperrealism artist, Dirk Dzmirsky in Germany refining his techniques and learning how to bring added life and depth to his portraits.

The contents of his book includes all the things Dean has learned over decades of drawing with practical tips and explanations on how anyone can create realistic portraits.