How to Paint Living Portraits

How to Paint Living Portraits

A Complete Guide to Painting Lifelike Portraits in Oil, Charcoal & Watercolor

Book - 2011
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Master artist Roberta Carter Clark shares secrets for infusing portraits with life.

Since its original publication, this best-selling book has earned a loyal following among students of portraiture. Back in print by popular demand, How to Paint Living Portraits has been updated to help today's artists discover the joys of this time-honored tradition. Hands-on instruction covers a range of ages and ethnicities, offering a practical approach to creating successful, spirited portraits in charcoal, oils and watercolor.

Includes 23 exercises for capturing recognizable likenesses, feature by feature Offers instruction on painting the figure, hands and clothing Addresses common stumbling blocks of skin tones and hair colors Illustrates simple and complex lighting set-ups for achieving multiple moods and effects Features 5 step-by-step portrait demonstrations in charcoal, oil and watercolor

Clark brings fifty years of experience to this book, from technical expertise on color and composition to practical considerations of working with a live model. One of the most comprehensive guides ever written on the subject, it's a valuable reference for any skill level.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio :, North Light Books,, 2011.
Edition: Revised ed.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781440303937
Characteristics: 159 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,28 cm.

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