How to Draw Living Portraits

How to Draw Living Portraits

eBook - 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 featureOffers instruction on painting the figure, hands and clothingAddresses common stumbling blocks of skin tones and hair colorsIllustrates simple and complex lighting set-ups for achieving multiple moods and effectsFeatures 5 step-by-step portrait demonstrations in charcoal, oil and watercolorClark 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: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9781440315459
Characteristics: 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations (some color)


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