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With instructions and step-by-step projects for creating an array of portaits, this all-inclusive book covers everything about portraiture in the most popular drawing and painting media. Ideal for beginning artists who would like to experiment with different media, The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits teaches the artist how to create beautiful and realistic portraits in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic.
Series: Collector’s Series
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; First edition (September 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.5 x 11.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Here is all the details that are missing in so many other books
17 people found this helpful.
on November 29, 2013
Finally, A book that takes you through the finishing process of the drawing of a face and how to practice the parts of the human head and facial features. It really helped take me to the next level with a walk through. that was quite basic but no one writes about because they think we had the training or just know the material. I am glad the writer artists covered it. I never had this explained and demonstrated before. So if you last long enough to keep seeking answers and are patient enough; you get fortunate and find a book like this one. Maybe the people that are fortunate enough to be professionally trained for get what its like to get to be trained at a school or don’t know whats needed, but these folks did. ANS
16 people found this helpful.
on October 17, 2012
This is a very good book for the beginning artist. The first portion of the book about portrait drawing was very useful. The paint part, which is the last half of the book, is a little advanced for my level of expertise. Good book for an artists library.
Learning to create portraits
17 people found this helpful.
on June 28, 2013
By Cruz Kid
I just got the book and haven’t had the luxury of time yet to sit down and use this book but I can’t wait. I was really pleased to see
This is a wonderful book for watercolor or any medium
11 people found this helpful.
on May 17, 2013
By Marti Wilde Miller
This is probably one of the best books I have ever purchased on this particular subject! I certainly would recommend this book to anyone struggling with painting portraits in any medium.
Great Reference Manual
10 people found this helpful.
on December 17, 2013
By Lapis Lover
It is serving as a really good reference book. I particularly like the detail to measuring and proportions when doing portraits. Also color formulas are extremely helpful for skin tones.
12 people found this helpful.
on November 10, 2012
By F. Huffman
This has some very good instructive content. I have always had a bit of trouble drawing people, this gives me a few pointers I never realized and makes the process more achievable.
Great instructions for beginner
9 people found this helpful.
on February 9, 2014
By Nettie Borchert
I am not an artist but wanted to learn something new in retirement. While taking classes have been great, reading and following the ideas in this book have really helped me in my classes.
Very good book
4 people found this helpful.
on June 26, 2014
By christa rewun
This book is well written and provides good information and clear exercises. The projects listed are very helpful and give anyone the opportunity to learn new skills..
I love all of these books
One person found this helpful.
on January 19, 2015
By Albert Heal
Hi this is Sandra Heal. I love all of these books. The portrait book answered a lot of my questions. It is well written easy to understand and the pictures are beautiful. Skin color is difficult and the pictures helped me a lot. This book will be my go to source when I am having problems.
Great…Glad I have it
2 people found this helpful.
on August 15, 2015
Just getting into trying Portraits…..great step by step instruction….Good reference
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