Demonstrates how to develop skills in portrait painting. The reader is taught to "see" faces in terms of forms, shapes, colours and tones, and then how to paint them in oils. Six step-by-step projects work twards achieving realistic portraits using a wide assortment of materials.
As in any other kind of painting, observation, preparation and practice are the essential ingredients for good results in portrait painting. This book shows how to start developing your portrait skills, explaining how to see faces as an arrangement of forms, shapes, colours and tones, and then how to paint them in oils. The six step-by-step projects, by different artists, demonstrate how to achieve realistic portraits using a wide assortment of materials.
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