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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits : Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life

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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits provides straightforward solutions to the problems that artists face in creating lifelike images and will prime readers on the intricacies of colour, texture, shadow and light as they interplay with the human form. This comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step demonstrations considers working from photo references versus live models; provides guidance on posing and lighting, as well as planning and composing a work; discusses tools, materials and revolutionary layering techniques; and offers lessons on capturing gesture and expression and on rendering facial and body features of people of all age groups and skin tones.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 216 x 254 x 12.7mm | 680.39g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0385346271
  • 9780385346276
  • 11,306

About Alyona Nickelsen

Alyona Nickelsen's work has been featured in numerous publications, including American Artist, The Artist's Magazine and American Art Collector.show more

Review quote

"Get ready for a revolutionary way to use colored pencils!"--Sally Robertson, editor in chief of Colored Pencil Magazine "This is a must have book for all colored pencil artists--not just those interested in portraiture but those looking to really understand and master the art of colored pencils."--Ivor Harrison, The Art Gear Guide "Colored Pencil Painting Portraits is a wealth of information and instruction, and it is a joy to watch how Alyona brings her rich, beautiful portraits to life."--Australia Colored Pencil Association -Get ready for a revolutionary way to use colored pencils!---Sally Robertson, editor in chief of Colored Pencil Magazine -This is a must have book for all colored pencil artists--not just those interested in portraiture but those looking to really understand and master the art of colored pencils.---Ivor Harrison, The Art Gear Guide -Colored Pencil Painting Portraits is a wealth of information and instruction, and it is a joy to watch how Alyona brings her rich, beautiful portraits to life.---Australia Colored Pencil Association -This is a must have book for all colored pencil artists and not just those interested in portraiture but those looking to really understand and master the art of colored pencils.---Ivor Harrison, The Art Gear Guide -Colored Pencil Painting Portraits is a wealth of information and instruction, and it is a joy to watch how Alyona brings her rich, beautiful portraits to life.---Australia Colored Pencil Associationshow more

Table of contents

CONTENTS FOREWORD • vii INTRODUCTION • 1 CHAPTER 1 • COLORED PENCIL REVOLUTION • 5 An exploration of new working surfaces, materials, and tools CHAPTER 2 • THE RULES OF THE GAME • 27 The use of successful oil painting practices with the colored pencil medium CHAPTER 3 • WORKING THE MEDIUM • 43 Innovative methods and techniques for painting with pencils CHAPTER 4 • CONTROLLING COLOR • 55 Understanding the nature of color and the properties of pigments CHAPTER 5 • PORTRAIT FACTS AND FICTION • 73 Ideas and solutions for composing a portrait  CHAPTER 6 • PRACTICING THE ESSENTIALS • 89 Rendering key components of portraiture  CHAPTER 7 • HOW TO KEEP FRIENDS AND MAKE CLIENTS HAPPY • 137 Hands-on examples of painting a colored pencil portraitshow more

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