Selasa, 28 Februari 2012

Gave me the confidence to tackle darker skintones.

Realistic Watercolor Portraits Variety Ethnicities

Realistic Watercolor Portraits Variety Ethnicities

This book is a wonderful guide that takes you directly into portrait painting from a photo. What is excellent is the diversity of skin tones; I was able to use her layering method of transparent color and apply it to my own photos for pictures; I just match the skin from my photo to a portrait in the book. She also guides you all the way through to the end of the picture with all the important details that many authors gloss over; creating realistic shadow tones mixing and applying "crevice"darks- around nostrils, ear folds, eye lids etc. And other important finishing touches hair, eyelashes even facial hair.The author includes many useful tips inset on pages throughout the book as well as demonstrations for children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. The demos are very thorough and I find myself referring to it to create the palette for skin tones and shadows almost every time I sit to paint a figure. A terrific book that can add to your skill set and improve your understanding of creating vibrant transparent luminous skin and hair. Her method takes time, layering and allowing to dry up to 10 or 12 layers of transparent watercolor but the results are wonderful, this is not direct or spontaneous or alla primal approach but you can definitely learn tips on portrait painting you can use no matter what your preferred style but the book teaches you how to paint skin hair and fabric, not how to draw.Great book highly recommended!! A methodical approach that works!(I also like Charles Reid figure/portrait book which is completely 180 degrees in the opposite style but I think these two approaches can balance you to a happy medium)

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10 komentar:

  1. Awesome book! Went way beyond my expectations. I had no idea that I could paint portraits until Suzanna Winton came along. First with her DVD, and then she wowed me with this book. Her palette choice of colors work remarkably well together. If you're just beginning to explore portraiture, she will take you step by step.

    BalasHapus
  2. This is an excellent book, covering ethnicities other than Caucasian, which is what many other portrait painting books focus on. It arrived in great condition, and I would recommend both the author and the seller.

    BalasHapus
  3. Great book, I love to paint portraits and this is a very good book for anyone wanting to improve their skills in painting portraits.

    BalasHapus
  4. Suzanna Winton's instructions and illustrations are the most complete of any artist book available for portraits. She gives you all the step by step details in the proper order and with full descriptions. My favorite book on portraits. Very sharing and giving of her knowledge.

    BalasHapus
  5. This book is a wonderful guide that takes you directly into portrait painting from a photo. What is excellent is the diversity of skin tones; I was able to use her layering method of transparent color and apply it to my own photos for pictures; I just match the skin from my photo to a portrait in the book. She also guides you all the way through to the end of the picture with all the important details that many authors gloss over; creating realistic shadow tones mixing and applying "crevice"darks- around nostrils, ear folds, eye lids etc. And other important finishing touches hair, eyelashes even facial hair.The author includes many useful tips inset on pages throughout the book as well as demonstrations for children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. The demos are very thorough and I find myself referring to it to create the palette for skin tones and shadows almost every time I sit to paint a figure. A terrific book that can add to your skill set and improve your understanding of creating vibrant transparent luminous skin and hair. Her method takes time, layering and allowing to dry up to 10 or 12 layers of transparent watercolor but the results are wonderful, this is not direct or spontaneous or alla primal approach but you can definitely learn tips on portrait painting you can use no matter what your preferred style but the book teaches you how to paint skin hair and fabric, not how to draw.Great book highly recommended!! A methodical approach that works!(I also like Charles Reid figure/portrait book which is completely 180 degrees in the opposite style but I think these two approaches can balance you to a happy medium)

    BalasHapus
  6. This is one of the best books that really demonstrates how to do what is on its hard covers. Unlike the other books of the same subject the Author takes you step by step to the final results. The only recommendation that I would say to the Author is to add the DVD for more instructions for those who cannot just follow the written guidelines and pictures.

    BalasHapus
  7. Claude Mathews19 Oktober 2013 04.32

    I received this book in excellent condition and am s happy I found it! The author does a good
    job of explaining her method.

    BalasHapus
  8. This is a very helpful book for watercolor artist interested in doing portraits. Nice simple steps to start you on the way to your own style.

    BalasHapus
  9. Watercolor Portraiture is not easy to accomplish. I so appreciate this book and it's efforts to make the journey easier.

    BalasHapus