Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan delivers a concise and approachable guide to portrait painting, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.
Whether you are using watercolour, oils or acrylic, Lean to Paint Portraits Quickly explains the key elements of catching a likeness in portrait painting in a mixture of mediums. The book is filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises that can be digested in a short period of time, and written in an accessible way for all artists to learn about portraiture.
The key elements of portraiture covered in this concise book include:
- Finding the likeness
- Creating form - the light and shade
- The facial features
- Painting the hair
- Skin tone and colouring
- The body, clothing and background
Illustrated with Hazel's magnificent, colourful paintings, and with practical advice and demonstrations throughout, this book is the perfect tool to help beginners master portrait painting - quickly.