Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

Master A Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life

Book - 2017
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Colored pencil painter Alyona Nickelsen reveals how to use the medium to push the limits of realistic portraiture.

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 color, texture, shadow, and light as they interplay with the human form. In this truly comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step demonstrations, Nickelsen 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.



Baker & Taylor
Presents step-by-step demonstrations for drawing portraits with colored pencils, offering guidance on posing and lighting, advice on what tools to use, and tips on capturing gesture and expression.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Watson-Guptill, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385346276
Branch Call Number: 741.24 NIC
Characteristics: viii, 184 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) :,26 cm.

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Jul 09, 2017

When you see the picture on the front, you think WOW can that really be done with just colour pencil? Well - NO. The artist uses paint media to create this gorgeous effect. The book is highly technical, but useful. But it is not just colour pencil and technique, and this makes it less than fun and more serious. This is not to take away from the artist and her work - which is stunning, but it is a lot of serious work and study.

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