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Aug 26, 2001
| ISBN 9781440319709
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Aug 26, 2001 | ISBN 9781440319709
LEARNING HOW TO CAPTURE SUCH QUALITY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!Inside you’ll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel. You’ll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, color, composition and edges), then learn how light and color influence the appearance of skin tones. Best-selling artist Chris Saper provides the advice and examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understandâ€”immediately improving the quality of your work. You’ll discover how to: • Paint the four major skin color groups (Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic) • Refine these colors into dozens of possible variations within each group • Select your palette and mix hues for clean, beautiful colors • Determine the color and temperature of light that falls on your subject • Paint direct and indirect sunlight, artificial light and highlights of light • Master the four elements that determine color in shadow • Use photographic references when you can’t paint directly from lifeYou’ll also find seven step-by-step demonstrations and an appendix of sample color charts for each major skin type under a range of lighting variations. It’s all you need to bring your portraits to life!
Chris Saper, Phoenix, AZ, is a portraitist, teacher and author of two North Light Books and four ArtistsNetwork.tv DVDs. She is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America.
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