Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits

More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781560109907

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8555

From Caucasian to Latino and East Indian hues, this convenient book features master mixes for an arry of skin colors, plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colors. The concealed wire-o bound book also includes a plastic color-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa.

Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes

Mixing Recipes for More Than 400 Color Combinations

Author: William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582664

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1684

The follow-up to Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor offers a robust index of landscape subjects that correspond to the featured color mixing swatches, discussing how color is influenced by the time of day, the angle of the sun and changing seasons.

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

Achieve Precise Color when Painting Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, and More

Author: William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582834

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6741

Provides instruction on mixing color combinations for painting subjects ranging from apples and cabbage to skin tones and buffalo.

Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic

Mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations

Author: William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781560108733

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 6786

'The popular Color Mixing Recipe Cards by William F. Powell has served as a handy reference of essential color combinations for almost 10 years. And now this collection of recipes is available in an updated, convenient format developed with your needs in mind! Conveniently packaged in a concealed wire-o-bound book that lies flat when opened, the recipe cards will always stay in order with no risk of getting lost. The book also includes a Color Mixing Grid—the perfect guide for accurately measuring paints. With mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations, along with instruction in a variety of painting techniques, Color Mixing Recipes is a valuable and practical resource for both oil and acrylic artists

Painting Portraits

Author: Anthony Connolly

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975046

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 8071

Portrait painting is inherently difficult and requires a unique understanding of and sensitivity to the sitter. This practical book considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice. Written by a professional portrait painter, it describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture.Step-by-step demonstrations of portraits and self-portraits.Techniques that use colour to introduce subtleties and presence.Advice on catching a likeness and overcoming difficulties.Discussion about the significance of copying and photography.Insights into the artistic process of the portrait painter.Work of contemporary and distinguished painters.'What fascinates me most, much much more than anything else in painting, is the portrait, the modern portrait.' Vincent van Gogh. A practical guide that considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice.Aimed at beginners and more experienced; untutored groups and individual artists of portrait painters.Gives step-by-step demonstrations of portraits and self-portraits.Covers use of colour to introduce subtleties and presence.Superbly illustrated with 180 colour illustrations.Anthony Connolly is a professional portrait painter and won the prestigious Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing in 2004.

How to Paint Skin Tones

Author: James Horton

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9780713479027

Category: Portrait drawing

Page: 145

View: 1018

Portrait Painting Atelier

Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications

Author: Suzanne Brooker

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823008355

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 8821

The art of portraiture approached its apex during the sixteenth century in Europe with the discovery of oil painting when the old masters developed and refined techniques that remain unsurpassed to this day. The ascendance of nonrepresentational art in the middle of the twentieth century displaced these venerable skills, especially in academic art circles. Fortunately for aspiring artists today who wish to learn the methods that allowed the Old Masters to achieve the luminous color and subtle tonalities so characteristic of their work, this knowledge has been preserved in hundreds of small traditional painting ateliers that persevered in the old ways in this country and throughout the world. Coming out of this dedicated movement, Portrait Painting Atelier is an essential resource for an art community still recovering from a time when solid instruction in art technique was unavailable in our schools. Of particular value here is a demonstration of the Old Masters’ technique of layering paint over a toned-ground surface, a process that builds from the transparent dark areas to the more densely painted lights. This method unifies the entire painting, creating a beautiful glow that illuminates skin tones and softly blends all the color tones. Readers will also find valuable instruction in paint mediums from classic oil-based to alkyd-based, the interactive principles of composition and photograph-based composition, and the anatomy of the human face and the key relationships among its features. Richly illustrated with the work of preeminent masters such as Millet, Géricault, and van Gogh, as well as some of today’s leading portrait artists—and featuring seven detailed step-by-step portrait demonstrations—Portrait Painting Atelier is the first book in many years to so comprehensively cover the concepts and techniques of traditional portraiture. From the Hardcover edition.

Painting Classic Portraits

Great Faces Step by Step

Author: Luana Luconi Winner

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440321108

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9076

Easy techniques for true-to-life portraits! If you think all portrait-painting books are the same, think again. This book will inspire you to approach your canvas with renewed (or newly discovered) enthusiasm and confidence. Using modern-day techniques, Luana Luconi Winner shows you how to capture not only a physical likeness, but also the personality and unique, natural expression of your subject. Her direct, relaxed teaching style takes the intimidation out of painting portraits, empowering artists of any skill level and medium to turn ordinary people into exceptional works of art. Time-tested, easy-to-follow techniques for achieving accurate facial shapes and proportions. 10 quick-reference color charts make it easy to mix skin tones and hair colors for a full range of complexions and ethnicities. Mini-demonstrations show how to use a variety of mediums--graphite, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oils--to create sketches and preliminary studies. Tips on using a digital camera to generate reference material and troubleshoot your compositions. Three start-to-finish painting demonstrations in oils and pastels illustrate the particulars of painting males and females, adults and children. Destined to become a classic in its own right, Painting Classic Portraits covers every step in the process--from selecting clothes, backgrounds and props that tell a story, to using design elements to stir emotion in your viewers. It's everything you need to know to create timeless portraits and great paintings.

Classic Portrait Painting in Oils

Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440310614

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9272

Discover a simple approach to capturing a world of beautiful skin tones Chris Saper takes the mystery and guesswork out of portrait painting while leaving its joy fully intact. Continuing the exploration started in the her first book, Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light, this sequel offers step-by-step demonstrations that cover an even wider range of ethnic groups and ages. You'll get professional advice on working from life, using reference photos, and combining the two approaches to create realistic likenesses that say something about the way you view an individual's unique beauty and character. Inside you'll find: A series of 14 step-by-step demonstrations of 7 diverse subjects painted from life and from photos that illustrate the advantages of each approach Techniques for seeing and recording accurate colors at live sittings, and retaining that accuracy when working from photographic references Tips on posing and lighting your subjects using both artificial and natural light sources Expert advice for shooting, selecting and working from reference photographs, including how to compose dynamic multiple-subject portraits Techniques for painting eyes, eyeglasses, mouths, wrinkles and other defining details Though the demonstrations and examples are done in oils, Saper's techniques are universal. Regardless of your medium or skill level, the lessons inside will make painting skin colors easier, the process more enjoyable and your great results more predictable.

Color Mixing Recipe Cards

Author: William F. Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781560103820

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1488

- Provides more than 450 combination formulas for quick color mixing reference- Features color mixing grid for accurate paint measurements- Offers instruction in a variety of basic painting techniques- Packaged in a reusable, peggable plastic pouch- Applies to either acrylic or oil

Helen Van Wyk's Favorite Color Recipes 2

Author: Helen Van Wyk

Publisher: Art Instruction Assoc

ISBN: 9780929552217

Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 1970

This volume provides step-by-step guidance for mixing colours, with 50 innovative colour-mixing recipes which are shown in detailed palettes, tracing each step in full colour. It includes 13 compositions by the author in which artists can see exactly how she applied each colour.

Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Author: Mary Whyte

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823026787

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 2555

Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists learn to capture not just the model's physical likeness, but their unique personality and spirit. Richly illustrated, the book features Mary Whyte's vibrant empathetic watercolors and works by such masters of watercolor as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor

Mixing recipes for more than 400 color combinations

Author: William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600580161

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 5079

'The perfect guide for any aspiring watercolorist, this book includes more than 400 paint recipes, each revealing the color proportions and dilution level needed to achieve the featured swatch. Artists also will discover helpful tips about altering values, graying with complements, and creating portrait colors. A color mixing grid makes measuring simple, and the concealed wire-o bound book lies flat when opened for convenience.

Color Mixing in Acrylic

Learn to Mix Fresh, Vibrant Colors for Still Lifes, Landscapes, Portraits, and More

Author: David Lloyd Glover

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1600583881

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2876

Color Mixing in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with and mixing color in this classic medium.

Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light

Demonstrations in Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

Author: Chris Saper

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440341830

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1272

Guidelines for rendering skin tones in a variety of media taught by one of the best.

Colour Mixing Bible

All You'll Ever Need to Know about Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Coloured Pencil and Ink

Author: Ian Sidaway

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780715318232

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6485

This book helps artists understand how to mix colours in different mediums and how colour can help to develop their work. Artworks illustrate how to put theory into practice and it is suitable for beginners or professional artists.

The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits

Create Realistic Heads, Faces & Features in Pencil, Pastel, Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic

Author: Tim Chambers,Ken Goldman,Peggi Habets,Lance Richlin

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582672

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8135

Describes the structure of the human skull, shows how to render the hair and facial features, and provides information on such topics as tools and materials, color, lighting, working from life, and working from photographs.

Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

Author: John Sanden

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581805826

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6390

Creating a likeness of a person is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. In this book, John Howard Sanden makes the challenge much more achievable by breaking it down into 29 logical steps. Working in the exciting premier coup tradition, you will learn to execute a finished portrait in a single sitting, starting with your very first stroke. Perfected by Sanden over three decades of painting and teaching, this comprehensive method will help you create convincing, lively portraits every time. Features two complete portrait-painting demonstrations! It's the clearest instruction you'll ever see on how to paint portraits in oil!

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

Author: Katie Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351380540

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 9117

Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.

Drawing: Trees with William F. Powell

Learn to paint step by step

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1610598539

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 9725

In this book, William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to render a variety of beautiful trees in pencil. The author explains a number of basic drawing techniques before exploring basic tree shapes and leaf types. As you learn how to draw branches, bark, and ground foliage, step by step, youÆll also discover important tips about shading, creating textures, setting up compositions, and applying perspectiveùhelping you develop your own tree drawings to their fullest potential. Helpful examples and essential information make this comprehensive guide a valuable addition to any artistÆs drawing library!