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Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light: In Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

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You can paint realistic skin tones that glow with life

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. Artist Chris Saper provides the advice and examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understand--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 groupSelect your palette and mix hues for clean, beautiful colorsDetermine the color and temperature of light that falls on your subjectPaint direct and indirect sunlight, artificial light and highlights of lightMaster the four elements that determine color in shadowUse 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

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Color-mixing recipes and step-by-step demos in oil, watercolor and pastel teach artists how to effectively capture the realistic, glowing skin tones of various ethnic groups.

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ISBN:
9781581801637
Author:
Saper, Chris
Publisher:
North Light Books
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Painting - Other Specific Subjects
Subject:
Portrait painting
Subject:
Human skin color in art
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Color Theory
Subject:
Techniques - Painting - Specific Subjects
Subject:
Portrait painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
150-101-653
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
11.34x8.60x.62 in. 1.80 lbs.

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