Synopses & Reviews
In Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting, Hammond gives readers friendly, easy-to-follow instruction for achieving detailed, realistic art from photographs with an encouraging ?You can do it ? attitude. This big guide, a great companion to Lee Hammond's Big Book of Drawing, is perfect for beginners, showing them everything they need to create a wide variety of subjects in no time with one convenient book compiled from Hammond's four best-selling titles on acrylics. Readers will learn Lee's helpful graphing technique for achieving a likeness and enjoy painting popular subjects like people, animals, flowers and more.
Lee Hammond's straightforward approach introduces the beginner to the pleasures of drawing. With Hammond's effective demonstrations guiding the learner's every step, anyone will be able to start drawing realistic people and animals in no time!
Learn to draw realistic hair and features, capture facial expressions and combine elements for a successful portrait.
Step-by-step instructions for drawing realistic looking portraits demonstrate how to draw individual facial features and add the right highlights and shadows.
Having trouble drawing a nose that looks like a nose? In this step-by-step guide, Lee Hammond will teach you how to draw realistic-looking portraits of your favorite people - more easily than you ever thought possible.
The secret is in the blending: With pencil and paper, Lee shows you how to create gradual, smooth shadings of light and dark to replicate the subtle contours of skin?and how to use these simple shading techniques to make any shape look three-dimensional.
After you've got the basics down, you'll see how to draw every part of the face. It's made easy by looking at each feature as simple, interlocking shapes, then adding the right highlights and shadows. In no time, you'll be drawing realistic noses, mouths, eyes, ears?even facial expressions.
Then you'll see how to put all those features together to create an expressive portrait that actually looks like your subject Step-by-step demonstrations guide you all the way.