Colored Pencil Portraits

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Portraits not only capture a likeness, but offer for generations to come a glimpse into the subject's life. Sounds like quite a challenge. But with Ann Kullberg's help, it's not as difficult as you might think to create lifelike colored pencil portraits.

Using her own beautiful portraiture for instruction and inspiration, Kullberg walks you through the process step by step—from basic information about ...

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Overview

Portraits not only capture a likeness, but offer for generations to come a glimpse into the subject's life. Sounds like quite a challenge. But with Ann Kullberg's help, it's not as difficult as you might think to create lifelike colored pencil portraits.

Using her own beautiful portraiture for instruction and inspiration, Kullberg walks you through the process step by step—from basic information about materials and techniques to two demonstrations that show how complete portraits come together from beginning to end.

You'll learn how to:

  • choose the right tools and master basic techniques
  • compose a portrait—examples show right and wrong ways to do it
  • use light to create mood in your portraits
  • create a range of rich, believable skin tones
  • paint the face—step-by-steps of eyes, mouth, nose and ears make it easy
  • paint realistic-looking clothing—step-by-step demos show you how to paint denim, velvet and other fabrics
You'll also find Kullberg's secrets for making your portrait come alive, along with 17 mini-demos that make it easy to paint realistic features, hair and clothing. Inside is everything you need to get started, as well as advice and important information on painting portraits professionally!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581806397
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/29/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 333,276
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.54 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 Getting Started 8
Chapter 2 Composing a Portrait 18
Chapter 3 Seeing the Light 30
Chapter 4 Creating Believable Skin Tones 40
Chapter 5 Painting Features and the Face 58
Chapter 6 Painting Hair 76
Chapter 7 Painting Fabric 92
Chapter 8 Putting It All Together 106
Appendix 124
Index 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2006

    Eye-Opener

    I have a completely different kind of respect for Ann Kullberg than I do for other artistic authors, simply because she is self taught. Page after page of this book, I constantly had to remind myself of that. I've also had no kind of formal art training, which really inspired me flipping through these pages of what I can accomplish. She goes through quite a few mini demos and 2 full portrait demonstrations, all quite thorough. Up to this point, I have only worked with graphite and charcoal, and I'm looking forward to starting with colored pencils. Starting out on a budget shouldn't be a problem, because she only uses Prismacolor colored pencils and Stonehenge paper. Takes a lot of guesswork out of what to start with, unlike some other art instruction authors. If anybody wants to know where to get these materials rather inexpensively, just email me! I wish anyone who's starting out with this medium good luck. Props to Ann K. and keep up the good work! I'll be looking for other titles by her in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Just what my husband wanted!

    I ordered this book on behalf of my husband who is into artwork/coloring. He was happy not only with the service but with the quality of the book.

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