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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps
     

Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

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by Sanden, Elizabeth R. Sanden
 

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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps presents an elegant, simple and direct procedure for painting a convincing portrait in 29 logical steps. John Howard Sanden has developed this method in more than three decades of painting, demonstrating and teaching.At the heart of this book are two complete portrait-painting demonstrations; each of the 29 steps is descriptively

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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps presents an elegant, simple and direct procedure for painting a convincing portrait in 29 logical steps. John Howard Sanden has developed this method in more than three decades of painting, demonstrating and teaching.At the heart of this book are two complete portrait-painting demonstrations; each of the 29 steps is descriptively titled, explained and illustrated to show the clear progression of the portrait. Sanden uses an exciting and appealing premier coup approach to painting, where the artist attempts to execute a finished painting from the very first stroke. John Howard Sanden has created more than 500 portraits of leading figures in American public and professional life. He is widely regarded as the foremost teacher of portraiture methods in the world today. In addition to authoring books and videos, Sanden founded the Portrait Institute of New York and has toured the nation teaching his ideas and techniques. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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These two fine books on portraiture complement each other nicely. Sanden, a true master of the genre, has created more than 500 portraits of prominent people and is considered one of the foremost teachers of the art. He has developed a 29-step method for painting a complete picture--in just one sitting. His premier coup technique combines immediate impression and final effect. At the heart of the book are two complete demonstrations ("The Bishop" and "Nigerian Lady") wisely chosen for varieties in skin, hair, and tones. For those interested in other media and in more basic instruction, Wolf has assembled an excellent compendium of the work of more than a dozen artists and authors. Eyes, noses, and ears get individual attention, as do the different stages of life, from infancy to maturity. The book also features methods of drawing figures in motion and within a broad variety of settings. A fine multimedia and multicultural effort. Very reasonably priced, both books are highly recommended. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780891349020
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.70(d)

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Portraits from Life in 29 Steps 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Skuatmraa More than 1 year ago
This book shows how to paint portraits using oil paints. I personally use it for a conversion to digital painting. Its concepts are accurate and comprehensible for any painter who wants some quick lessons.