Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

Portraits from Life in 29 Steps

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by John Sanden
     
 

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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

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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!

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Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581805826
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.40(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.