With this Amphoto Crafts workbook to guide them, photographers, artists, and creative hobbyists can transform ordinary black-and-white photographs into beautifully painted display art.
A fine-art photographer takes readers on a step-by-step journey through the nuances of handpainting photographs, using the subtle techniques seen on greeting cards, posters, and in printed advertisements. Detailed lessons are illustrated with the author's exquisite art, and the book's practical format makes it ideal for handy reference at the worktable while painting. Highlights include how to select and prepare black-and-white prints for coloring; how to choose paints, primers, friskets, toners, and spotting kits; how to color treasured vintage family photographs; how to paint washes, paint with pencils, and build color; and how to put finishing touches to pieces designed for display.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.41(d)|
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The Art of Handpainting Photographs establishes Machat-Dorskind as the authority on hand-painting photographs. It's really the only book on the subject that is done properly and friendly to all readers. This step by step guide is an easy, enlightening, and enjoyable journey into a unique, quiet, but very special form of art.