Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light: Oil, Pastel and Watercolor


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LEARNING HOW TO CAPTURE SUCH QUALITY HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER!

Inside you’ll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel. You’ll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, color, composition and edges), then learn how light and color influence the appearance of skin tones. Best-selling artist Chris Saper provides the advice and examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understand―immediately improving the quality of your work. You’ll discover how to:

  • Paint the four major skin color groups (Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic)
  • Refine these colors into dozens of possible variations within each group
  • Select your palette and mix hues for clean, beautiful colors
  • Determine the color and temperature of light that falls on your subject
  • Paint direct and indirect sunlight, artificial light and highlights of light
  • Master the four elements that determine color in shadow
  • Use photographic references when you can’t paint directly from life

You’ll also find seven step-by-step demonstrations and an appendix of sample color charts for each major skin type under a range of lighting variations. It’s all you need to bring your portraits to life!

Publisher‏:‎North Light Books; Revised ed. edition (March 12, 2015)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎128 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1440341834
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1440341830
Item Weight‏:‎15.2 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎8.5 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

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