Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light

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Description

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!

Additional information

Dimensions 216 × 279 mm
Sub-Category

Art Technique

ISBN

9781440341830

Sub Title

Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

Contributors

Chris Saper

Imprint

North Light Books

Product Format

Paperback

Pages

128

Publication Date

27/03/2015

BISAC Code

ART028000

Publishers

F+W Media Inc

Publication Year

2015