Drawing and Painting Portraits in Watercolour

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'This is quite the best book on portrait painting, in any medium, that Ive seen for a very long time, perhaps ever.' Artbookreview.net

Invest your portraiture with character and ease with this complete guide to drawing and painting portraits in watercolour, pencil and charcoal, which includes five step-by-step projects and numerous practical techniques.

Portraiture is one of the most rewarding painting disciplines. In this book, experienced portrait artist David Thomas shows that it need not be intimidating. Learn to use watercolour, pencil and charcoal to produce fresh and approachable portraits invested with life and character.

* 5 projects (2 charcoal, 3 watercolour)
* Popular medium with little competition in this discipline
* Approachable and achievable

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Design 14
Composition 16
Proportion 20
Pose 24
Lighting 30
Backgrounds 34
Using line 38
Sketching 40
Drawing from life 42
Drawing from photographs 44
Drawing with pencil 48
Using charcoal 52
Drawing with charcoal 54
Using watercolour 58
Watercolour painting techniques 60
Other useful techniques 66
Colour and tone 68
Painting from life 72
Painting from photographs 74
Perfecting your portraits 82
Hair 84
Eyes and hands 86
Age 88
The portraits 90
Alexander 92
Mother and baby 102
Jilly 114
Afterword 126
Index 128

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