Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light

by CHRIS SAPER
$42.99

Publisher: F+W US

Publication Date: March 27, 2015

ISBN: 9781440341830

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 10-15 Days

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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 watercolour, oil and pastel. You'll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, colour, composition and edges), then learn how light and colour 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:P aint the four major skin colour groups (Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic)Refine these colours into dozens of possible variations within each group Select your palette and mix hues for clean, beautiful colours Determine the colour 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 colour 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 colour charts for each major skin type under a range of lighting variations. It's all you need to bring your portraits to life! | Inside you'll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolour, oil and pastel. You'll begin with a review of the five essential painting elements (drawing, value, colour, composition and edges), then learn how light and colour influence the appearance of skin tones.