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

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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

About the Author

Chris Saper is a portrait painter, teacher and author of Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color & Light, as well as four DVD workshops on painting portraits in oil.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440341830
ISBN-10: 1440341834
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: March 12th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English