Paint beautiful and expressive portraits by combining watercolor with other mediums What makes an eye popping, eye stopping portrait It s all about contrast and the play of opposites, round shape against square, light against dark, transparent against opaque Combining mediums allows you to push the inherent properties of each for a lively play of opposites You ll be able to paint glorious lights, richer darks, intriguing texture and mysterious passages that create mood and a strong sense of place, space and character Jean Pederson gives you all the advice and instruction you need to paint beautiful, expressive portraits filled with life and spirit Let your portraits speak to the world In this essential guide to expressive portrait painting you will Stretch your watercolor skills to the limit Achieve darks deeper and richer than you ever dreamed let colors mingle in imaginative ways on your paper accomplish radiant skin tones by daring to layer vivid colors from the start.Journey into the what if zone What if you paint on the vertical and direct the paint with a spray bottle What if you add heavy bodypaint to watercolors for one of a kind texture What if you accentuate your subject with pencil, crayon or gouache Don t what if about this book Grab it today for dynamic results in your portrait painting...
|Title||:||Expressive Portraits: Watercolor and Mixed Media Techniques|
|Publisher||:||North Light Books April 30, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||580 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Expressive Portraits: Watercolor and Mixed Media Techniques Reviews
Very descriptive of technique and and strategies. Close ups of paintings shoqing details.
Pederson was written in a way that made the examples , exercises and instructions easy to understand and try.
This is a pivotal book for me. It has helped me to pull together all the different watermedia techniques I have learned throughout the years and begin communicating in a visual language that is one of my own. While it is a book that is part technique and part inspiration, getting the most out of this book is also dependent upon what you, the artist, brings to it. If you let it, it will be your personal workshop. Thank you Jean! I'm sure before long I will actually be one of your workshop attendees, but for now, your book has given me what I need to take the next step....
Wonderful ideas and beautiful art.
Instructive and motivational. One of the few art books I've read from cover to cover. I'd recommend this book for artists at every level.
I own more books on painting and more paintings than I've done myself, but I was truly moved by the artist's work. I saw the book while browsing, came home and had Amazon immediately hook me up! I'm proud to own Expressive Portraits; I just can't quit admiring it.
What an amazing artist. I love her contemporary take on portraiture. I'm hoping to adapt her techniques to acrylics or oils on board and/or canvas, rather than watercolor and gouache on paper. She does use some acrylics however, and overall I give this a thumbs-up. Very inspiring!
I have really enjoyed this instruction book. It is both detailed in approach and directive in method. It is probably one of the best of this type of book I have ever bought!