Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light
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Learning how to capture such quality has never been easier. With Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light, youíll find guidelines for rendering accurate skin tones in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil and pastel.
Youíll 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. Artist Chris Saper provides the advice and step-by-step examples that make every lesson and technique easy to understandó-immediately improving the quality of your work. Youíll discover how to:
# Paint the four major skin color groups (Caucasian, African American, Asian and Hispanic)
# Refine these colors into hundreds 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 canít paint directly from life
Youíll 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. Itís all you need to bring your watercolor, oil and pastel portraits to life!
About the Author
Chris Saper portraits are currently held in more than 200 private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy in Chicago, the Pastel Society of America and the Washington Society of Portrait Artists.
Saperís work has been published in The Best of Portrait Paining and Pastel Artist International Magazine. Her recent awards include the American Artistsí Professional Leagueís Directorís Award in New York and the International Association of Pastel Societiesí Silver Medal. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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