Learn to mix virtually any skin tone in oil, acrylic, and watercolour paints with the recipes and acrylic mixing grid in Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits.
Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits features master mixes for an array of skin colours in oil, acrylic, and watercolour-plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colours. Also included are a plastic colour-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa. With Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits and your painting materials, follow the three simple steps to mix virtually any skin tone for your portrait:
• Match a palette of skin tones from this book to your portrait subject
• Create the Master Skin Tone Recipe for this palette using the included plastic colour mixing grid to measure each paint colour
• Follow the recipes to create all the skin tones you will need to complete your portrait-from light values to shadows.
Also featured in this book:
• Colo theory
• Tinting, toning, and shading
• Greying skin tones naturally
• Identifying facial planes
• Mouth, nose, and ear colour tones
• Eye and hair colour tones
• Watercolour skin tone recipes
With recipes for more than 500 colour combinations, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair. Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series also includes Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. These books contain hundreds of precise colour mixing combinations for realistic results, as well as acetate grids for measuring paint units.
William F. Powell was an internationally recognised artist and one of America's foremost colourists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He was professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor included oil, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. He also authored a number of art instruction books, including several popular Walter Foster titles. As a renowned master of colour, Bill conducted numerous "Color Mixing and Theory" workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in colour theory also led him to author and illustrate several articles and an educational series of 11 articles entitled "Color in Perspective" for a national art magazine. Additionally, he performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist's paint manufacturers. Bill's work also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mock-up programs. He produced instructional painting, colour mixing, and drawing art videos.
Color Mixing Recipes
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