Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencils provides beginning to intermediate artists with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and engaging guide to creating lifelike people and faces in colored pencil, utilizing a wide range of techniques.
Rendering artwork that leaves viewers contemplating whether they might actually be looking at a photograph is no easy task. Introducing Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil - an easy-to-understand guidebook that shows both aspiring and established artists the secrets to drawing lifelike portraits in this dynamic medium.
This approachable, engaging resource is perfect for artists who want to learn how to render realistic portraits utilizing a wide range of techniques. After an introduction to the essential tools and materials, readers will discover a variety of basic colored-pencil techniques, such as hatching, crosshatching, shading, blending, layering, burnishing, and much more.
Aspiring colored-pencil artists will also discover more complex techniques relative to creating realistic portraits, including how to render various textures, from hair and skin to clothing and facial features. Also included is valuable information for collecting all of the elements for polished and professional results.
Packed with easy-to-follow instructions, plenty of helpful artist tips, and beautiful artwork that's sure to inspire, Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for any colored-pencil artist who is ready to take their skills to the next level.
Karen Hull is an award-winning artist and illustrator in Glenmore Park, Australia, who specializes in photorealistic artworks with a particular focus on color. She has been featured in multiple publications and illustrated two children's books, and her artworks can be found in private collections around the world. Karen has written and sold numerous comprehensive step-by-step tutorials and is in high demand internationally for her colored-pencil workshops. She's a member of the Pencil Art Society, which awarded her Master Pencil Art status, and the Colored Pencil Society of America.
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