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Painting portraits and figures in watercolor /

"Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the... Full description

Main Author: Whyte, Mary.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2011
Edition: 1st ed.
Subjects:
Contents: Introduction -- Personal philosophy -- Learning from the masters -- Getting started -- Why paint people? -- Talent -- Where to start -- Failures -- Materials & tools -- Brushes -- Paints -- Paper -- Palettes -- Easels -- Purchasing supplies -- The basic studio -- Techniques -- How important is technique? -- Learning the basics -- The wash -- Glazes -- Textures -- Using gouache -- Combining mediums -- Painting details -- Demonstration -- Drawing -- Learning to draw -- Proportion -- Getting a likeness -- Hands -- Composition and design -- Making corrections -- Demonstration -- Values -- What is value? -- Creating shape and depth with value -- Seeing values correctly -- The five degrees of light -- Using values in composition -- Demonstration -- Edges -- How edges occur -- Making soft edges -- What affects edges -- Demonstration -- Color & light -- The magic of color -- The color wheel -- The decision of color -- Mixing color -- Color harmony -- Light -- Demonstration -- Backgrounds -- Planning a background -- Background color -- Incorporating the background -- Painting people in backgrounds -- Demonstration -- Life as an artist -- Expression -- Knowing what to paint -- Growing as an artist -- Being a professional artist -- Working with the model -- Portrait commissions -- Working with children -- Framing your work.
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