Hammond, Lee PAINT PEOPLE IN ACRYLIC WITH LEE HAMMOND
F+W Media 2006 1581807988 / 9781581807981 Paperback Very Good
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Finally, a portrait drawing book that's "head-and-shoulders" above the rest ! Paint People in Acrylic With Lee Hammond You are this close to buying the perfect book for first-time people painter s! This fantastic book combines the easy-to-use medium of acrylic paints wi th beginner-friendly instruction designed to help you achieve realistic lik enesses. With Lee Hammond's simple, step-by-step approach, you'll learn how to start with a basic foundation of color, then add layer after layer, gradually bu ilding towards a likeness. (Sound easy? It is!) A whopping 50 step-by-step demonstrations teach you basic techniques, how to paint individual facial f eatures and, ultimately, how to accurately portray subjects of every age, c omplexion and ethnicity. Ten start-to-finish portrait demos bring it all to gether. Along the way, Lee shares her best tips from her 20 years of teaching exper ience: what colors to mix to get "skin," an easy trick for adding a hint of color to cheeks, what makes a good background, and expert advice on: Painting notoriously tricky elements, like eyes, ears, teeth, hair and clot hing Capturing the look of age and the glow of youth Working from a reference photo Using the grid technique to simplify portraits and create an accurate preli minary sketch Even if you've never before painted in acrylics, this book will give you a great "head start" on the fun art of painting people!