Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil

Learn to Draw Lifelike Portraits in Vibrant Colored Pencil
Karen Hull


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 coloured-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.


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    295 x 220mm
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    Walter Foster
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