Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil (Paperback)

Learn to draw lifelike portraits in vibrant colored pencil (Realistic Series)

By Karen Hull

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633227279, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

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—a comprehensive guidebook that shows artists the secrets to drawing lifelike portraits in this dynamic medium.

This engaging resource is perfect for artists who want to improve upon their existing skills and learn how to render realistic portraits utilizing a wide range of techniques. After details about the essential tools and materials, readers will learn to employ a variety of colored-pencil techniques, such as hatching, crosshatching, shading, blending, layering, burnishing, and much more.

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 clear, 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 ready to take their skills to the next level. Find more techniques for drawing realistically in colored pencil in Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil (July 2020).


About the Author

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. Learn more at www.karenhullart.com.