Painting and Drawing the Head (Paperback)

Daniel Shadbolt

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Painting and Drawing the Head combines technical instruction, art history references and thoughts on the day-to-day practice of painting the head from life. The rich text, supported by over 100 paintings, gives a thoughtful account of the process of capturing a likeness. After introducing materials, principles and ideas, it follows the course of painting a head in five sittings, providing unique insight and practical comment throughout: from the choice of ground for the picture, through the set-up, the structure of the sessions, guidance on how to compose and what palette to use, all the way to the later stages of developing a portrait over time.


Product Details

  • Product code: AYZFQ
  • ISBN: 9781785001635
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.2cm x 28.0cm
  • Pages: 160
  • Publish date: Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 16

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