Dust jacket notes: "'I cannot think of anything more difficult, or more fascinating, than attempting to paint an impression of a human being, in oils, in one sitting.' John Howard Sanden is a master of this technique, and here - in a book based on his famous demonstration/lecture series at the Art Students League of New York - he shows you, step by step, exactly how to achieve a startling likeness in a single painting session. Sanden begins by discussing the materials you will need and the colors you will use. He explains the basics of drawing the head - angles, mapping, plumbing, positive and negative shapes, perspective, measuring and relating the features. Next, Sanden explains how to use values - lights and darks - to define the planes of the face. Then, in a chapter on color, Sanden shares his own method of mixing and tubing the paints used for the flesh tints; in this way, the painter has a complete range of flesh colors at his fingertips without having to mix them each time he needs them. After an orientation chapter devoted to the principles of painting procedure, the author invites you to look over his shoulder as he demonstrates how to paint the components of a portrait: the eyes, the nose, and upper face, including a demonstration of how to paint eyeglasses; the mouth chin, neck, and ears, including how to paint facial hair and the teeth in a smiling mouth; and various skin tones and hair types. Then Sanden puts the parts of a portrait together and shows you how to plan and execute a complete portrait. Step-by-step demonstrations of finished portraits, each step reproduced in full color, illustrate the painting process from start to finish." Includes 42 full-color plates and 90+ black and white illustrations, with bibliography and index.
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Book Description Watson-Guptill, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823036405
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