Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits

More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits
$9.95 $7.96 / £6.99 £5.59
Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781560109907
Publisher: Walter Foster
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits features master mixes for an array of skin colors in oil, acrylic, and watercolor—plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colors. The concealed wire-o bound book also includes a plastic color-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa. With recipes for more than 500 color combinations, this comprehensive guide is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair.

This convenient guide details three simple steps to mix virtually any skin tone:
  1. Match a palette of skin tones from this book to your portrait subject.
  2. Create the Master Skin Tone Recipe for this palette using the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.
  3. Follow the recipes to create all the skin tones you'll need to complete your portrait—from light values to shadows.
Also featured:
  • Color theory
  • Tinting, toning, and shading
  • Graying skin tones naturally
  • Identifying facial planes
  • Mouth, nose, and ear color tones
  • Eye and hair color tones
  • Watercolor skin tone recipes
With recipes for more than 500 color combinationsColor Mixing Recipes for Portraits is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair.

The author

William F. Powel is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. He is the author of many art instructions books, including The Art of Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Drawing Made Easy: Dynamic Composition. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. As a renowned master of color, Bill has conducted numerous "Color Mixing and Theory" workshops in various cities throughout the US. Additionally, he has performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist's paint manufacturers. Bill's work has also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He also produces instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781560109907
Size: 6.5 in x 9.75 in x 0.375 in / 165.1 mm x 247.65 mm x 9.525 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Q&A with Badass Babe Workbook author Julie van Grol
Julie Van Grol is an illustrator and instructor based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started a project on Instagram called “100 Days of Badass Babes” where she shared and illustrated 100 powerhouse women. This was the inspiration behind her new book, Badass Babe Workbook. Julie took the time to chat with us about the inspiration behind the ...
Read More >
Crochet Your Own Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy
Give your house a unique makeover with Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode a La Mode. She’ll show you how to turn your household objects into fun and delicious looking cakes, gummy bears and so much more. Add some pizzazz to your bathroom with this birthday cake toilet paper cozy. Grandma Wendleton—my best friend’s grandma who taught me to crochet when ...
Read More >
How to Make a Paper Sunflower
Sunflowers just scream summer. They have an uncanny ability brighten up any landscape or table. Make your own paper sunflowers that will last throughout the cold months with these simple instructions from The Art of Paper Flowers. Sunflowers are native to the Americas. One of the world’s fastest growing plants, they can grow 10″ to 12″ (25.4 ...
Read More >
See More Posts