Learn to Paint People Quickly

A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils

Author: Haze Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944636

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 959

A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.

Learn to Paint People Quickly

A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943949

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 3153

A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.

Splash Retrospective

20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440332081

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 4836

The best of the best--20 years of watercolor brilliance! Over the past 20+ years, Splash has built a reputation as the premier showcase of contemporary watercolor...a gathering place for the best work and freshest ideas from today's top artists. Page by page, the series' 14 editions have painted a masterful portrait of the current state of the medium. Now, Splash Retrospective celebrates the best of the best in one big, breathtaking compilation! Inside you'll find everything you've come to expect from this series: big art (in concept, execution and reproduction value), innovative techniques, and firsthand insight on what fueled the artist. Plus, for the first time, series editor Rachel Rubin Wolf shares her expert perspective on what it is about these paintings that made her stop and take notice. What made them "come alive" and stand out from the thousands that crossed her desk? More than mere technical mastery, she cites such elements as originality, unusual subjects and poses, moments of whimsy...and always, the artist's love and respect for their subject, be it sunflower divas, and exotic locale, a beloved family member, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's an exceptional collection for artists striving to create memorable work, and a simply stunning book to grace the coffee table of any lover of the medium. 230+ brilliantly reproduced watercolor paintings. More than 200 artists represented. A diversity of styles, presented in subject-themed chapters--still lifes, portraits, landscapes, animals and more. Revealing commentary from the artists and editor.

The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944776

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1858

A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

Author: Claire Watson Garcia

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823099474

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 2248

For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.

Painting People in Watercolor

Author: Alex Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540538

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 1608

A fresh approach to portrait and figure painting in watercolor In "Painting People in Watercolor," Alex Powers provides a comprehensive guide on working with watercolor, mastering the principals of design, and understanding the fundamentals of portrait painting. Powers takes the inquiring artist beyond photorealistic painting and acquaints painters with the human form from a design perspective. Shifting the focus from subject matter to composition and aesthetics, Powers demonstrates how you can enjoy watercolor painting by expressively capturing character in faces and figures. An abundance of Powers's paintings illustrate the theories and techniques covered. The culmination of 23 years of Powers's painting experience, "Painting People in Watercolor" provides clarity and insight on successful watercolor painting techniques for novice to advanced students and doubles as a guide for teachers. 175 color plates; 100 black & white illustrations. Alex Powers, a nationally recognized artist, instructor, and juror, has been a self-employed artist and teacher since 1970. While its style ranges from traditional to modern, his art is best known for its passionate, perceptive portrayals of the human form. As a writer and critic, he frequently contributes to art periodicals, and his work has been featured in museum and art exhibitions across North America. Powers divides his time between painting, drawing, and teaching workshops throughout the United States and Canada.

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Techniques and painting secrets for the absolute beginner

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941971

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 5136

Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by- step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007554958

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 1634

This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes.

Putting People in Your Paintings

Author: Laurel Hart

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581807806

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1709

Capture the essence of people in your paintings Add a personal touch to you watercolors with 11 step-by-step demonstrations that cover people in a variety of scenes and situations. Award-winning artist, Laurel Hart, gives you the techniques you need to capture the living, breathing essence of people. Inside you'll find: Tips for seeing the basic shapes of your subject using lighting and shading techniques Easy methods for successful design and composition Techniques for translating photographs into compelling, beautiful paintings Complete instruction for placing people in settings including cityscapes, landscapes and interiors Laurel guides you through the process with practical tips, chapter summaries and motivational "Hart-felt insights" that will inspire you to see the beauty of your subject and transfer your emotional response to watercolor. Putting People in Your Paintings gives you all the tools you need to make your paintings come alive!

Learn Oils Quickly

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943907

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 6757

A practical guide to learn painting in oils, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of oil painting can be picked up faster than you think. And as mistakes can be corrected much more easily in oils than any other painting medium, it is the ideal medium for beginners. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about oils in an accessible way. She advises on the materials you need (keeping things to a minimum), how to mixing colours, basic brush techniques and how to use a palette knife. The subjects covered range from still life, flowers, animals, landscapes, figures and portraits. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint in oils very quickly.

Learn Colour In Painting Quickly

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944793

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 8589

Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan presents a concise and approachable guide to colour in painting. Whether you are using watercolour, oils or acrylic, Learn Colour In Painting Quickly demonstrates how to make the most of colour in your painting. The book is filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step exercises, and written in an accessible way for all artists to learn about colour. The book begins with the Basics of Colour: what it is, how pigments are made and our emotional responses to colour, it then moves on to The Colours in the Palette: properties of different colours, transparent and opaque colours and granulating and sedimentary colours. Next comes Warm and Cool Colours: how colours are classified and how to use temperature bias. The Interaction of Colours looks at which colours work best together and how to use a colour wheel. In The Mixing of Colours, Hazel explains the differences between mixing on palette and paper and how to blend by eye, as well as primary and secondary colours and layering. The Effect of Light and Shade on Colour looks at how depth and form are created by tone. Finally, Hazel looks at suggested colour palettes and winning colour combinations. Illustrated with Hazel’s magnificent, colourful paintings, and with exercises and expert guidance throughout, this book is the perfect way to master colour in your painting.

Everyday Watercolor

Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579729

Category: ART

Page: 224

View: 6996

A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

Dramatic Light

Paint Eye-Catching Art in Watercolor and Oil

Author: Patrick Howe

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581806588

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3876

Capture the elusive nature of light, and make your paintings glow with richness and realism. Dramatic Light shows you how, blending inspiring artwork with clear, step-by-step demonstrations for working in both watercolor and oil. Your paintings will improve instantly as you follow hands-on, visual guidance for recreating the basic principles of light: transparency, translucency, luminosity and reflections. This remarkable book features: 16 step-by-step demonstrations that show you how see and paint light in it many forms A range of styles and subjects to admire and borrow from, including flowers, landscapes, people and still lifes Detailed instruction for mastering challenging textures, such as sparkling glass, sheer fabric, moonlit skies, shimmering water and more Visual comparisons that highlight common mistakes and how to fix them You'll find the guidance in Dramatic Light very effective and accessible, even if you're new to painting. Special sections cover a range of topics, from creating good compositions to mixing colors to working with reference photos. Take this guide, explore light's sublime possibilities, and transform your work.

Create Perfect Paintings

An Artist's Guide to Visual Thinking

Author: Nancy Reyner

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440344190

Category: Painting

Page: 144

View: 8788

The Ultimate Resource and Reference Guide for Artists!

Basic People Painting Techniques in Watercolor

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780891347316

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 2158

Learn, from 11 outstanding artists, how to take advantage of watercolor's special properties to create realistic paintings of men, women and children of all ages. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this book contains everything you need to get off to a smooth start - from basic information about materials, color and design to demonstrations that illustrate the figure-painting process from head to toe. You'll learn the techniques of: Barbara George Cain, Roberta Carter Clark, J. Everett Draper, Cathy Johnson, Carole Katchen, Jan Kunz, Tony van Hasselt, Bill Vrscak, Judi Wagner, Arne Westerman and Stephen Scott Young.

Light and Shade in Watercolour

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945264

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8494

Popular artist Hazel Soan focuses on one of the most important aspects of painting - how to portray light, atmosphere and mood in watercolour paintings.

Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Author: Mary Whyte

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823026787

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 2889

Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists learn to capture not just the model's physical likeness, but their unique personality and spirit. Richly illustrated, the book features Mary Whyte's vibrant empathetic watercolors and works by such masters of watercolor as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration

Author: HAZEL. SOAN

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008320751

Category:

Page: 128

View: 1909

An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity. Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.

Watercolor Painting with Passion!

Author: Alvaro Castagnet

Publisher: International Artist Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781929834082

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1939

Passion is one of the most important elements in a masterful work of art. Without it, a painting is a lifeless collection of composition and technique. Here, internationally respected watercolorist Alvaro Castagnet shows artists how to paint from their heart--capturing more than just subjects, but the thoughts, feelings and emotions that give them impact. Detailed demonstrations show how to: * create passion through a perfect marriage of tonal values * inject mystery and drama by manipulating shadows * use color to express powerful emotion * simplify a scene to better express the artist's feelings for the subject * set a mood, create rhythm, and ultimately achieve perfect unity Through it all, artists will take their passion for painting--and personal satisfaction from their work--to a higher plateau. Alvaro Castagnet has taught and traveled extensively throughout the US, Mexico, South America, Europe and Australia. His award-winning work is part of private and corporate collections around the world. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.