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Set your portraits apart from the rest! Portraits can be an intimidating subject. But not with Art At the Speed of Life author and workshop instructor Pam Carriker as your teacher. She helps you take on faces one quick sketch at a time for faster, easier, more enjoyable drawing and painting. Not your average book on drawing the face, Mixed Media Portraits With Pam Carriker shows easy ways to draw more realistic faces in your own signature style. The goal is not an immaculate finished portrait, but a continually growing collection of personal, expressive sketches that you can use and reuse in your mixed-media work. Inside you’ll find: An easy-to-learn face-mapping technique that allows you to draw faces from your imagination, without a model or photo in front of you Mini-demonstrations breaking down each facial feature Simple colour combinations for mixing both realistic and out-of-the-ordinary skin tones 15 step-by-step projects featuring original ways to use your portraits as starting points for mixed-media masterpieces Tons of expert tips, from selecting the right pencil for the job to creating self-portraits, working with reference photos and using transfer techniques In the true spirit of mixed media, this book is all about combining, layering and experimenting in your pursuit of portrait nirvana. It will get you out of your comfort zone and into the habit of making faces that are truly and uniquely your own.|In the true spirit of mixed media, this book is all about combining, layering and experimenting in your pursuit of portrait nirvana. It will get you out of your comfort zone and into the habit of making faces that are truly and uniquely your own.|Faces are everywhere in the mixed-media realm today. So many artists trying their hand at portraiture and have come to a point where they want to develop a unique style with an eye towards a “fine art” look, instead of creating work that has the distinctive look of another artist. Author Pam Carriker has developed an easy way to map faces, allowing the maps to be customized to create a structure from which to build a unique face. Projects begin with generic looking faces so the reader can see a good starting place before pushing on to a more signature look of her own.
With sections on Purpose, Proportion, Personality, Palette and a final section filled with Projects, Pursuing Portraits will guide the reader through a natural progression from mapping faces, to sketching and shading, mixing portrait palettes, to a variety of mixed-media projects all based on sketches completed in the proceeding sections. Inspiring works from contributing artists will be spread throughout the book, showing great diversity in possible portrait styles.
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