The Resource Drawing and painting people : the essential guide, edited by Jeffrey Blocksidge and Mary Burzlaff

Drawing and painting people : the essential guide, edited by Jeffrey Blocksidge and Mary Burzlaff

Label
Drawing and painting people : the essential guide
Title
Drawing and painting people
Title remainder
the essential guide
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey Blocksidge and Mary Burzlaff
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Everything you need to know to paint faces and figures. Eight professional artists share proven techniques and time-tested advice for painting everyone's favorite subject-people. Favorite color mixes, tips on lighting your subject, strategies for creative cropping, advice for getting the eyes "just right"--It's all here, along with other valuable lessons and expert know-how to make the people in your artwork expressive, engaging and "real." This is the very best instruction culled from North Light's most popular books on the subject, making it the definitive guide on drawing and painting people. Features comprehensive coverage of: traditional half- and full-length portraits as well as people in landscape settings; a range of popular media-including oil, acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil-along with a rundown on tools and materials for each; portraying various ages and ethnicities; color-from specific color mixes for achieving a realistic range of skin tones and hair colors, to color harmonies for dynamic portraits; essential keys to stronger designs; making the most of value, light, shading, line, cast shadows and more. The entire process-from taking reference photos to secrets for capturing the essence of your subject-is outlined with numerous illustrations and step-by-step examples, along with 15 complete painting demonstrations. This reference is loaded with straightforward, hands-on instruction that the novice can pick up to get started, while more advanced artists will find sound methods and expert tips for taking their work to the next level
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
743.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC765
LC item number
.D73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
q743.4 D767b
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bostic, Mary Burzlaff
  • North Light Books (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Figure drawing
  • Figure painting
Label
Drawing and painting people : the essential guide, edited by Jeffrey Blocksidge and Mary Burzlaff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Basic drawing materials & techniques -- Basic materials -- Handling your tools -- Lines -- Mass conceptions -- Value -- Demonstration : it's all about shape -- Conceived light & shade -- Cast shadows -- Tonal detail -- Lines redefined -- Configuration of shade lines -- Clean & gradated tones & diffused edges -- Learning from the masters -- Understanding shading tools -- Mini-demonstration : shading technique -- Negative space -- 2. Basic color theory & techniques -- Color -- Graying down -- Temperature -- Color harmony for the portrait painter -- Lighting your subject -- Colored pencil -- Colored pencil materials, the basics -- Vertical line, smooth stroke -- Pressure bar -- Feather vs. definite stroke -- Vertical lines, quick -- Overlap & straddled strokes -- Scribble stroke -- Dense vs. airy -- Demonstration : patent leather shoes -- Watercolor -- Watercolor, gather your supplies -- Basic watercolor techniques -- Preparing & mixing colors -- Premix your palettes -- Keep color mixes & their uses on file -- Tips & techniques -- Demonstration : quick sketch with color -- Acrylic & oil -- Acrylic & oil, supplies -- Longer studies -- The limited palette -- High-key color schemes -- Low-key color schemes -- Demonstration : using a three-value thumbnail sketch -- Control strokes -- 3. Exploring heads & faces -- Simplify & relate -- Mini-demonstration : draw a correctly proportioned eye -- Head proportions -- Eliminating lines -- Eyelid creases -- Examples of completed eyes -- Know your nose -- Nostril shapes -- Mini-demonstration : shade the nose without lines -- Shading & linking the nose -- Parts of the mouth -- Dealing with teeth -- Head shapes -- Drawing the profile -- Drawing a three-quarter view -- Demonstration : charcoal & white Conté on toned paper -- Demonstration : three-quarter view -- Demonstration : creating different types of hair -- Painting skin & hair -- Painting different skin color groups -- White -- Asian & Pacific Islander -- Black -- Hispanic -- Demonstration : warm skin tones -- Color mixtures for fair & dark skin tones -- Mini-demonstration : black hair -- Mini-demonstration : blond hair -- Other hair colors -- 4. Exploring figures -- Creating a dynamic figure -- The figure as an interesting shape -- Cropping the figure -- Y-lines -- Gesturing in -- Roughing in -- Blocking in -- Mapping in -- Rendering & contouring -- Demonstration : draw from life with colored pencil -- Demonstration : black & white Conté on toned paper -- Demonstration : render with a brush & sumi ink -- 5. Exploring composition -- Make use of photographs -- Compositional considerations -- Placing the head & upper body -- Cropping a portrait -- Compositional elements -- Create an eyepath -- Edges -- Placing the figure -- Demonstration : develop an edge plan to make your point -- Demonstration : rescuing a poor photographic reference -- Sketching & painting organic forms -- Demonstration : the thought process -- Demonstration : the figure in an environment
Control code
ocm77334102
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781581809817
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77334102
Label
Drawing and painting people : the essential guide, edited by Jeffrey Blocksidge and Mary Burzlaff
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Basic drawing materials & techniques -- Basic materials -- Handling your tools -- Lines -- Mass conceptions -- Value -- Demonstration : it's all about shape -- Conceived light & shade -- Cast shadows -- Tonal detail -- Lines redefined -- Configuration of shade lines -- Clean & gradated tones & diffused edges -- Learning from the masters -- Understanding shading tools -- Mini-demonstration : shading technique -- Negative space -- 2. Basic color theory & techniques -- Color -- Graying down -- Temperature -- Color harmony for the portrait painter -- Lighting your subject -- Colored pencil -- Colored pencil materials, the basics -- Vertical line, smooth stroke -- Pressure bar -- Feather vs. definite stroke -- Vertical lines, quick -- Overlap & straddled strokes -- Scribble stroke -- Dense vs. airy -- Demonstration : patent leather shoes -- Watercolor -- Watercolor, gather your supplies -- Basic watercolor techniques -- Preparing & mixing colors -- Premix your palettes -- Keep color mixes & their uses on file -- Tips & techniques -- Demonstration : quick sketch with color -- Acrylic & oil -- Acrylic & oil, supplies -- Longer studies -- The limited palette -- High-key color schemes -- Low-key color schemes -- Demonstration : using a three-value thumbnail sketch -- Control strokes -- 3. Exploring heads & faces -- Simplify & relate -- Mini-demonstration : draw a correctly proportioned eye -- Head proportions -- Eliminating lines -- Eyelid creases -- Examples of completed eyes -- Know your nose -- Nostril shapes -- Mini-demonstration : shade the nose without lines -- Shading & linking the nose -- Parts of the mouth -- Dealing with teeth -- Head shapes -- Drawing the profile -- Drawing a three-quarter view -- Demonstration : charcoal & white Conté on toned paper -- Demonstration : three-quarter view -- Demonstration : creating different types of hair -- Painting skin & hair -- Painting different skin color groups -- White -- Asian & Pacific Islander -- Black -- Hispanic -- Demonstration : warm skin tones -- Color mixtures for fair & dark skin tones -- Mini-demonstration : black hair -- Mini-demonstration : blond hair -- Other hair colors -- 4. Exploring figures -- Creating a dynamic figure -- The figure as an interesting shape -- Cropping the figure -- Y-lines -- Gesturing in -- Roughing in -- Blocking in -- Mapping in -- Rendering & contouring -- Demonstration : draw from life with colored pencil -- Demonstration : black & white Conté on toned paper -- Demonstration : render with a brush & sumi ink -- 5. Exploring composition -- Make use of photographs -- Compositional considerations -- Placing the head & upper body -- Cropping a portrait -- Compositional elements -- Create an eyepath -- Edges -- Placing the figure -- Demonstration : develop an edge plan to make your point -- Demonstration : rescuing a poor photographic reference -- Sketching & painting organic forms -- Demonstration : the thought process -- Demonstration : the figure in an environment
Control code
ocm77334102
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781581809817
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77334102

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