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Master artist Roberta Carter Clark shares secrets for infusing portraits with life.

Since its original publication, this best-selling book has earned a loyal following among students of portraiture. Back in print by popular demand, How to Paint Living Portraits has been updated to help today's artists discover the joys of this time-honored tradition. Hands-on instruction covers a range of ages and ethnicities, offering a practical approach to creating successful, spirited portraits in charcoal, oils and watercolor.

  • Includes 23 exercises for capturing recognizable likenesses, feature by feature
  • Offers instruction on painting the figure, hands and clothing
  • Addresses common stumbling blocks of skin tones and hair colors
  • Illustrates simple and complex lighting set-ups for achieving multiple moods and effects
  • Features 5 step-by-step portrait demonstrations in charcoal, oil and watercolor
Clark brings fifty years of experience to this book, from technical expertise on color and composition to practical considerations of working with a live model. One of the most comprehensive guides ever written on the subject, it’s a valuable reference for any skill level.

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