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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215813
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: £14.99

Painting Portraits in Acrylics

£14.99

A practical guide to contemporary portraiture by Hashim Akib

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Book Description

A fantastic, accessible and practical guide to contemporary portraiture. Learn from master artist and author Hashim Akib as he shows you how to produce striking, interesting portraits in your own style.

Hashim Akib's striking portraits are at the heart of this inspirational book. The subject of portraiture is seen by many as the zenith of art, and Hash's eaygoing, unpretentious style puts fantastic results within the reach of hobby artists and aspiring professionals alike.

Assuming nothing and starting from the basics making it suitable even for the enthusiastic beginner this book includes six step-by-step projects to follow; along with friendly but in-depth advice on colour palettes; skintone; composition; working from photographs and models; markmaking; lighting; atmosphere and much more.

The book covers many types of portraiture from the self-portrait to full-length portraits all with a striking, contemporary style.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials
Starting out
The Robot
Ideas and planning
A face that tells a story
Age & Experience
Light
Colour
Painting skin
Full Length Portrait
Painting self portraits
Self portrait
Going further
Choosing a face
Attitude and expression
Young Girl
Portrait in profile
Index

About the Author

About Hashim Akib

Hashim Akib was encouraged to paint as a child. He attended art college and has worked as an illustrator for newspapers and design firms. In 2009 he won the SAA Artist of the Year competition and has produced DVDs in partnership with Daler Rowney.

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