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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215813
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Painting Portraits in Acrylics

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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.

Award-winning artist 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 easygoing, 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 presented in Hash's striking, free and 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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Like most painters, I find painting portraits challenging. I found this book very interesting because for me it has a new approach. Treating the face like blocks. Akib tells us to beware of realism. This book enables you to master the essentials and capture the atmosphere, the character. It's worth looking at no matter what your skill, for the treatment is quite different. Plenty of examples, male, female, young, old. Follow the 6 varied step-by-step projects. Faces, features and even full length portraits are covered. I particularly like the unusual expressions pages and the way they were presented. One thing of note, I found I liked the older style and not his new way of using very thick paint, but that is just personal preference and it is good to experiment and try different styles and ways of using paint. Also close-ups are not how the paintings will appear when viewed on a wall. I cannot believe it is 7 years since his last book, what a lot he has achieved. 


Leisure Painter

Painting Portraits in Acrylics is a practical guide to contemporary portraiture by Hashim Akib. Award-winning artists Hashim Akib's striking portraits are at the heart of this inspirational book. Hash's easy-going, 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, skin tone, composition, working from photographs and models, mark making, lighting; atmosphere and much more. The book covers many types of portraiture from the self-portrait to full-length portraits, all presented in Hash's striking, free and contemporary style. 


Leisure Painter

Starting from the basics, award-winning artist Hashim Akib shows you how to paint portraits in acrylics with an engaging and easy-to-follow style. Covering all styles of portraiture, from self-portraits to full-length portraits, the book includes six step-by-step projects to follow. These provide in-depth advice on colour palettes, skin tones, composition and lighting as well as how to work from photographs and models, plus much more. The book is aimed at beginners, but there's plenty for the more proficient artist to enjoy here. 

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