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  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 10 April 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781849943949
  • Stock: 25 in stock
  • Size: 196x150 mm
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £9.99
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Learn to Paint People Quickly


by Hazel Soan

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Book Description

"One of the best starting-points you'll find." Henry Malt, Artbookreview

In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.

About the Author

About Hazel Soan

Hazel Soan is a popular and successful artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London. She is author of several bestselling books and a range of successful DVDs. She was one of the art experts in the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge. The very successful Learn Watercolour Quickly, Essence of Watercolour and Watercolour Rainbow are also by Hazel Soan.



Whatever medium you're using, a simple figure in a landscape can add scale as well as a human dimension that together make for a more natural feel.

Figures don't have to be detailed, but you do need to get the proportions and attitudes right and Hazel will show you how to do this reliably and confidently.

Hazel teaches through concise instruction and plenty of examples that will have you learning quickly.

If all you want is figures in a wider setting, this quick overview will be more than enough.

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