Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
Beginner's Guide to Creating Portraits: Learning the essentials & developing your own style
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This book comes with an exclusive Companion Booklet.



For any artist new to portraiture, this beginner’s guide is an essential addition to your tool kit. Expert Steve Forster guides you through the concepts, workflow, and beyond. You will learn how to identify your personal style, use photo references, prepare your canvas, and establish an effective workflow for striking results. Must-know portraiture techniques and exclusive step-by-step tutorials from expert artists help you put your new-found skills into practice, while galleries offer further inspiration and insight into the fascinating art of portraiture.






This book comes with an exclusive Companion Booklet.

Unlock the secrets of portraiture with this essential beginner’s guide. Identify your personal style, use photo references, prepare your canvas, and establish an effective workflow for striking results.

Expert Steve Forster guides you through getting started, including why ‘creation cycles’ are the key to success. Especially valuable for beginners, this phased approach provides a clear decision-making route at every stage. Then artist Robyn Leora Lowe demonstrates how to create believable features, no matter your style and medium.

To understand real-life workflow, follow six professional artists step by step through specially commissioned portraits. Discover how concept, style, technique, subject, and experience converge for distinctive results. Galleries of work from these artists, and others, showcase an even wider range of powerful portraiture.

Whether a complete beginner or honing existing skills, you too can develop the approach, confidence, and mastery needed to produce compelling portraits.

The Creation Cycles
Drawing: Proportion • Shape and line
Color Value: Establishing relationships • Diversity • Developing values • Light and form
Edges: The four types • From sharp to lost • Complex edges • Brushstrokes and style • Adding movement • Choosing brushes

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Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 297mm x 210mm
Paper quality: 130gsm - Silk FSC paper
ISBN: 978-1-912843-39-8

SKU: BGCP

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Justine S. Florentino
Steve Forster
Gennadiy Kim
Astri Lohne
Robyn Leora Lowe
Nick Runge
Aveline Stokart
Sara Tepes

 

Foreward by Cesar Santos
Getting Started
Creation Cycles
Other Considerations
PRO TIPS: Features & Details
Tutorials
Portrait Gallery
Glossary
Contributors