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Portrait Painting List
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- Brush with History, A: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery
by National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Carolyn Kinder Carr, Ellen Gross Miles, Margaret C. S. Christman
A major book on the art of portraiture in America.
- Colored Pencil Portraits: Step by Step
by Ann Kullberg
Ann Kullberg paints sensitive colored pencil portraits of sweet and “spirited” children. Her work is marked by a rich sense of life and light. Ann’s commissioned portraits and workshops are in high demand--but lucky for us, she’s made time to share her effective and easy-to-learn methods in this month’s Main Selection.
Using her own gorgeous portraits for instruction and inspiration, Kullberg walks you through the process step by step--including 17 mini-demos showing how to paint realistic features, hair and clothing. Complete demonstrations show how portraits come together from beginning to end. Follow along and you, too, can create living, breathing portraits.
- Drawing Faces: Usborne Art Ideas: Internet-Linked
by Rosie Dickins, Jan McCafferty, Fiona Watt, Carrie A. Seay, Howard Allman (Illustrator)
This innovative guide is packed with easy ideas for drawing faces. Simple, step-by-step instructions show how to create lifelike portraits, caricatures and cartoons using pencils, pens and paints. With tips on computer drawing, printing and collage and recommended Web sites. Suitable for beginners.
- How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs
by Lee Hammond
If you’ve always wanted to draw beautiful, realistic-looking portraits of your favorite people, this step-by-step guide shows you how to do it – better and more easily than you ever thought possible.
Lee Hammond quickly teaches you how to add the illusion of three-dimensional highlights and shadows to simple shapes using pencil shading and blending. After you've got the basics down, you’ll learn how to use the same techniques to portray every feature of the human face. You'll also discover how to figure out what the features of your photographed model really look like so you can draw them from different angles. Then Hammond shows you how to put all those features together to create a lifelike portrait that truly captures the individuality of your subject.
- I Can Draw People
by Ray Gibson
- Portraits of the Presidents : The National Portrait Gallery
y Frederick S. Voss
The most visited gallery of the National Portrait Gallery is the Hall of Presidents, the collection of portraits of America's elected leaders. More than a visual record of holders of power, these images evoke the careers and legacies of the men they portray. An authoritative, engaging text by Frederick Voss illuminates the pictures, offering a concise history of each President and telling how each portrait came to be made. Included in this book are images of every American President, from Gilbert Stuart's famous depiction of George Washington, to Elaine de Kooning's John F. Kennedy and Norman Rockwell's Richard Nixon, and concluding with Chuck Close's photographic portrait of Bill Clinton.