Colored pencil painter Alyona Nickelsen reveals how to use the medium to push the limits of realistic portraiture.
Colored Pencil Painting Portraits provides straightforward solutions to the problems that artists face in creating lifelike images, and will prime readers on the intricacies of color, texture, shadow, and light as they interplay with the human form. In this truly comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step demonstrations, Nickelsen considers working from photo references versus live models; provides guidance on posing and lighting, as well as planning and composing a work; discusses tools, materials, and revolutionary layering techniques; and offers lessons on capturing gesture and expression and on rendering facial and body features of people of all age groups and skin tones.
I have been wanting for this type of book. The name of it is called Colored Pencil Painting Portraits by Alyona Nickelsen and for a while now I've been interested in learning to color with colored pencils and blending them together!…Read Review
"Painting with colored pencils brings the best of both worlds - painting and drawing. It produces the richness and saturation of the surface with colors, which…Read Review
Using colored pencils to create a portrait is not often the preferred medium, but artist Alyona Nickelsen shows just how to accomplish this! The book is richly detailed and jam packed with all the information you will need to begin…Read Review
The cover alone of this book is enough to make you want to buy this book and try…Read Review