Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life

by Alyona Nickelsen

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.


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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

NATOSHA miller

5 Stars

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!…

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Book Review: Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

Mou Saha

5 Stars

"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…

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Explore A New Medium!!

SABRINA LAITINEN

5 Stars

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…

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Colored pencil painting portraits

Bethany DeSelms

4.5 Stars

The cover alone of this book is enough to make you want to buy this book and try…

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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

cindy barriga

5 Stars

I believe that this is the kind of book I should spend days reading and enveloping all the tips shared throughout. Colored…

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