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Painting Portraits of Children


Painting Portraits of Children

  • Painting a portrait of a child is one of the most complex challenges an artist will face. In this detailed and practical book, Simon Davis opens up his studio and explains his approach. As one of the country's leading portrait painters, he gives a unique insight into how to render a sympathetic portrait in oils, which avoids sentimentality and captures the essence of a child, in oils.
  • Simon Davis, Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, is a respected portrait painter who uses the square brush technique. He is also well known as a comic book illustrator, most notably contributing fully painted art for 2000AD and Sinister Dexter. His comic-strip work, with its need for narrative and careful composition, complements his oil painting so that he approaches portraits in a uniquely dynamic and economical way.
  • • A unique account of painting thoughtful, intelligent and honest portraits of children.
  • • Of great interest to portrait painters and anyone commissioning a portrait.
  • • Covers the importance of composition and balance, tonality and palette, and atmosphere.
  • • Gives step-by-step examples of a range of children, including different ages, backgrounds and groups.
  • • Fully illustrated with 134 colour photographs.
  • • Simon Davis is one of the country's leading portrait painters.
  • 134 colour photographs

    ISBN: 9781785002908
    Author: DAVIS, SIMON
    Format: Paperback
    Publication date: 01/07/2017
    Pages: 96
    Dimension: 280mm X 220mm

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