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Suz
12-28-2000, 08:58 AM
What are the books that taught you the most about painting portraits?

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Suz.

ChrisW
01-01-2001, 06:42 PM
Betty Edwards"Drawing on the Right Side of your Brain"
I think it has very clear directions for the proportions of the head and I thought it was very helpful. And then get a hold of portrait drawings of Ingres and Holbein and look at those,a lot. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Chris

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ChrisW

Suz
01-08-2001, 02:09 PM
Thanks to both of you. Betty's book IS great. It has unlocked many mysteries for me.

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Suz.

bruin70
01-08-2001, 04:22 PM
ormond's sargent book. the old , out-of-print one.............{M}

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"it's alright to be judgmental,,,,,,,,if you have taste"...MILT

Suz
01-10-2001, 11:28 AM
Here is a link to a great book. I believe Milt refers to an earlier version, but this one is in print.
http://www.tfaoi.com/articles/mile23.htm
John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits, The Complete Paintings: Volume I

I found many others, some on the proportions of the head which are much more detailed and analytical than Betty Edwards. When I get to it, I will list them here.


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Suz.

degreene72
01-11-2001, 12:28 AM
david leffel...oil painting secrets from a master......

LDianeJohnson
01-11-2001, 05:22 PM
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823036405/thecritiqueshop">Painting the Head in Oil</A>
John Howard Sanden

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891348514/thecritiqueshop">The Best of Portrait Painting</A>
Rachel Rubin Wolf (Editor)

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823038998/thecritiqueshop">Pastel</A>
Daniel E. Greene, NA

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823039064/thecritiqueshop">The Art of Pastel Portraiture</A>
Madlyn-Ann C. Woolwich

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089134635X/thecritiqueshop">How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs</A>
Lee Hammond

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399507914/thecritiqueshop">Drawing the Head & Figure</A>
Jack Hamm



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