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nodepth
03-14-2005, 08:55 PM
Hi, I'm trying to understand the subtleties involved with painting portraitures. I would like to know if anyone has links to the process of painting them preferably in oil. Thanks to everyone who has made this forum awesome to lurk in. I'll be posting my first pieces shortly.

:wave: :confused: :wave:

Dana Design
03-14-2005, 09:45 PM
Hi, I'm trying to understand the subtleties involved with painting portraitures. I would like to know if anyone has links to the process of painting them preferably in oil. Thanks to everyone who has made this forum awesome to lurk in. I'll be posting my first pieces shortly.

:wave: :confused: :wave:

Other than the "how to's" on this Portraiture site, I like to study this site also!
http://www.tonyryder.com/demo/index.htm

This site will take you step by step in applying oil paint. There are others also but this one is my favorite.

Have fun!

nodepth
03-15-2005, 03:43 AM
ah! awesome! thanks, I appreciate that so much. I've been scowering the web for months. :(

thank you :cool:

jocelynsart
03-15-2005, 07:36 AM
There is also an artist, William Whitaker, who has some demo stuff on his site.
Jocelyn

DLGardner
03-15-2005, 09:34 AM
Morgan Weistling has a demo on his site.
http://www.morganweistling.com

He also has a new video.
What I would do to get that one!

Dianne

Dana Design
03-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Of all the books on portraiture that I have, the most valuable in terms of information is by Harold Speed, "Oil Painting Techniques and Materials".

I have learned more from this book than all of the others combined. I highly recommend it. About $10 from Amazon. It is required reading in many teaching ateliers.

coyote
03-15-2005, 07:35 PM
Scott Burdick has some good demos on his site too.

http://www.scottburdick.com/demoMaria.htm

elenardo
03-16-2005, 05:02 AM
I bought recently a book of Sanden "29 steps etc". What can I say - it was a big, big disappointment! Absolutly nothing useful! Idle tittle-tattle and shameless advertising. I don't deny that his portraits aren't bad (only -
nothing eartshaking :) ), but it's not a system to study.
30$ thrown out :mad:

Dana Design
03-16-2005, 12:01 PM
I bought recently a book of Sanden "29 steps etc". What can I say - it was a big, big disappointment! Absolutly nothing useful! Idle tittle-tattle and shameless advertising. I don't deny that his portraits aren't bad (only -
nothing eartshaking :) ), but it's not a system to study.
30$ thrown out :mad:


I completely agree! I also bought a set of 10 of "his" brushes and after a few uses, the metal separated from the wood, and the hairs fell out in bunches. Useless. His special concoction of portrait paints? Bought that also, and they're nice for making mud. Very disappointed. Very!

elenardo
03-17-2005, 04:57 AM
My Bible is the book by Joseph Sheppard "How to Paint Like the Old Masters".
Each word - gold! :)
http://www.josephsheppard.com
About the Drawing - very good books by Andrew Loomis (online)
http://www.saveloomis.org
- maybe not so contemporary, but very clear and comprehensive. You know your goal, you know what to do (to draw and draw and draw :D :D :D ) and explanations are very good and clear.
And altogether if you go to Google and write "Art instruction online" - you get a sea of useful material :)

georgeholm
03-17-2005, 04:48 PM
www.williamwhitaker.com is realy good