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Old 08-10-2019, 05:10 PM
TomMather TomMather is offline
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Books on portraiture

Can anyone recommend any good books on painting portraits? I prefer painting rather than drawing and oils over other painting mediums.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:29 PM
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Re: Books on portraiture

I have Harley Brown's books (mostly pastel but brilliant) Chris Saper, Wende Corporale.

I have subscribed to International Artist magazine for years- paper copies- and now get an online version. They always have articles about portraits.

I would recommend watching portrait videos- Rose Franzen, Richard Schmid, Cesar Santos, David Kassan, for example.

Choose the technique you want to learn more about and google it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Re: Books on portraiture

Many are willing to DIE for their art, but very few are willing to LEARN to draw.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:47 PM
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Re: Books on portraiture

No suggestions on the Portraiture forum?

I will check out some videos but prefer to read. Not sure I understand the comment about drawing. I know how to draw and I’m quite proficient at it, but I enjoy and prefer painting much more.
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