|Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced Techniques and Concepts from the Renaissance to the Present
by Virgil Elliott - Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1st edition (August 7, 2007) Best Seller
As more and more artists today look to the past, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in painting realistically—in creating convincing illusions of three-dimensional depth on two dimensional surfaces. How did the Old Masters create their masterpieces? What kind of education allowed these great artists to create such beautiful work, and how can an artist learn these lessons today?
Shortcuts & Artists' Secrets
by Diane Cardaci - Paperback: 64 pages; Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing (February 1, 2011)
Inside this helpful guide, accomplished artist Diane Cardaci guides readers through several shortcuts to drawing—from projecting and using the grid method to utilizing a computer.
Capturing Soft Realism in Colored Pencil
by Ann Kullberg
Hardcover: 128 pages, North Light Books, 1st edition (August 2002) Best Seller
Kullberg teaches artists how to faithfully capture the essence of any subject without wasting time on excessive detail work. Step by step she presents 35 popular subjects and describes techniques for adding rich texture, depth and form in the most simple and straightforward way possible. Insights on getting a realistic effect include: Mapping out a complex subject to make it easier to paint Changing pencil strokes to create different textures Mixing hues for greater visual interest Creating softer, more natural edges by varying the pressure of the pencil It's all the instruction a colored pencil artist needs to effortlessly add gorgeous details to every piece they create.
The Matzah That Papa Brought Home
by Fran Manushkin, Ned Bittinger
(Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Scholastic (February 1, 1995) Best Seller
Bringing cherished Passover traditions to life, a new book by the author of Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story
includes a short history of the Passover story, lively illustrations, cumulative verse, and an explanation of holiday symbols.
Painting the Head in One Sitting III ("Pam")
The presentation is specifically arranged to illustrate the 29-step method featured in Mr. Sanden's book Portraits From Life in 29 Steps (North Light Books, 1999). Like the other two, this video takes the viewer step-by-step through the painting of a head-and-shoulders portrait, this time specifically enumerating the 29 steps featured in the book.
The 29 steps are divided into six sections: (1) The Layout, or preliminary drawing, (2) The Shadows, (3) The Halftones, (4) The Lights, (5) Restating, in which the artist refreshes and improves on previous judgements, and (6) Particularizing, in which the precise details of the facial features are painted.
This division of the job at hand into six manageable portions, which in turn are completed through several precise steps (it may sound complicated, but it's really quite simple) gives the painter a logical plan of accomplishment. ...more painting videos by John Howard Sanden
Painting the Head in Oil
by Margaret Carter Baumgaertner
Note: "Peggy" Baumgaertner won Best of Show
in the Portrait Society of America 2000 portrait competition.
Margaret Carter Baumgaertner's internationally successful DVD's have enriched the lives of portrait artists world wide. Her DVDs take the artist from conception and drawing to the finished painting.
Each DVD series focuses on a particular area, such as Painting the Corporate Portrait, or Painting the Alma Prima Portrait. The DVDs are a valuable supplement to Baumgaertner's workshops. The beauty of the DVD is that the artist can watch it over and over again!
Learning how to interpret information from a photograph or a live model is critical to the success of a painting. Baumgaertner teaches the portrait artist how to see and how to translate that information and apply it to the painting. Her DVDs are thorough. Baumgaertner provides detailed information, describes painting techniques, and demonstrates them.
The Art of Portrait Drawing
by Joy Thomas
Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: North Light Books (June 12, 2006) Best Seller
Learn how to turn what you see into masterful, expressive art. With the practical instruction and advice in these pages, you can develop the skills necessary to draw fine portraits in the realist tradition.
In The Art of Portrait Drawing
, skilled artist Joy Thomas passes on to you the lessons she has gathered from generations of the worlds greatest artists. Learn about the golden mean, the traditional three-color portrait, the secrets of proportion and more methods used by the Old Masters and todays best artists alike!
Inside youll find: · An introduction to every commonly used drawing medium, including charcoal, Conté and graphite · An illustrated overview of the history of portrait drawing · Time-honored methods for drawing accurately · Insights on how to capture not only the likeness, but also the mood and essence of your subject · Advice on posing a subject, setting up lighting, choosing the right tools and composing effectively · 9 in-depth, step-by-step drawing demonstrations to develop your skills and your confidence Portraying the human face is the ultimate expression of art. Use The Art of Portrait Drawing
as the road map for your artistic quest.
Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Light & Color
by Chris Saper
Hardcover, 128 pages (September 2001) North Light Books Best Seller
This beautifully produced intstructional book is a "must-have" for every portrait painter, from beginner to professional. This book provides the portrait and figurative painter a uniquely logical framework to make decisions about the painting at hand. This systematic, but non-formulaic approach emphasizes using the color of light to paint luscious skin tones quickly and accurately.
When the Root Children Wake Up
by Audrey Wood, Ned Bittinger
School & Library Binding: 32 pages, Scholastic Trade, 1st edition (March 1, 2002) Best Seller
Gr. 2-4. An Edwardian classic gets a fresh lease on life with a recast text matched to eye-filling, lushly romantic art.
The Blue and the Gray
by Eve Bunting, Ned Bittinger
(Illustrator) Hardcover, Scholastic Trade, 1996 Best Seller
A young white boy and his African-American friend explore the grassy fields near the construction area of their new homes, which is on the site of an 1862 Civil War battleground, and one boy's father reminds them of the war's lesson of freedom.
Rocking Horse Christmas
by Mary Pope Osborne, Ned Bittinger (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 32 pages, Published by Scholastic Trade, 1997 Best Seller
A rocking horse, outgrown by its little boy owner, faithfully waits by the attic window for his friend to return. This poignant tale, filled with magic and wonder, is sure to become a new Christmas classic. Full color
The Little Flower Girl
(Pictureback) by Linda Tracey Brandon
, Lynne Woodcock Cravath (Illustrator) 24 pages, Random House (March 1997)
What exactly does a flower girl do? What's the most fun part of a wedding? Does a flower girl get to wear make-up? What if she messes up? Little girls can find the answers to all of these questions and much more, as they follow the adventures of one little flower girl. A magical bookenhanced by sweet, quirky artwork that captures the wedding spirit-and a must for any child who's going to a wedding, participating in one.
Drawing Secrets Revealed - Basics: How to Draw Anything
by Sarah Parks - Paperback: 128 pages; Publisher: North Light Books (October 22, 2014)
Discover the artists' "secrets" that make drawing accessible for everyone. Sarah Parks shares with you her favorite materials and the basic techniques that make it possible.
Drawing Secrets Revealed: Portraits
by Sarah Parks Format: NTSC; Number of discs: 1; Studio: North Light Books
In Drawing Secrets Revealed: Portraits
you'll find: Instruction for drawing eyes, mouths, noses, ears and hair