|Colored Pencil Portraits Step by Step
by Ann Kullberg
Hardcover, 128 pages (March 1999) North Light Books (check out Ann's online colored pencil & portrait newsletter
) Best SellerFrom Library Journal:
Kullberg is a born artist, self-taught and highly accomplished. In her first book, she proves to be a born teacher as well. She thoroughly and engagingly explores the details of the tools and techniques necessary for every element of creating portraits. Colored pencil is a medium that requires little money, no setup, no cleanup, and no health concernsjust as much hard work and talent as any other medium. With her fresh enthusiasm, Kullberg makes the work a pleasure. Collections that have Lee Hammond's similar Drawing Portraits in Colored Pencil from Photographs (North Light, 1997) may want to add this as well. In choosing between the two, Kullberg's personal approach edges out Hammond.
How to Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil from Photographs
by Lee Hammond Hardcover, 128 pages (May 1997) North Light BooksReader review:
A must-read for any serious artist. I sat down with the book and did the excersises and I was totally shocked that the portrait that I had tried to draw many times before had actually worked once I had read the book!! A day before, I could never have been able to produce a piece with such a likeness to what I was trying to draw.
Creative Colored Pencil Portraits
by Vera Curnow Hardcover, 84 pages, North Light Books, 1996
In the first section of this book, six artists create a portrait of the same model, working from identical reference photographs, for stunning variations. The second section of the book shows ten artists' self-portraits. It includes expert advice on every aspect of painting portraits, from working with a photo to developing a composition to mixing skin tones.
Realistic Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil
by Anne Demille Flood Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: North Light Books (June 2004)
With this surprisingly simple step-by-step guide, anyone can create beautiful pet portraits. Anne deMille Flood walks readers through her easy techniques for rendering cats, dogs, birds, horses and other cuddly friends.
Beginning and intermediate artists will appreciate the close-up demos for getting the texture of fur and feathers just right. There's also clear instruction on working from reference photos, choosing focal points and getting started.
This is an essential reference for anyone who wants to create animal portraits in colored pencil. Artists will quickly find themselves drawing better than they ever thought possible!