Watercolor for the Fun of It - Painting People

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North Light Books, Jan 6, 2005 - Art - 96 pages
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The perfect book for learning how to paint people!

For beginning artists, painting family and friends can be one of the most challenging techniques to master; however, Painting People will change that! This sixth and final book in the Watercolor for the Fun of It series provides simple, basic instruction using the author's easy-to-emulate realistic style.

Michaelin Otis provides 13 step-by-step demonstrations that show adults and children in various poses including head and shoulders, seated, standing, group compositions, and profiles. You'll learn how to draw and compose your subjects, mix skin tones and hair colors, and how to make a great painting using photographs. A Quick-Start Guide provides an overview of the materials you'll need and the book's glossary will familiarize you with watercolor terms.

With this easy-to-use instruction guide, you can start having fun painting your loved ones today!


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Drawing and Shapes
Painting Skin and Hair
Working from Photos
Painting Adults
Painting Children

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About the author (2005)

Michaelin Otis is an award-winning artist with a studio and gallery in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She is the author of Watercolor for the Fun of It: Painting People and teaches watercolor workshops around the country and the world. She is the illustrator of Sara Wants to Know. She has been featured in many national publications, magazines, and books. Samples of her other work are available at AvalonArtsGallery.com.

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