Focus on Features: Life-like Portrayals in Applique

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C&T Publishing Inc, Oct 8, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
The creative possibilities of pictorial applique are infinite! In this follow-up to the popular Faces & Places, Charlotte Warr Andersen addresses her Applique-for-Realism techniques in even greater detail. The actual drawing process is emphasized, including tips on shaping realistic details of features such as eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and hands. Charlotte leads us beyond basic shapes of facial features, exploring subtle variations in shape and combination of features that make us all individuals. Detailed photographs show step-by-step construction sequences for an eye and a mouth. Charlotte covers the roles of color and value and demonstrates how those who prefer machine applique can also utilize her technique.

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The ancient needlecraft of appliqu takes on a new form in the hands of Anderson. She begins by tracing dramatic, well-lit photos of her subject, then cuts and appliqu s cloth to create somewhat ... Read full review

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This book is the perfect follow up to Faces & Places. Focus on Features shows how to get the details in faces. I got so excited reading through this book and imagining the possibilities using my own pictures. She shows how to capture the expressions and get the light source correct by the careful selection of fabrics. Great book! 


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