The Figure in Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002 - Art - 112 pages
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Following in the footsteps of Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused is Mel Stabin’s latest: The Figure in Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused. Capturing a figure’s unique personality and multifaceted quality in watercolor is challenging—but Stabin demonstrates, step by step, how the new artist can capture the figure by painting simply, directly, and with intense focus on the “essence” of a person. Readers will discover tested techniques and hands-on tips for painting portraits, people in an environment, and groups of people, as well as for painting people from photographs. They’ll also find a treasury of valuable advice on design, composition, shape, value, color, and more!

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These three volumes line up nicely as a good beginner's book on anatomy drawing, an advanced one, and a specialized volume on the watercolor figure in context. In his Beginner's Guide, Horton (DK Art ... Read full review



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Mel Stabin is the author of Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused. His paintings have been honored with national awards, and are in many private and corporate collections. He lives in Park Ridge, New Jersey.

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