Books on portraiture?

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Books on portraiture?

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dec 28, 2007, 10:42 am

Can anyone recommend good books on portrait drawing/painting? Thanks!

Redigeret: dec 28, 2007, 12:49 pm

'500 Portraits' by The Phaidon Press. Although it's not an instruction manual, it is a beautiful book that should give you plenty of inspiration.

jan 1, 2008, 8:27 pm

Thank you! Is it "500 Self-Portraits"? This book was what I was able to find:

jan 1, 2008, 8:43 pm

jan 2, 2008, 12:34 pm

>3 sonyaseattle:

That's the one!

jan 29, 2008, 8:23 pm

If you're looking for how-to books, I'd recommend anything by Lee Hammond. Her best known is probably How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs. She used to work primarily in pencil and colored pencil. I think recently her books have expanded into acrylics.

Another favorite is Ann Kullberg. My favorite is Colored Pencil Portraits: Step-By-Step.

I've participated in workshops from both of these talented ladies.

I'll try to remember to make a list of some of my other favorites when I go upstairs to my art room later tonight.

maj 27, 2010, 5:42 pm

I am envious that you have taken workshops with these ladies. I have seen videos on by Lee Hammond and would have loved to have been there in person. I live in the boonies and we rarely get this caliber of an art workshop. I am teaching myself to do portraits from books Harley Brown is one I have just found on a inter-library loan and I have watched both of Lee's videos on artistsnetwork which were very helpful. Peggysue