Painting and Drawing the Head

Author(s): Daniel Shadbolt

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Painting and Drawing the Head combines technical instruction, art history references and thoughts on the day-to-day practice of painting the head from life. The rich text, supported by over 100 paintings, gives a thoughtful account of the process of capturing a likeness. After introducing materials, principles and ideas, it follows the course of painting a head in five sittings, providing unique insight and practical comment throughout: from the choice of ground for the picture, through the set-up, the structure of the sessions, guidance on how to compose and what palette to use, all the way to the later stages of developing a portrait over time.


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Features and reviews in The Artist, Leisure Painter and Artists & Illustrators magazines. Reviews in Art Review and Paint magazine.

Recently elected as a member of the New English Art Club, Daniel Shadbolt has taught painting and drawing at The Heatherley School of Fine Art since 2008. He lives and works in West London.

General Fields

  • : 9781785001635
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : 0.596
  • : June 2016
  • : 280mm X 220mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel Shadbolt
  • : Paperback
  • : 757
  • : 160
  • : 265 colour photographs