Painting Portraits of Children by Simon Davis is a detailed and practical book that includes instruction on painting portraits of children.
Painting a portrait of a child could be one of the most complex challenges that you face as an artist. In this title, Simon opens up his studio and explains his approach to this tricky painting subject. Working in oils, he offers up a unique insight into rendering a portrait that avoids sentimentality and captures the essence of the sitter. He is one of the country’s leading portrait painters, so his expertise covers a broad range of topics from composition and balance, tonality and palette, and atmosphere and advice. Simon divulges everything from developing your first ideas to putting down the paintbrush. Included are several step-by-step examples of his portraits, including a broad range of subjects covering different ages, backgrounds and groups. An interview with fellow Royal Society of Portrait Painters Andrew James is also included.
96 page paperback. 220mm x 280mm.