Painting Portraits in Acrylics

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A practical guide to contemporary portraiture by Hashim Akib

A fantastic, accessible and practical guide to contemporary portraiture. Learn from master artist and author Hashim Akib as he shows you how to produce striking, interesting portraits in your own style.

Award-winning artist Hashim Akib’s striking portraits are at the heart of this inspirational book. The subject of portraiture is seen by many as the zenith of art, and Hash’s easygoing, unpretentious style puts fantastic results within the reach of hobby artists and aspiring professionals alike.

Assuming nothing and starting from the basics making it suitable even for the enthusiastic beginner this book includes six step-by-step projects to follow; along with friendly but in-depth advice on colour palettes; skintone; composition; working from photographs and models; markmaking; lighting; atmosphere and much more.

The book covers many types of portraiture from the self-portrait to full-length portraits all presented in Hash’s striking, free and contemporary style.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials
Starting out
The Robot
Ideas and planning
A face that tells a story
Age & Experience
Light
Colour
Painting skin
Full Length Portrait
Painting self portraits
Self portrait
Going further
Choosing a face
Attitude and expression
Young Girl
Portrait in profile
Index