The Natural Way to Paint: Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully

The Natural Way to Paint Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully This instructional book approaches the figure organically showing readers how to observe its basic shapes and subtle nuances through practical exercises and lessons in the art of seeing with a painte

  • Title: The Natural Way to Paint: Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully
  • Author: Charles Reid
  • ISBN: 9780823031733
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • This instructional book approaches the figure organically, showing readers how to observe its basic shapes and subtle nuances through practical exercises and lessons in the art of seeing with a painter s eye Step by step demonstrations in contour drawing teach how to capture the overall essence of the human form, then lessons in gesture drawing emphasize the body s linearThis instructional book approaches the figure organically, showing readers how to observe its basic shapes and subtle nuances through practical exercises and lessons in the art of seeing with a painter s eye Step by step demonstrations in contour drawing teach how to capture the overall essence of the human form, then lessons in gesture drawing emphasize the body s linear rhythms in various poses Painting techniques progress from silhouette to three dimensional forms through clever uses of light, shadow, color, and value.

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  • (More pictures at parkablogs)The book starts with very basic drawing lessons that focus on teaching you to draw what you see instead of drawing what you think you see - very similar to Keys to Drawing and The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.The introductory lessons are great for beginners even for those who don't know how to draw. The step-by-step tutorials are easy to follow and they touch on the basics of drawing, which are useful later on for the figure drawing lessons. There are l [...]


  • This books is AWESOME. It's hard to find an artistic instruction book that seems to know what it is talking about. This one is serious and amazing. It is beautiful as well, which is a good thing for an art book.


  • After reading the similar Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions: Learn to Solve the Most Common Painting Problems, I found this to be more thorough, more in-depth and more focused - and probably the source for Watercolor Solutions' summaries of figure painting.This one has very helpful teaching about mixing various skin tones, shaping the head, painting facial features, gesture drawing to pencil and directly to watercolor, and working with the figure in composition. I read this first from my local [...]


  • This phenomenal watercolorist also really knows how to convey his techniques in words. A welcome addition to the bookshelf of any watercolor painter.


  • I liked this book very much. It is one I purchased after checking it out from the library many times. It is clear and helpful.


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