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Painting Portraits in Acrylics by Hashim Akib


Painting Portraits in Acrylics – A Practical Guide to Contemporary Portraiture by Hashim Akib

Master the essential foundations of portraiture – lighting, posing, colour palette – and learn to compose your own striking contemporary portraits full of mood and atmosphere that really capture the character of your sitters and subjects.

Assuming nothing and starting from the basics, this book includes six step-by-step projects to follow making it suitable even for the enthusiastic beginner.

This book explores how we, as artists, can look at portraiture more creatively while maintaining the likeness of the sitter through practical exercises with the overall aim of getting you to paint much more instinctively, allowing you to depict the essence of your model.

Hashim Akib provides 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. Learn how to introduce a sense of character, personality and presence to your artworks by following Hashim’s guidelines

Whether you are an experienced artist or an enthusiastic beginner, this book will help build your skills through expert advice and practical tuition.

About the Author:

Hashim Akib is an internationally renowned artist and is represented by several galleries in the UK. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London. In 2009 he won the SAA Artist of the Year competition and has produced DVDs in partnership with Daler-Rowney.

  • Size: 216×280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: Paperback
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781782215813
Weight0.63 kg
Dimensions30 × 24 × 2 cm

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