Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Playful Painting: People

Friday, August 24, 2018

Book Review - Playful Painting: People

About the Book

Playful Painting: People is a quirky take on portrait instruction—sharpen your skills with 16 step-by-step projects, among them a mixed-media Frida Kahlo, an '80s girl, an ad man, a Victorian couple, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Creating portraits is fun and easy with Playful Painting: People. This colorful guide will have you creating beautiful portraits of women and men, as well as nature motifs and animals. Whether you’re an aspiring, beginning, or more advanced artist, you'll be working with affordable, approachable tools, such as colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, to create your own portraits.

Every portrait is customizable, allowing you to add your own personal embellishments. Pick up a variety of tips and techniques that will show you how to paint whimsical patterns, accessories, and famous faces. There's even a section devoted to learning how to paint a self-portrait.

Playful Painting: People isn’t just a collection of skills to learn; it’s a fun, fresh take on an age-old art form.

My Take on the Book
This is a great book that allows you to learn techniques that will really help you to begin to paint people. Even if you have been doing this for a while you will learn from this book as I know that I did. The illustrations were fun and I loved how you are taught how to layer the art that you create. You are shown step-by-step what you need to do to be able to start creating people that you can be proud of. I am not an expert but I feel like I am getting there.

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