There is nothing as inspiring and gratifying as painting a portrait of a child. The urge to capture the innocence, intelligence, bright eyes and luminescent skin tone of a small child has intrigued artists throughout the centuries.
In this New 5 DVD Instructional Painting Series, Margaret Carter Baumgaertner will take you step by step through the process of creating a Child's Portrait in Oil.
Included are chapters on color mixing and color theory, drawing in both grided and brush sizing methods, light and shadow, value massing, color correction, adding weight and depth to the portrait, placing the features, and finishing techniques.
A special chapter included on the Photographic Process, photo distortion, tips on working with and setting up a photo session with a young child, and selecting the perfect photographs from which to work.
Special Pricing of $179 for this DVD Series!!
DVD 1 Introduction to Painting the Child's Portrait in Oil, masterworks of young children.
Photography Section: Use of a camera and taking pictures of a child. Working from photo references. The challenges of a photo session with a child. Selecting the best photo reference. Materials and Methods: Oil Paints, palette, brushes other materials.
Color Theory: Mixing flesh tones in light and shadow, value and temperature, correcting mud and chalkiness and controlling wet paint. 59 Minutes
DVD 2 Drawing: Setting Up the Photograph. Use of the grid and brush-sizing. Silhouette and shadow shapes.
Lit and Shadow: Establishing light and shadow patterns and importance of first color notes.
Three Value Massing: Determining values masses, composition of the painting. 55 Minutes
DVD 3 Color Correction: Hitting the correct color for color, temperature and chroma without changing value.
Making It Round: Pulling edges together and "kissing the edges." Controlling terminating edges, cast shadows, cool turning edges and rim light. Painting the head in three dimensions.
Placing the Features: Placement of the features based on simplified planes of the head. Placing the eyes, nose and mouth. 60 minutes
DVD 4 Placing the Features Part 2: Refining the placing of the eyes, nose and mouth.
Correcting for Structure and Detail: Making the painting more accurate. 52 minutes
DVD 5 Finishing the Portrait: Instructions on how to finish the eyes, nose, mouth and hair. Rim light, edges, highlights, background, vignetting and polishing techniques.