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Figure & Portrait (Paint! Series) Paperback – February 15, 2000

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Henrietta Hosegood, who has authored crafts and technology books and worked as an editor on several art magazines, lives in the United Kingdom.

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  • Series: Paint!
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (February 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2880464218
  • ISBN-13: 978-2880464219
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,464,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
For anyone interested in learning to paint portraits, this is an excellent "how-to" book, much better than the average. For a relatively small book, it contains a surprising amount of information, including painting in different media and styles, selected palettes of several contemporary painters, with particular attention given to composition as well. I saw this book in Ireland on a recent trip, and am so glad to find that I can get my own copy here at home.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
One would think that art books would automatically have the best visual layouts of any books. I wish that were true! This book is probably the best layout for a how-to book I've yet seen. You can open the book to any page and the visuals are so good and text so well integrated that you will learn something then and there. This is wonderful because artists don't necessarily like progressing in art books from page 1 to the end. However, most publishers assume that is the way that they do take in how-to material. I work in mixed media and am currently concentrating on the human figure and face. Thus, this book perfectly suits me.

The author is also open to a variety of styles and is not focused on only one style. I too like variety in style. Someone who is still trying to choose a medium should also benefit from this book as you can easily see the benefits and detriments of each as applied to this subject matter. However, if you are solely focused on one medium, rendered in one style, on one small portion of the human body or face, then this may not be a good choice for you. Although, then I think you especially could stand to have your artistic vision given a bit broader and looser scope than that description implies.

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