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How to Paint Figures in Pastel Paperback – 1976
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Throughout the ages, the figure has remained the favorite subject of painters and sculptors. This book will instruct you in the art of using pastels to portray the human figure, clothed or nude.
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The logical sequence of the chapters begins with the Introduction, including A Brief History and why to paint in pastel, including the advantages and disadvantages. Chapter 1 discusses the medium, Chapter 2 supports, Chapter 3 preparing your own own surface, and on through the use of fixatives, tools and equipments, color palettes, demonstrations, planning, the nude figure, skin and hair tones, both pointillist and painterly technique, and ultimately the final stages, which include matting, preservation, frames, handling and so on. The step-by-step demonstrations included are from Burt Silverman, Harvey Dinnerstein, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Marcos Blahove, Ramon Kelley and finally, John Foote.
Definitely a keeper, add it to your collection as it is a classic, in every sense.