Once John Philbin Dolan, featured in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, discovered his passion for pastel portraits, he was determined to give painting his all. View a gallery of his emotive portraits here.
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Hot off the press (or hot off whatever machine makes a DVD) come three brand-new videos with portrait and figure artist Mario Robinson. Robinson is a versatile artist who works in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor and—yay!—pastel.
Mario Robinson shares his advice for portrait artists in this online extra from Watercolor Artist magazine.
The art of portrait painting isn’t just drenched in rich history--it continues to challenge and fascinate artists of all ages and backgrounds and, no doubt, will continue to do so as long as we continue as a civilization. Yet the process can be as overwhelming to the beginner as it is frustrating to the...
Asheville, N.C., artist Melanie Norris employs a restraint in her watercolor portraits, painting just enough detail to capture a likeness. View some of these captivating works here, and read more about her in the April 2015 issue of Watercolor Artist.
If you’ve ever tried your hand at portraiture, you’ll know that drawing from photographs has its advantages and disadvantages. Deciding whether to draw from life or from photographic reference should be a matter of choosing the practical path. Drawing from life will allow an artist to see a fuller value range than what can...
In this free Artists Network Online Event portrait master, Sandra Angelo, reveals insider tips Masters use to shoot great photos to be transformed into award winning portraits and lucrative commissions. Sandra gives a preview of her book, How to Shoot and Choose Great Portrait Photos, from her portrait home study course. Click here to...
Vanessa Turner’s art is included in Art Journey Portraits and Figures, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf. In it, Wolf interviews dozens of portrait artists who share their processes. Here’s what Turner had to say.
Experimenting and practicing are elements that can’t be ignored. Lucky for us, though, Chris Saper shares her results and methods in Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones. Here's a peek at what she has to say.
The watercolor paintings of Keinyo White show us the figure and nothing but the figure. The model’s surroundings are absent, aside from perhaps a chair, and in many cases even his or her clothing is rendered minimally. View some of the artist's striking watercolor portraits and figures here!