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.
How to Draw a Picture from a Photo: A Free Portrait Tutorial 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...
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!
"There is a spontaneity that happens when I work with a live model as opposed to working from a still photo." Read more from portrait artist Brian Smith.
In her pastel portraits, Gwenneth Barth-White draws on the delicate nuances and rich sensuousness of layered pastel, as seen in this step-by-step demonstration.
This somber charcoal portrait drawing below by Edgar Jerins is one of 100 artworks that made the cut. I immediately felt drawn into it, and after reading the story of the individuals that Jerins has portrayed, I understand why it feels so personal. These aren’t just random subjects; they’re family, and you can sense...
Portrait artist Luana Luconi Winner knows the importance of capturing the uniqueness of one’s eyes, and how to do so with realism. Learn her techniques for drawing eyes here.
Restless and inspired, oil portrait and figure painter Katie O’Hagan feels her way as she perfects her craft, wrestles with new ideas and pursues her own path. Read her story and see a demonstration of her painting process.