Build a foundation of portrait painting skills with step-by-step guidance from professional instructor Suzanne Brooker. Start with tips for taking and selecting better reference photographs. Grasp foreshortening to create more convincing compositions. Discover the key landmarks of the face and structure of the skull. Use measurements to achieve more accurate proportion. Tone the ideal ground, add a reference grid to your canvas, block in major shapes and create an underpainting. Learn to match and paint the values and skin tones in your reference. Use brushstroke techniques to develop your painting further. Depict facial features and hair with confidence. Apply the fundamentals of painting from photographs to propel your portraiture to new levels of dimension and realism.
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