Review: Portrait Revolution

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Summary:

Based on the popular international collaborative art project, this guide tocreating portraiture in multiple mediums and styles teams hundreds ofportraits with tips and insights on the artistic process.
Drawing from the works of thousands of artists across a variety of mediumsand techniques, Portrait Revolution demonstrates how portraiture is interpreted inmany different and creative ways, making it an accessible artistic subject matterfor anyone. Spinning out of author Julia Kay’s international collaborative, online”Portrait Party” community with nearly 1,000 engaged, active members, the bookfeatures hundreds of portraits in a wide variety of media including pencil, charcoal, oils, watercolors, and acrylics, as well as less traditional materials, likepastels, prints, digital media, and collage. Showcasing different styles from realismto caricature provides a revealing look at how artists approach and interpretportraits. Paired with tips and considerations for all artists no matter theirmedium, Portrait Revolution is a one-stop resource for techniques and inspirationfor those tackling portraiture.”

My Review:

This book was pretty freaking cool, and I am incredibly jealous that I suck so bad at art. There were portraits within done in all types of style whether, paint, needlework, ballpoint pen, pencil, etc. It was pretty amazing.

Another thing I found neat was that there would be a portrait of a single person, and then on the next page there were multiple portraits done of that person by other artists. You could see the diverse way that people can see that particular image and make it their own.

I also loved the notes within. This was a really great art book for anyone that loves art. Heck, I feel like even if you hate art, you would like this book!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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