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Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones
Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones
Brian Neher
Mix, blend and paint true-to-life skin tones for more realistic portraits.
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Paint beautiful portraits of children that capture the vibrant spirit of youth!
Nanette Fluhr
with Nanette Fluhr
Paint realistic portraits from photographs. Learn essential oil techniques to achieve convincing dimension, lifelike skin tones, refined facial features and more.
Suzanne Brooker
with Suzanne Brooker
Study the methods of van Eyck and Rubens to create radiant, jewel-like paintings!
Andrew Conklin
with Andrew Conklin
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