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The definitive guide to painting people and portraits, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.

Bestselling artist and author Hazel Soan explains how to create beautiful and engaging portraits of your loved ones, with handy hints and work-in-progress paintings throughout. Learn how to overcome shyness or anxiety about painting people in private and in public. Master in capturing their energy and see beyond their likeness through angles, movement, tone, and detail. Understand how to make them comfortable with poses, a timeframe, and support. Learn about clothing, proportion, measuring, and scene-setting.

This is the last book you will ever need for painting people and portraits. This extensive guide is ideal for all painters, new or experienced.