How do you make a portrait. How to paint a portrait. Learn how to paint an oil portrait, with crayons, with pencils, with acrylic, with watercolors. A portrait that perfectly resembles the subject to be depicted. Transfer the drawing of the face, with millimeter proportions, to the paper or to the canvas. Prepare a palette with colors that allow you to paint the complexion, the variations in skin tones, the brightness of the eye. Transfer a photograph on the canvas to prepare the portrait. This is not just an article, but a precious free manual, written thanks to the convergence of painters and art historians, who briefly illustrate, with incontrovertible evidence, the secrets of the shop and the tricks of the trade, which other texts do not mention.
This will make the aspiring portrait painter or the scholar who knows stylistic problems without having been able to deepen the techniques, to focus perfectly on the problem. In the end we will offer, with extreme clarity, the technical solutions that are used today, such as how to transfer the image of a photograph on the canvas, without having to resort to complex instruments, but being able to take advantage of a simple copying machine or printer
Since ancient times, the portrait was the object of particular attention. It was used to remember – next to the statue carved from the funeral cast of the face – the faces of dead relatives or friends; it was a propaganda tool; a way to be remembered by those who were far away.