the author of the acclaimed “Hilary Page’s Guide to Watercolor Paints”
(Watson-Guptill publications) here is another iconoclastic book.
simple: Highly informative"
" User friendly but
absolutely no light weight."
In a classical approach characterized by clear, concise text
and apt illustrations, Hilary Page takes students through the learning
from start to finish starting with measurements. Then through the use
conceptions, in this case the box, readers are shown how to translate
one and two point perspective views into captivating, three-point
portraits. Three dimensional projects, including sculptural ones teach
major and secondary forms. Simple volumes, the egg, ovoid and cylinder
shading that is then applied to the complex forms and surfaces of the
features, hands, feet and indeed the whole figure. Each aspect of the
portrait is topped off with enlightening presentations
of artistic anatomy. The three
projects and step by step demonstrations enable students to
assimilate the information so a complex subject such
as depicting people is made easy to understand and remember without
ever being simplistic. It's for
portray people regardless of mediumsince
understanding the subject is the predominant factor: You have to know
the eye to be able to depict it and that applies to every aspect of
portrait and figure work. Included
information on techniques - charcoal, watercolor, oils and pen and ink
well as info. on composition, color mixing and color
theory. As author of the
acclaimed "Hilary Page's Guide to Watercolor Paints" and"Color Right from the
color information included is spot on.
Rich in substance, yet user friendly "Portraits Right
from the Start" is a complete course. It's ideal for the
student, including beginners who seek more than mundane instruction in
timeless pursuit of painting portraits.
Right from the Start can be a teach-yourself-at-home course
because of the progressive nature of the content. You can become a pro
painting people by working through the material on your own time
It's a handbook
for teachers and students at a class. It's a
resourse for those attending model
groups and most of all it's a
comprehensive course for all
aspiring artists and beginners
who want to
get it right - from the start.
The cost is $25 plus $4.00 S&H. To purchase go to Orderform
Call Hilary Page at 713 467 8709
Note! As you work through the lessons preferably
practice what you have learned by drawing family members and friends.
Or you can attend a model group. To find a group in your area go
to the figure drawing directory. www.artmodelbook.com/figure-drawing-directory.htm
If all else fails you can always work and learn from
photographs! Maybe not my first option but they are invaluable.
PORTRAITS RIGHT FROM THE START
By Hilary Page HOW IT CAME TO BE The
thirty years (not constant - well not quite!) that it has taken me to
conceive, paint for, research, photograph,
write, design in
InDesign, edit and proof came to a head in November
2016 when Southwest
Precision Printers www.swpp.com
in Houston, Texas started printing the jam packed, one hundred and
twenty eight page book entitled Portraits Right from the
Start (on acid free paper, no less!).
Here (right) I'm checking
the four page spreads (eight pages) with Danny Villarreal during the
I have single-mindedly persevered with
this project because I feel that I have something to say about painting
people that has not been covered before. The book
I'm especially excited about the perspective lessons. There is nothing
like them in any other book. The perspective lessons, together with the
artistic anatomy information make Portraits Right from the
Start a classic.
I hope that this volume will become an
essential resource for you in the field of portraiture; just
Page's Guide to Watercolor Paints has become an essential
guide for artists in the field of paints and pigments. Note that I was
to warn about the pigment Aureolin – The Defective Paint.
My article on Visual Complements
Difference between Visual and Mixing Complements
is another trailblazer. I coined the term Visual Complement. The
distinction between Visual and Mixing complements is
theory in field of color for artists.
But I digress! Back to the
present! Get your copy of Portraits Right
from the Start with one
click on my Orderform
and hey presto you've got it!