Techniques - Painting
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25 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Oil Paint - Skin Tone instructionJan 23, 2010
I am an artist who does portraiture. I occasionally like to review "art instruction" videos and books. So many of what is offered is so bad that it frightens me to think someone might try to emulate someone else's "Bad Art". I am always interested in another artist palette so I purchased this DVD. I WAS BLOWN AWAY! Not only is Sharron Sprung an excellent artist she is also a good teacher. (Not every good artist is a good teacher and unfortunately many good teachers are BAD at Art)I have watched this video several times and I have actually CHANGED MY Palette following her suggestion. (I also purchased the brand of oil paint she suggests). I only wish she had more instructional videos available. If she did I would certainly purchase them. If you paint human skin you really should purchase this DVD.
18 of 18 found the following review helpful:
She really know what's sje's talking about and she will tell you!Jan 14, 2009
By Jennifer B. Sykes
Sharon Sprung knows her paints. She knows how to simplify for the beginner and talk to the advanced. I highly recommend this DVD for anyone struggling with paint tones, combinations and application. I feel very lucky to have found it!She covers it all: oil paint, skin tones, paint mixtures, chroma, warm,cool, value. values, portraits, hard edges, soft edges etc.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Informative and clearMar 15, 2010
I love Sharon Sprung's paintings and was very interested in what colors she uses and how she mixes her paints. I picked up a few useful tips. I do wish the second part of the tape had more detail about how she develops a portrait. I was a bit disappointed in the second part because I was expecting a painting demo of her actually painting a portrait in stages, but she only showed a painting near the beginning, and then showed a final product. The first part of the DVD was more specific,and she explains things very clearly.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Excellent In-Depth Beginner's InstructionSep 13, 2010
This is the most in-depth beginner's art instruction I have encountered. Sharon Sprung doesn't give you a minimal "quick fix" to satisfy instruction requirements--she gives you your money's worth. For example, in defining form she identifies the six elements used to create a three-dimentional object/shape: highlight, light, half tone, average shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow. She also breaks-down these six segments/categories and explains the hows and whys of each one; e.g., which segment of light best describes texture, and which one best describes the object's shape. She also tells you the exception to the rule, e.g., how metal is different. She is not stingy with her visuals either; you "see" every step. The only negative is I wish she had more in-depth art instruction tapes!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Color Theory for the Portrait and Figure ArtistMay 06, 2013
This video explained in simple terms of how to create various skin tones using oil paints. The instructions were clear and easy to understand in what otherwise would take years to master. It is a must have for the serious portrait and figure artist.
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