Painting Portraits in Acrylics by Hashim Akib

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Award-winning artist Hashim Akib's striking portraits are at the heart of this inspirational book. The subject of portraiture is seen by many as the zenith of art, and Hash's easygoing, unpretentious style puts fantastic results within the reach of hobby artists and aspiring professionals alike. Assuming nothing and starting from the basics making it suitable even for the enthusiastic beginner this book includes six step-by-step projects to follow; along with friendly but in-depth advice on colour palettes; skintone; composition; working from photographs and models; markmaking; lighting; atmosphere and much more. The book covers many types of portraiture from the self-portrait to full-length portraits all presented in Hash's striking, free and contemporary style.

Hashim Akib was encouraged to paint as a child. He attended art college and has worked as an illustrator for newspapers and design firms. In 2009 he won the SAA Artist of the Year competition and has produced DVDs in partnership with Daler Rowney.

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215813
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400 Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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