Painting Portraits in Acrylics

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 is an internationally renowned artist and is represented by several galleries in the UK. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, British Artists and Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London. He also has two paintings in the UK’s National Art Collection. In 2009 he won the SAA Artist of the Year competition and has produced DVDs in partnership with Daler-Rowney and an online acrylic course for Domestika. Before becoming an artist, Hashim worked as an illustrator for 15 years. His clients included the likes of The Times Newspapers, Time Magazine, Royal Mail Stamp, Boots and New Yorker Magazine.

Hashim has taught his unique techniques to students at art schools in the UK, Italy and France. His first book Vibrant Acrylics, was first published by Search Press in 2012 and has now been translated into French, German, Italian and Dutch. Other books he’s written include Artist’s Painting TechniquesPainting Urban and Cityscapes and Painting Portraits in Acrylics. He’s been a contributing writer for the Artist and Illustrators Magazine for over ten years. Visit his website

Product Features

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215813
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 144
SKU 1061110061
Barcode # 9781782215813
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.050m
Shipping Height 0.280m
Shipping Length 0.220m
Shipping Cubic 0.003080000m3

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