Painting for Photographers Volume 2 has arrived! It is available worldwide at Amazon websites, including Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, in addition to the Artistry website.
The book just came out and it’s already been in the top 100 bestsellers in one of its categories at amazon.com and has received its first review, and it’s a five star rave!:
“I just received this book and have already found it to be very resourceful a must for Corel Painter Artists, especially if you work from or with photographs. Many Painter books go too much into everything where Painting for Photographers Volume 2 sticks to what you really need to know, with amazing reference images, I have been working on portraits with Painter and had successful results, though I am now looking forward to working with the techniques in this book to further enrich my images, highly recommend this book for beginners or professional digital Artists.”-Paul Adams
That’s in addition to the rave review photographer Scott Stulberg, whose photos I painted for the cover of the book and two of the step-by-step instructional chapters, gave Painting for Photographers Volume 2 in his Foreword in the book.
My intention for the book was to offer art lessons and step-by-step lessons that both professional photographers and hobbyists would find helpful, whether they are interested in offering painted portraits to clients or in painting kids and grandkids (painting by Karen Sperling based on a photo by Mary Wynn-Ball).
I focused on offering in the book both professional photographers classic studio looks like this painting I did from a photo by Jeff Lubin:
and hobbyists a more casual look, like this painting I did from one of Scott Stulberg’s photos:
I used these techniques to create the painting on the front cover based on a photo by Scott Stulberg.
Painting for Photographers Volume 2 also shows you how to create paintings with abstract backgrounds like this one:
vignetted backgrounds like this painting I did based on a photo by Jeff Lubin:
Impressionist paintings like this one based on a photo by Scott Stulberg:
casual portraits like this one based on a photo by Joshua Grover-David Patterson:
I also included detailed written steps for painting this portrait that was featured in a commissioned webinar I gave for Corel. The webinar only scratched the surface of the work that went into this commissioned portrait and now all the steps are discussed in a chapter in Painting for Photographers Volume 2.
Click here if you’d like to view the webinar.
Each chapter has step-by-step instructions and illustrations that take you through turning photos into paintings one step at a time.
Following each chapter is a review and further study section, covering related art lessons and Painter steps.
I had a great time writing, illustrating, designing, creating and publishing Painting for Photographers Volume 2 and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved producing it!
Thank you to everyone who supported the project by preordering. Your book will arrive in the next two weeks!
Painting for Photographers Volume 2 is available at Amazon and at the Artistry website.