The Natural Way to Paint: Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully Paperback – Apr 1 2000
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About the Author
Charles Reid, the author of Painting What You (Want to) See and other fine art instruction books, is a popular teacher and widely exhibited artist and illustrator. He lives in Greens Farm, Connecticut.
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For me that like the more naturalistic figure it is still a source for inspiration even though I won't copy his style.
I can recommend the book, not as your first or only figure painting book, but as your second or third, it will spice up your collection.
As a side note, the book is printed with a paper/ink combination that smells so bad I have had to let it lie for a while before I can read it... That part of the impression of the book is not worth even one star :-)
Even if you prefer to do slow detailed paintings, the quick paced exercises are an invaluable tool to improve your ability to draw people.
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I'm dying to dive right into this book. I've gotten other books by Charles Reid from the library and used them extensively. Read morePublished on May 17 2013 by Katherine Adlam
I just recieved this book today. I read most of it as soon as I got it. And then I started painting right away. The directions are simple and easy to understand. Read morePublished on March 4 2003 by Paul Boehnke