Painting Portraits of Children

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In this detailed and practical book, Simon Davis opens up his studio and explains his approach. He gives a unique insight into how to render a sympathetic portrait in oils, avoiding sentimentality and capturing the essence of a child. Topics covered include the importance of composition and balance, tonality and palette, and atmosphere and advice on the complete process. There are step-by-step examples of a range of children of different ages.


Simon Davis, Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, is a respected portrait painter. He is also a comic book illustrator, most notably for 2000AD and Sinister Dexter.