Celebrity Portraits

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9780007169344: Celebrity Portraits

Alan Hydes, a popular TV artist, tells how he painted the portraits of many celebrities and personalities, and gives useful hints, tips and practical advice on how to paint portraits.

Foreword by Jilly Cooper

Alan Hydes is a successful TV painter and presenter who has built up a large following after his various TV series achieved record-breaking ratings on Yorkshire Television. Painting the Stars was also shown on ITV recently and another series on painting celebrity portraits is planned for Autumn 03 to coincide with publication.

Celebrity Portraits includes practical hints and tips on how to capture people’s personality and character through portrait painting, as well as several step-by-step portraits painted exclusively for the book. There will also be chapters on lighting and positioning the sitter, underpainting and facial structure, how to paint flesh tones and the importance of sketching and photography.

Many famous TV stars, politicians and celebrities have sat for their portraits by Alan, providing some fascinating anecdotes that he shares with us in the book.

Celebrity portraits to be featured include:

• Sir Edward Heath
• Lord Dennis Healey
• Jilly Cooper
• Dame Thora Hird
• Ricky Tomlinson
• William Roache
• Rick Wakeman
• Barbara Dickson
• Richard Whiteley
• Robert Palmer
• Lord Harewood
• Kay Mellor
• David O’Leary

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Hyde's new book on portrait painting might even inspire you to pick up a brush -- Sheffield City News

About the Author:

Alan Hydes became well known after his TV series Painting the Stars, Blooming Art and Painting the Past achieved record-breaking ratings on Yorkshire Television. Alan is a visiting lecturer in Visual Studies at Leeds College of Art on the BA (Hons) degree course and is also a demonstrator for Daler-Rowney. Alan’s paintings fetch thousands of pounds and are in public and private collections worldwide. This is his first book.

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Hydes, Alan; Cooper, Jilly
Published by HarperCollins UK (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007169345 ISBN 13: 9780007169344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007169345

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