Friday, May 5, 2017

Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay --- The ultimate portrait style inspiration book

Introducing the big book of portraits! I was totally intrigued as an artist to see the many different styles portraits are done in. Everyone has their own unique to the way they draw and paint. Each and every one is worth a look. You can admire the line work and technique.

I'm honestly not the best at portraits which is why I wanted to see the way everyone else does it. I have learned so much from studying this book for weeks on end. So you get to see the person's original photo and the way a few different artists portrayed them. It's quite delightful. You also get to read the model's thoughts on how they felt about their portrait.

Inspiration is a powerful thing and a useful tool. I will keep going back into this book so I can see many different styles to play with when I do art.

You can purchase this book here:

Julia L. Kay Bio

Julia L. Kay is a painter, printmaker, photographer, muralist and digital artist who was born and raised in New York City. The summer before second grade, her family visited San Francisco, and she knew immediately that she wanted to live in the Bay Area. Before she was free to move West, however, she needed to see to her education, so she finger-painted her way up through the grades, attended the High School of Music and Art in NYC, received her BA in Photography from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and did graduate work at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Finally, she came out to California and settled in sunny West Oakland, where she lived for 12 years before moving to San Francisco.

Julia’s images of people, plants and animals distorted through the funhouse mirror of her imagination have been shown in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, San Francisco, around the East Bay, and on the internet. Her work has won local competitions and a mural commission.

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