Handcoloring Photographs: Step by Step

Handcoloring Photographs: Step by Step

Takes you step-by-step through the hand-coloring process, using a variety of media, like oils and watercolors. Handcoloring is easy to learn, creatively satisfying, and fun. Includes colorful examples. List Price- $29.95.

REVIEWS: “... one of the most comprehensive handcoloring books I've ever seen.”
Photo Trade News

“...step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations”
Petersen's Photographic

“The information is clearly written, easy to understand, and organized in a way that builds your knowledge and encourages you to try new techniques.”
Shutterbug

FROM THE BOOK:
  WHY HANDCOLOR?: “Unlike the technical methods and digital manipulations technology has made possible, handcoloring is a pure and simple artistic process. With brush and color, you take complete hands-on creative control over your photographic image. You decide whether apples are red, yellow, or pink with purple spots. Skies can be blue, grey, orange or neon green. All you need are a few inexpensive art supplies.”
  SUPPLIES: “The most versatile media for handcoloring black & white photographs are the same media that artists use to paint and draw on canvas and paper. These include oil paints and pastels, watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers, acrylics and gouache. In addition you'll need a few odds and ends: Q-tips, bamboo skewers and brushes for applying color; wooden toothpicks for mixing paint; a palette or saucer for holding paint, paper towels, and a solvent for smoothing or removing colors.”
  SECURING THE PRINT: “To keep the photograph from shifting while you're handcoloring it, tape its corners to your work surface with drafting or masking tape. If you want to keep your borders sharp, run the tape along all four edges. Drafting tape is slightly less sticky than masking tape and less likely to tear the print when you remove it. If you're using masking tape, you can reduce its stickiness by first applying it to your clothes.”
  DYEING THE PRINT: “ Dyeing (or toning) changes the base color of a print, which can help you achieve a better handcolored result. One popular process is toning portraits sepia (yellowish brown) to make the subject's skin coloration look more natural.”

SPECS: 8.5 X11, paperback, over 100 color and b&w photos, 112 pgs

Sandra Laird is a commercial and fine art photographer who teaches handcoloring.

Carey Chambers is a technical writer.

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