About the Book
The concept for this book came about as I was developing the course, "Especially for Beginners: Exploring the Portrait in Monochrome".
Limiting the focus to drawing and values, the course is ideal for beginning portrait artists, for whom the jump into color can sometimes be frustrating, particularly when combined with drawing, modeling and compositional challenges.
Chris Saper has delivered nearly 400 commissioned portraits to clients nationwide since beginning her portrait business in 1991. The author of "Classic Portrait Painting in OIls: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones" and "Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light", her work has been published in "The Best of Portrait Painting", "Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing" and "Drawing and Painting People: The Essential Guide", all of which are published by North Light Books.She has published 4 instructional DVDs, also through North Light Books. In addition to her commission portrait practice, Chris is an active instructor, speaker and demonstrator; she has served on the Faculties of the Portrait Society of America and the Scottsdale Artists' School. Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration