This set of two DVD’s, ‘Steps to a Likeness: Oil Portraits’ and ‘Steps to a Likeness: Pastel Portraits’ combine video from her workshops with demonstrations using live models. Many artists new to portraiture have difficulty making the transition from working from photo reference to working with a live model.
Perri helps demystify this process with detailed instructions, tips and explanations of why something is important (i.e., the thinking process). She shows you how to achieve a likeness in your portraits with comprehensive step-by-step instructions in measuring, color mapping, warm and cool toning, and using ‘lost’ and ‘found’ edges.
Of value for both the beginner and the more advanced student, “Steps to a Likeness: Pastel Portraits was given an excellent full page review “Bringing Them to Life” by Deborah Christensen in the Pastel Journal. ‘…loaded with detailed information about how to paint a portrait in pastel from start to finish,’ ‘this is one video that you’ll want to have in your collection!’