Portraits have the power to capture a likeness that touches the soul. You can learn to paint realistic portraits with artistry following the guidance in this inspirational book. Nine complete step-by-step demonstrations show you how to use watercolors to build portraits that come to life with realism and personality. Each demonstration features a different person-so you can explore a range of ages, skin tones, facial features, hair tones and textures-mastering each detail at your own pace. Even if you are a beginner, success is within your reach as you learn how to: Place an image properly Capture a likeness and add character Paint realistic skin tones Fix mistakes without starting over Edit visual information for greater impact Capture the textures of clothing and accessories Select and paint a background that supports the portrait With this guide on your side, you can achieve the portraits you've always dreamed of painting. Get started today. Great portraits await!