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Painter 11 for Photographers by Martin Addison

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In this chapter a variety of brushes are used to create painterly pictures of children and young people. The chapter starts with an explanation of some of the brushes in the Blenders category, as these are particularly useful when making portraits and also for finishing off pictures of all types.

Brush categories which I find particularly valuable for portraits are the Pastel and Chalk, and there is a step by step example using the Pastel brushes which are great for making light delicate portraits.

Another traditional style of painting is Oils, where the rich textures give a much more substantial finish with some lovely brush textures. The example ...

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