Review: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

July 10, 2017 3 stars 0 ★★★

Review: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. KayPortrait Revolution: Inspiration, Tips, and Techniques for Creating Portraits by Julia L. Kay
Published by Watson-Guptill on April 1, 2017
Genres: Arts or Crafts
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Source: Blogging for Books

*This book was provided by the Blogging for Books for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.


Portrait Revolution to me was more like a coffee table book rather then a book for aiding readers in their creative process. The sub heading says “Inspiration from around the world for creating art in multiple mediums and styles” and does it do that? Yes, it is inspiring to see all of the different styles of portraits. I think for someone not settled into the medium that they want to focus on or someone that wants to explore other possible mediums this book makes for a nice quick read (it has minimal text as compared to say an art history book) and lots of visuals and thankfully each new section of art styles has helpful quick descriptions of that medium and or style technique with its definition of what that art terminology means. It is however definitely not an instructional book.

As a collector of art books I really have to note that I don’t find it to be a great addition to my personal library as once read I don’t feel the itch to read or flip thru it again. However I think it would make an excellent book for a waiting room or even an introduction to art class. Even better it would serve well in an activity room at the local youth center.

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