A comprehensive guide to the art of creating realistic paintings, for intermediate and advanced artists alike! Many artists want nothing more than to produce stunningly photorealistic paintings—images that capture a person or place as it actually appears. With more than 330 artworks—including hundreds of step-by-step illustrations—as well as additional material available through augmented-reality links, this gorgeous volume teaches the techniques they need to achieve this goal. Covering both watercolors and oils, it lays out the key methods for creating true-to-life landscapes and figures, and discusses color choice, brushes, brushstrokes, and execution. Each chapter includes full-color artistic examples that inspire and educate, along with AR links to instructional videos and beautiful image galleries.