One of America's most successful painters of children's portraits tells readers everything they need to know about painting children in pastel to create a lasting memento. The book is divided into three parts. In the first, Caporale shows how to handle painting portraits like a professional by examining lighting, posing, sketching, materials, storing, framing and more. In part two, readers will find eight projects - portraits of children that are packed with astonishing detail and step-by-step instructions. Each demo highlights a different aspect of portrait painting, including viewpoint, complexity, lighting and color scheme. Finally, part three helps artists to get inspired and develop a successful style, perfect for furthering their careers in children's portraiture.