The time-honored skill of portraiture is still the apex for artists who want to hone their drawing skills. If you have found it too intimidating a subject, this is a great class to break through your apprehensions. We cover principles of proportion and alignment, but also discuss several different approaches for you to try.
The class will spend time on gesture drawing to loosen up, then proceed to contour line, shading for form, and self portraiture to teach observation skills. We will not be working from models in this class, but using our own faces and references to draw from. Good for beginning artists or even experienced artists who would like instruction in this genre.
-Portrait Drawing Supply list:
-Variety of drawing pencils including soft B’s
-Pad of Drawing Paper my favorite for finished drawings is Strathmore 400 Series, no smaller than 11x14
-Stack of standard 8 ½ x 11paper (for quick sketches and warm-ups) standard copier paper is fine
-Hand held or table-top mirror for self portrait work
Any other drawing materials you would like to try, ie:
-conte crayon or vine charcoal sticks
-Kneaded Rubber Eraser
-Fine tip marker of your choice, any other pens you like to draw with