An Introduction to Drawing and Painting the Portrait.
*(Single classes only for remainder of series)
Jan. 19th, 26th, Feb. 2nd, 9th, 2023
6:30 to 9;00 PM at Hipbone Art Studio.
4 Classes, in person series.
(Enroll for series or individual classes.)
$200 for series. $70 individual classes
Instructor: Rodrigo Avila
An introduction to drawing and painting realistic portraits from life
(or from photographs) using principles of direct tonal painting.
This is a four part series that builds upon each previous class.
Beginning with the basic structure of the head and face, proportions, capturing a likeness, adding shadows, transitioning into painting the portrait in grisaille, the limited palette and into to full color portraits.
A good primer or starter course for both absolute beginners, experienced artists and everyone in between. Principles learned in this class can be applied to nearly all mediums such as pencil , charcoal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel , colored pencil. and even digital painting.
PORTRAIT FUNDAMENTALS SERIES SCHEDULE
1. January 19th -
Basic concepts of portraiture and getting a likeness.
2. January 26th -
The Portrait in Charcoal: Understanding value and shading.
3. February 2nd -
The Portrait in Grisaille: Moving from Drawing into painting.
4. February 9th -
The Portrait in a limited palette: The Munsell Color System.
1. Basics concepts of Portraiture:
A systematic approach to getting a likeness using
observational and knowledge based methods.
Basic anatomy and structure of the head and face, Facial features Proportions, layout, mapping and composition.
2. Portrait in Charcoal: The critical importance of light and shadow, Adding value and shading to the portrait,
3. Portrait in Grisaille: Working in grays to help transition from drawing to painting, The toned ground. Warm and cool tones.
4. Portrait in a limited color palette:
Using the Munsell color system to introduce color to the portrait.
All Classes: Sketchbook and pencils. (about 8.5x11)
2nd Class: Material provided by instructor.
3rd Class: Oil painting supplies or other preferred media
4th Class: Oil painting supplies or other preferred media.
About Instructor and his artwork: