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Beginners Portraiture Course – Week 2

Hi Everyone

This week we started looking at the individual features of the face.  Mouths seemed like a good place to start and I was blown away by the standard of drawings you all produced.  You did some incredible work!  We started with just using an HB pencil and a few “mouth guidelines” to get started.  Then varying the amount of pressure used to create a range of tones.  Then we used pen and cross hatching technique to create different tones whilst drawing mouths in different positions and from a variety of angles.  Finally we experimented with ink wash by brushing water over certain areas of pen to create a more intense tone.  Next week we’ll be looking at noses and trying out another new technique.

Looking forward to it!  See you soon.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Portraiture Course – Week 1

Welcome back everyone

It’s nice to see you all again after our short break and a warm welcome to all our new members too.  To start our portrait course we first looked at face shapes and proportions.  We learned how very slight changes in the angles of necks and shoulders or the tilt of the head can make a huge difference to the accuracy of your portrait.  Well done everyone, practising these fundamental steps will give you a good basis for starting any portrait.

Wendy