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Beginners Portraiture Course – Week 5

Hi folks

Just the last couple of pieces to add to our jigsaw this week.  We started off with some pencil studies of ears.  Ears tend to be something that gets overlooked a bit in portraits but, after this weeks lesson, we now know that there’s a lot going on in there that deserves to be observed.  You all got to grips with all the weird and wonderful curves and shapes within the ear and it was great practise for your shading skills.  Then we moved on to sketches of different hairstyles and looked at the importance of identifying all those light and dark areas.  You did great work this week even when you realised that ears and hair aren’t quite as easy as they look.  Next week we’ll start to piece everything together.

See you soon.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Portraiture Course – Week 4

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed our little break.  Just the rest we needed before attempting to tackle “eyes”.  This was probably our biggest challenge so far in the course.  The eyes involve so much detail and are probably the most important part of any portrait.  Well done for rising to the challenge.  You are all really looking carefully at the subjects you are drawing and producing some superbly accurate pictures.  Just a couple more things to cover next week before we can start putting all these bits and pieces together.  Keep up the good work everyone!

See you next week

Wendy

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Beginners Portraiture Course – Week 3

Hi folks

This week we all got a bit nosey!  We made some pencil and pastel drawings of noses from various different angles and you all surpassed my expectations once again.  This time we used a selection of different pencils to help us create a wider range of tones.  Then we used just white and black pastels to create a tonal sketch and used the paper itself as our mid-tone.  You all worked really hard to observe all the subtle changes in tone and I’m so pleased with how well you are all doing so far.  Time for a little break now as there will be no lesson next week (11th July) but we will be back in class on Monday 18th July when we will be looking at eyes.

See you all soon.

Wendy