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Portrait Painting - Beginners 1


Portrait Painting Course Content


First stage: drawing, working in line and tone

  • Study the skull, facial structure and proportions, angles and expressions
  • Explore portrait composition through examples
  • Get an introduction to drawing materials and equipment
  • Sketch self-portraits
  • Learn how to get a likeness, exploring individuals’ distinct features

Second stage: introducing colour and escaping from the line

  • Work with professional models and learn how to set them up with background colours and lighting
  • Develop an understanding of basic colour theory and flesh tones, using a limited palette
  • Incorporate working with a plumb line
  • Demo techniques and discuss the colours seen in the face
  • Start working on short pastel colour sketches, working from the model

Third stage: working with paint

  • Get an introduction to water-mixable oil paints, brushes and equipment
  • Learn various techniques such as ‘wet on wet’, blending and blurring edges
  • Explore accents and highlights to bring a painting alive
  • Work on one long pose for your final portrait
 
 

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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