Online class | Portrait Drawing #1

July 12 - August 9, 2021
Mon for 5 weeks from 9:00 am to 12.00 pm

230 US$

Portrait Drawing - The secret of the old masters is simple: draw a lot!

In this five, 3 hour-weekly sessions we will create a variety of portraits drawing from photographic references, copying works from the masters and preparing a few self-portraits, We will use a variety of traditional portraits techniques, practice a variety of measuring methods and tonal rendering, and study the structure of the head and positioning of the facial features from a variety of angles.


Drawing paper: a pad of Strathmore Drawing, series 400, 12” by 18” or 11” by 14” or Strathmore Bristol vellum surface series 300, 11” by 14”; Strathmore charcoal paper toned, 12” by 18”.

You can also use or experiment with any other brand and type of paper you like or have: Canson, Fabriano, etc. or buy paper by the sheet.

Compressed Charcoal in sticks and pencils. General's is a good and cheap brand.
White chalk in pencils or sticks, General's again makes a very good and cheap chalk pencil.
Vine charcoal in square sticks, preferably Nitram in soft and medium gradation (B and HB).
Graphite pencils in HB-2B-4B gradations will suffice.
Pen and Ink (black or walnut color) and one watercolor brush n°6 or 8
Blending stump, erasers (mars plastic, kneaded eraser, Chamois, General’s Factis mechanical eraser or Tombows Mono Zero mechanical eraser.

Red, black and white Conte crayon pastel or colored pencils. The red should be an earth red such as Venetian red or Indian red.
And finally, sharpening tools and sand paper.