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The Classic Self-Portrait

Delve into the relationships between shapes, objects and hues that you see in the mirror without struggling to recreate the scene in front of you with each new session. First you'll make a value exercise depicting layers of light and shadows surrounding a ball before advancing to a self-portrait consisting of oil paints in a double primary palette (a warm and cool version of each primary, plus white). Along the way you'll learn to how to seamlessly blend wet and dry paint and incorporate valu...

Topics: Classical, Theatre
Cost: $40 Per Course

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What You'll Learn Light and position your body for comfortable and efficient painting sessions Start with a grisaille (monochromatic) canvas before working from the general to the specific Confidently block in shapes and relationships between objects Identify and paint a spectrum of light and shadows Train your eye to observe and paint color relationships Work one section at a time and learn how to seamlessly blend wet and dry paint * Incorporate valuable details that bring your portrait to lifeWhat You'll Make A value exercise depicting layers of light and shadows surrounding a ball * A self-portrait consisting of oil paints in a double primary palette (a warm and cool version of each primary, plus white)What You'll Love Capture an accurate and visually rich portrait of yourself Learn how to see light, shadow, color and the relationships between objects in an entirely new way Apply the techniques from this class in all of your future work Interact with your world-class instructor and your classmates on the * Craftsy platform to discuss questions and critique each other's work Enjoy 24-hour lifetime access from your web-enabled device, allowing you to take the class on your schedule

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  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Kerry Dunn
  • Cost: $40 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy
  • Topics: Classical, Theatre

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