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Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques

Discover the methods of classical realism and harness value and proportion for a striking portrait in the style of the Old Masters. Guided by professional artist Jennifer Gennari, youll unlock strategies to accurately depict a human likeness, including how to use a plumb line and the sight-size and butterfly methods. Complete a Charles Bargue lithograph exercise, then progress to a charcoal portrait by blocking in basic shapes. Watch your portrait come to life as you develop and refine tricky...

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Discover the methods of classical realism and harness value and proportion for a striking portrait in the style of the Old Masters. Guided by professional artist Jennifer Gennari, youll unlock strategies to accurately depict a human likeness, including how to use a plumb line and the sight-size and butterfly methods. Complete a Charles Bargue lithograph exercise, then progress to a charcoal portrait by blocking in basic shapes. Watch your portrait come to life as you develop and refine tricky areas like the lips, nose, eyes and ears and carve out highlights with a kneaded eraserplus, enjoy an advanced lesson on white chalk and toned paper, further honing your ability to create dimensional portraits defined by value.

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  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Jennifer Gennari
  • Cost: $40 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy

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