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Offered: Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 10am-4pm
Instructor: Daniel Asturias
I studied figurative and portrait art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and I have many collectors of my work in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, and Florida. I focus on a value drawing approach to figurative and portrait drawing, with little reliance on the line to describe the figure. This was a popular and successful course at the community college where I taught as an adjunct professor.
This 6-hour workshop will introduce you to the principles of Chiaroscuro (value drawing) using recommended materials and applying them to the drawing of the Head. We will review the proportions and the principles of drawing the head following a step by step process to render the play of light and shadow on the head and facial features, it will be lit predominantly by a single source of light.
The first three hours will be devoted to a demonstration of the principles used to draw the head. You’ll be given an opportunity to apply these principles to the drawing of a life size bust of the head.
In the afternoon you will again draw the head, using a live clothed model.
This 6-hour workshop is designed to provide you with enough information and techniques to incorporate them into your own drawing experiences. These techniques would also prepare you for possible future studio courses for students interested in a more advanced approach to drawing the clothed figure……more to come!