(LIVE ONLINE) Drawing Portraits the Easy Way

Levels: Beginners and Intermediate

Offered: Four Thursdays, 6/17-7/8, 2-3:30pm

Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák

Location: LIVE ONLINE

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You can easily learn to draw a portrait.  Don’t waste your time trying to learn to draw portraits from a book, or an expensive on-line course, the slow way—practicing bad habits that will frustrate and disappoint you.

If you have always wanted to be able to draw portraits of friends and family, know that your lack of success is not because you don’t have talent or artistic ability, or because you don’t practice enough.  Most people who try to draw faces practice the wrong way.  In this workshop you will learn how to do amazing drawings of faces.  You will surprise your friends and family and most importantly, yourself.

You will learn the basics of portrait drawing—the good habits that will give you hours of fun and increase your ability, every time you draw.  You will learn:
  • easy to remember portrait proportions,
  • how to take advantage of lighting so that your faces don’t look flat,
  • how to place the face on the paper,
  • how to make your drawing quickly without a lot of fuss,
  • where to begin and how to proceed,
  • how to practice to increase your skill
  • a number of different media to use for the best results and much more.

No matter what your skill or background, this workshop will have you drawing faces and loving it.

 

Materials: 9 x 12 drawing paper or 8.5 x 11 inches at least 80#, a watercolor brush a No. 10 or 12 or a Chinese Calligraphy brush, a water container, a cotton rag.,a 2B pencil, a kneaded eraser, a piece of soft vine charcoal, some black watercolor, a calligraphy pen (speedball B5 point and pen point holder), a bottle of Higgins Non-waterproof India ink, handout materials will be emailed to you by the instructor. The third week you will need one sheet of drawing paper 20” x 14” and a backing board and a ruler.

Robert Regis Dvorák has been making drawing and painting fun and easy to learn for 35 years. He presents workshops and lectures on creativity, drawing, and painting.  He has taught right-brain drawing and painting methods for 35 years and is the author of  the  books: Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, Travel  Drawing and  Painting, The Pocket Drawing Book, and The Practice of Drawing as Meditation.