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, discover valuable portrait drawing exercises and unlock strategies to accurately depict a human likeness. 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 eraser. Plus, enjoy an advanced lesson on white chalk and toned paper, further honing your ability to create dimensional portraits defined by value.
Discover ways to improve accuracy and proportion as Gennari walks you through techniques for using reflected images to see your subject in a new way. Working from life or a photograph, you'll develop tones, accurately depict shadow and light with the help of mirrors, and work with fan brushes to blend planes.