Portrait Drawing

Gain a sense of confidence when attempting a portrait. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of developing a strong likeness. Achieving a likeness involves head structure, placement of features and observation of light and shadow. You will learn to see with greater understanding and how to translate what you see into a drawing. Poses will vary from short to long so that you are given maximum opportunity to learn how to get started.

What you will learn in this class:

  • The observation and understanding of head structure

  • Learning to see the direction of light in terms of light and shadow patterns

  • Observing the model’s complexion as a relation ship of skin color, hair color and eye color

  • Seeing the three qualities of light: light, transition and shadow

Required supplies:

  • Charcoal and pencils, 2B, 4B, 8B and HB*

  • Newsprint and charcoal pads, 16 x 20 inches*

  • White conte and white charcoal*

  • Kneaded eraser*

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.