Mastering figurative art is no small feat, particularly when it comes to portrait art. Rendering the human form, in any medium, requires careful attention to…
Ella (watercolor on paper, 14×20) by Mario Robinson One of the most meaningful gifts I ever received was from a complete stranger. I’d just gotten done interviewing someone at a live event (remember those?). Afterward, an attendee approached with a portrait she’d drawn of me during my time on stage. It was the coolest experience, especially since her drawing reflected something beautiful I’d never seen in myself before — and this was only after an hour of observing me from afar! Portraits are ma
Portrait painting is a time-honored tradition that takes a lifetime to master. In this video workshop, artist Kristy Gordon shares some of the most common issues portrait artists struggle with. You'll learn how to avoid these mistakes, as well as how to correct them if they do appear in your work. Don't just settle for good--with these tips and techniques, you can strive for greatness! Learn to improve common problem areas, including: Eyes Mouth Hair Clothing Backgrounds
Rembrandt's mastery of form, light, and shadow in his timeless portraits is an inspiration to artists to this day. In this video, artist Kristy Gordon breaks down Rembrandt's signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art. You'll use a limited palette and explore techniques like glazing, scumbling, sfumato, and impasto. Come along with Kristy as she continues the tradition of improving by copying the masters!
John Singer Sargent's painterly, colorful style has been inspiring portrait painters for decades. In this video, artist Kristy Gordon breaks down Sargent's signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art. From painterly brushstrokes to realistic flesh and clothing, the lessons you learn from this video workshop will deepen your knowledge of Sargent's mastery and help you take your portraits to the next level!
Award-winning portrait and figure drawing artist Costa Vavagiakis takes portraiture beyond the basics in this drawing art workshop. Learn how to draw portraits with a thorough examination of anatomical features drawing from a live model. You'll get tips and tricks for capturing realistic facial features through shapes, line, plumb lines and other effective drawing techniques. #portraitdrawing #portraitart
In this video workshop, John Raynes explores the relationship of the face to the head and the positioning of the features. After learning to master the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, you'll be shown how to bring them all together in several head and shoulders portraits with a variety of media, both using a model and from photographs. #drawingpeople #paintingpeople
Why Did Whistler Paint the Way He Did? Portrait Painting Lessons Straight from the Source From his mother to unfinished portraits of Parisian models, we suss out what made this famed painter tick and compile lessons directly from his letters and writings. #arthistory #portraitpainting #whistlersmother
Star Wars Art | How Carl Samson Painted an Oil Portrait of Padmé for George Lucas Faced with the challenge of creating a Star Wars themed piece for George Lucas’s book Star Wars Art: Visions, artist Carl Samson decided to paint an oil portrait with gold leaf on wood panel of Padmé (Queen Amidala). He explains how he created his oil painting of Padmé, step-by-step. Read the story. #starwarsart #fanart
Artist HQ | Patricia Guzmán: Portraits of Resistance in Watercolor, Oil and Acrylics This edition of Artist HQ spotlights Patricia Guzmán, Mexico City-based painter whose most extensive body of work, "Roots" depict portraits of Native peoples. For Patricia, every portrait is a chance to provoke empathy, awareness and connection. #artistprofiles #mexicanartists #nativeart
Portrait Drawings and Paintings That Do Everything Right | The Golden Ratio, Eye of God and Sweet Spots Certain qualities make memorable portrait drawings and paintings. Discover the simple science of portraiture, how to place your focal point(s), with tips that go back to the Old Masters. #portraitdrawing #portraitpainting