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Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic

with Micah Ganske
Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic
Join artist Micah Ganske as he draws on the basics of mixing, glazing and layering to create a narrative portrait.

Gain expert tips on portraiture with Micah Ganske whether you are new to acrylics or a veteran painter looking to create a unique portrait. You'll start with the basics of choosing a photo, transferring the image to canvas and building a portrait with glazes. Ganske explains the many layers of acrylic in an intimate environment as he demonstrates how to build a painting from the underpainting to the finishing touches. With a crisp, over-the-shoulder view of Ganske's work, you'll gain thorough insight into how an accomplished painter moves and constructs an image.

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Lesson plan

14:14

Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Micah Ganske, and learn how to set up and get started.

17:21

Lesson 2. Transferring the Photo

39:15

Lesson 3. Underpainting

52:34

Lesson 4. Underpainting the Midtones

52:33

Lesson 5. Starting the Overpainting

46:59

Lesson 6. Building Up The Overpainting

29:34

Lesson 7. Overpainting the Background

1:00:55

Lesson 8. Finishing Touches

"Love the format of the class. Being able to attend at my convenience (time and location) is great. Micah, hope you'll come up with some more classes!"
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