Create a compelling portrait that captures the likeness of your subject and shows the range and depth of human emotion! With Faigin's guidance, you’ll discover the fundamental forms of the skull and how to use basic ratios to accurately depict distinct facial patterns. Sketch a compositional study of the underlying structure of the face, and use gradual tonal changes to define the ridges and planes of your rendering. Learn to draw emotionally animated eyes and an authentic smile, and transform your portrait from flat to fully dimensional with highlights and shadows.
Feb 25, 2014 - Apr 14, 2014
Portrait Painting workshop with Gary Faigin at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle / March 31-April 4 Explore alla prima portrait painting ? direct brushstrokes of pre-mixed colors on canvas ? as you complete two oil paintings from distinct portrait models. Learn the practical steps to achieving a convincing resemblance of the model, from preparing your canvas and setting up your palette to the fundamental stages of blocking-in your portrait and developing the facial forms through a clear understanding of light and shade. Open to students of all levels. www.gageacademy.org