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Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques taught by Jennifer Gennari

Draw an expressive charcoal portrait using the time-honored techniques of Rembrandt and da Vinci!

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Portrait
Material Charcoal
Style Realist
Lisa Ly Pohlman on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Plumb lines, charcoal, newsprint, and my core inspiration—my family!

Lisa Ly Pohlman on craftsy.com

Is the piece for sale? No

Lisa Ly Pohlman on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? It's been roughly eight years since stepped foot in a studio. I've been wanting to get back to my creative roots, so I thought I would start with the basics.

Lisa Ly Pohlman on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? In my first attempt, my mom's eyes are a little too high, but it's important to remember that drawing is a process.

Lisa Ly Pohlman on craftsy.com

Great job! remember to hold onto the individual shapes of the values. I like how you're handling the hair:)

08/22/2014 Flag