Gary Faigin

Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness

with Gary Faigin
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9 Responses to “Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness”

  1. Emma Price
    Emma Price

    This course is Fanbloodytastic I agree with what the others are saying thank you very much for this

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  2. Melinda Yeoh
    Melinda Yeoh

    Hi Gary,
    This is the first time I’m learning portrait drawing this way, and it’s very helpful. To focus on the foundation of mapping instead of tackling the eyes, nose, and mouth from the beginning.
    I wonder if it’s possible to use pen instead of charcoal for this technique? If yes, how to adapt it? As the mapping with charcoal is different than mapping with pen. I use fine liner pen primarily for my drawings.
    Thanks.

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  3. Tricia Sarracino
    Tricia Sarracino

    Thank for the orderly way of viewing the subject through shapes. I understand now how everyone can draw when viewing the subject by shapes. I have always had an interest in portrait drawing but only freehand without knowing the basics of the structure when viewing the subject. I am looking forward to the next lesson.

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  4. DHANANJAY
    DHANANJAY

    Great insight into the concept of “likeness” which we thrive for in portrait drawing. Journey thro’ the various aspects in a short span of time. Brilliantly insightful.

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  5. May Elsanhoty
    May Elsanhoty

    This course is very useful .
    I was searching for a course that is very informative in drawing portraits and i finally found one . It helped me alot

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  6. ali axim waheed
    ali axim waheed

    Wow!
    This is an amazing class for people who have interest drawing portraits.
    Most of us has been drawing and came up with beautiful subjects without knowing what and how we came up!
    This class helped me how to use my subconscious mind while drawing and sketching. This means it’s a good source of practice for my Second drawing to improve my drawing skills.

    ■Recognizing people and shapes
    ■Mapping faces or Area
    ■Refining the shapes or stepping to next level observation
    ■Drawing variations or understanding the existing subjects rather then what’s on our mind.
    This is the most important steps for a master to focus on with his subject but most of us do it on auto pilot in our mind unconsciously.

    Thank you so much for this class Sir Gary Faigin
    For teaching me this beautiful lesson in Art.

    I no longer keep on drawing Miss Average now!
    I learned how to catch the existence rather then the average in my mind, and compare the deference between the what I was thinking and what I am looking at.
    I also like the lesson for mapping the face! It thought me how to keep my stress out from the subject and start to come up and finish with a happy ending. Shape next to shapes……this is beautiful ! If we start our subject carelessly observed we come up with a distortion shapes next to each other we end up mapping distorted.

    Looking for more new classes on art with Gary’s teaching techniques!

    Thank you!
    Greetings from Maldive islands

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  7. Abdul Awal
    Abdul Awal

    This is one of the most informative and wonderful classes I have ever attended. I have learnt many new things from this class. Thank you Mr. Faigin for your excellent and easy method of teaching.

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  8. kittacrafts@gmail.com
    kittacrafts@gmail.com

    You seem to be very heavy with the charcoal at this stage, is that on purpose for the filming, or are you usually that heavy, and want us to be as well? It just comes across as overly “dark” in places.

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