Capture the Personality in Pastels: Draw a portrait of a person | Jennifer Moorhead | Skillshare

Capture the Personality in Pastels: Draw a portrait of a person

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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11 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

    • Drawing techniques with pastels

    • Color Theory (part one)

    • Color Theory (part two)

    • Drawing a portrait

    • Face basics

    • Shapes and layering

    • Volume (part one)

    • Volume (part two)

    • Check Points

    • Final thoughts


About This Class

Capture the personality in Pastels: Draw a portrait of a person

In this class you will learn to draw a portrait from 'real life' observation of a person in pastels. When drawing from life you truly understand how to draw! This is an exciting class that teaches you to not only explore the possibilities of layering with color and color mixing but learning about color theory. I will be sharing important drawing techniques and tips with you. Have fun capturing the likeness and personality of the person you're drawing with dynamic and expressive qualities. 

This class is for an intermediate drawing student that has the basic skills in drawing. It is important that you share your art projects along the way in the Skillshare Project Gallery. 

The skills you will be learning:

  1. Portrait drawing
  2. Basic color Theory
  3. Drawing techniques using pastels
  4. Mixing colors through layering
  5. Basic anatomy of the head
  6. Shapes 
  7. Volume
  8. Art vocabulary


5 of 5 students recommendSee All

I highly recommend this great class! I learned so much from Jennifer of how to work with pastels.
To be honest, I took more away from this class in the way she makes her strokes and laying colors next to and on top of each other than the actual color theory portion. It makes me want to go back and redo a couple of things I have already done using new techniques, and then trying new things!
Wow, this portrait is stunning! I'm not an artist myself, but watching this was fascinating. I feel she really was able to capture the personality in her art. And also, there's plenty of really good profound and comprehensive information, from beginning to end. Definitely recommend this class :)
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Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

 My Unique Art Teaching Method:

I have incorporated the same art concepts that I taught in college for over 34 years but modified exercises that are fast-paced, easy to understand and simple to make. The exercises are all hands-on. This allows you to really explore and experiment with the art concepts...while having fun!

I teach the fundamental art elements… that are the building blocks of visual expression. I teach the principles of&nb...

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