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

      3:24
    • Drawing techniques with pastels

      4:54
    • Color Theory (part one)

      3:55
    • Color Theory (part two)

      3:58
    • Drawing a portrait

      4:06
    • Face basics

      4:35
    • Shapes and layering

      4:49
    • Volume (part one)

      4:25
    • Volume (part two)

      4:49
    • Check Points

      5:29
    • Final thoughts

      1:29

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

 

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Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

My Unique Art Teaching Method:

I incorporate 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 principle...

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