Thursday, 8 January 2015


My workshops are filling up but if you are interested in joining me for a day of drawing portraits do have a look on my Workshop page on my website where you can also sign up.

On the 22 January I will dive into the nitty gritty of how to draw a face, which can be so difficult sometimes. We will explore a few techniques and just dive in with some basic drawing materials. We will try and think about proportion, shading, mark making, line and shapes, values and much more. Drawing portraits is the underlying basis for all portrait painting, whether you prefer oils, pastels or watercolour and so it will help in whichever medium you prefer to work.

On 29 January we will attack colour! Pastels are a great medium if you like to work with colour as it is direct and instant. It will not change over time and you do not need to wait for it to dry. You can mix, blend, layer and scumble just like with any other paint medium. We will touch upon a few portrait drawing topics but go less deep than in the first workshop and instead point our attention to working with colour, value, mixing, light temperature and much more.

For both workshops we will work from photographs. All materials will be provided. Workshops are small and informal (max 6 students) but packed full of info and practice.

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