Introduction to Portraiture

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Many drawers are happy with drawing still life but have difficulty with, or are afraid of drawing portraits. In this session you’ll work through techniques and exercises to learn how standard proportions fit with faces that you wish to draw. You’ll receive tips on improving your work and how to relax with the process. Some realistic drawing experience is needed for this workshop. Learn from Karen Frankel, an experienced artist and teacher.

• Basic ‘front on’ face proportions
• Watchpoints for common errors in proportion
• Drawing individual features
• How features and portraits change when the head is turned
• Tips on overcoming common errors.
• How to shade for 3D form
• What makes a likeness
• Draw portraits from photos
• Loosening up exercises before drawing from life
• Draw from a model

• The workshop is not on the UWA campus but in Morley at Galleria Art Studio, Unit 2, 6 Barnett Court, Morley.
• All materials are provided.
• Morning and afternoon tea is provided but please bring your own lunch.
• Although we have shops nearby there is not enough time to both buy and eat your lunch in the break.