Every TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 4:00 pm Eastern-Time we will have FREE
online live-stream painting lessons for approximately 2 hours.
We'll cover everything from lighting, shading, saturation, contours--faces, shapes, colours, how-to's as well for eyes, noses and other facial styles, as well as many other subjects. We will have lessons on other days depending on time and demand, but you can count on the Tuesday and Thursday meets. For those who want their work critiqued, email me today so I can prepare them! Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
It'll be interactive and we'll have lots of fun. I offer paint-overs and critiques for your paintings and provide you with as much knowledge as I can. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged, we're here to learn and have fun! So far its been a blast and I've seen MASSIVE improvement from my students!
Let me know if you're gonna join so I know the volume of people who will be joining.
The live-stream link is the icon below the journal, be sure to bookmark it!
If you miss the live-streams, they are recorded on my live-stream page--I will try to get them on youtube. To get into the chat group add my skype name so I can add you in: chocolate.lemonsHOMEWORK:
The 14 day face painting challenge requires you to paint a new face everyday from scratch for 14 days straight. You can chose to paint the same kind of face everyday to perfect it.
1. The portrait painting must be in black and white: this is to ensure you are understanding how form develops through value.
2. A good range of brush use. Keep your brush strokes large and controlled-preferably using a textured brush-no soft-brush.
3. A head, ears and neck, along with a thoroughly painted face. No hair or extra accessories--this is going to be portfolio ready material.
4. Grey background.
5. I want a reasonably symmetrical face--within the standards of realism -- no wonky measurements. I want to see that you have applied measurements and premeditation/planning to the features, without winging it or cutting-and-pasting.
6. Each feature that you draw I want to see my lesson plan in it, I want to see a structured nose, a structured pair of lips, and eyes that can function as I have taught you in the past months.
7. I want those 6 darkest spots on the face that I have taught you to be visible.
8. NO OUTLINING or pencils. I want you to sculpt it.
As for day-by-day class homework: it will be posted here on my journal weekly, also with a summary on the subject matter of the weeks unit of study:
This week's Lesson Plan and Homework: How to paint skin realistically: What colors to remember and how to introduce them into the canvas. Homework will be announced.