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Sight-Size Portrait Painting

In this 12-week course, you will study how to use the sight-size method in portrait painting. Instructor Amy Florence will introduce you to several materials needed for sight-size drawing and painting. She will teach you the basics of oil painting while demonstrating on a cast. Then, you will practice the sight-size technique on a portrait drawing and learn the preparatory steps for a portrait painting; they include creating value and color studies. Lastly, Amy will show you how to execute a life-size portrait painting and a large-scale portrait painting with hands. After this course, you will become more proficient with your handling of oil paints and be able to capture any portrait with confidence.

12 Lessons 24h 8m 4s of videos

Common Questions

Is this course beginner friendly?

This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Amy Florence. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

We highly recommend traditional medium for this particular course. However, most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.