In this lesson, instructor Amy Florence will demonstrate the second session of a sight-size portrait drawing. You will learn how to recheck measurements and make corrections with a fresh eye. Amy will show you how to push the value of the shadows to create contrast and use halftones to turn forms.
This lesson belongs to the course Size-Sight Portrait Painting. In this 12-week course, you will study how to use the sight-size method in portrait painting. 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.
Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.
Hi Sharon, to my eye it looks like the drawing is rotated slightly clockwise. look at the angle of the eyes then the angle of the brow to the angle of the top of the ear. This would explain its apparent lower placement. I hope this helps 🙂
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