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Portrait Project with Iliya Mirochnik

Portrait Project
Head & Neck Portrait Assignment

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After studying the drawing fundamentals as well as the anatomy of the head and neck we are ready to start our first portrait project. Using traditional media such as sanguine, chalk, and stretched paper we will start our first portrait of a man’s head from the 3/4 front view.

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  • Sanguine pencil
  • Piece of sanguine colored chalk
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Notebook
  • Graphite pencils
  • Kneaded and Hard Erasers
  • Sanding Block
  • Utility Knife
  • Roll of Paper, Smooth Sketchbook paper
  • Staples
  • Staple gun
  • Artist panel
  • Easel
  • Light source

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