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Beginning Figure Drawing represents the culmination of decades of instruction to studios and professionals around the world where Steve has honed his teaching philosophy down to a fun and efficient experience. This is Part 2 of the series, check out Part 1 here! Despite his impressive bona fides, Steve specializes in making complex information easy […]

The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this fifth lesson of the series, New Masters Academy instructor Heather Lenefsky and Disney art director, Bill Perkins, will teach you about the core […]

Chris goes over the last step in the portrait drawing process: rendering. Chris will do several demonstrations throughout the lesson, using a variety of different materials and stylistic approaches. Following the shorter demonstrations, you will have an assignment that will give you a chance to put these concepts into practice, and then have the ability to watch Chris’s version of the same assignment. The lesson will conclude with a three-hour charcoal demonstration of a male, allowing you to take in every step of Chris’s rendering process from start to finish.

Chris goes over the steps to take in the planning phase of your portrait drawings. He will begin with a thorough lecture that covers the first two steps in his process: Observation and Placement. Chris will demonstrate these steps by analyzing a variety of different model references throughout. Following the lecture, you will have an assignment that will give you a chance to put these concepts into practice. The lesson will conclude with Chris’s version of the same assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.