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DF103 Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Level Beginner (For artists with little/no experience or who wish to expand their skills)
Duration8 weeks
Teacher Lance Richlin
Credits Shading: 1, Figures: 5

This eight-week course will guide you through the techniques used to create lifelike representations of the human head in graphite, and is suitable for both artists with no experience, and those who simply wish to refine their portraiture skills.

You will learn important anatomical structures while completing two drawing projects: a male head, and a female head. This course illustrates a simple, seven-stage process used to create accurate portraits: the lay-in, plumb lines, volume, outline, tonal pattern, value, and finishing; as outlined in Lance Richlin's book: 'Drawing Made Easy: Lifelike Heads'.

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