Forget what you think drawing a portrait is about. In this course I will show you a different way, an easier way, a better way.
The program is a "Lesson library" of resources that I keep adding to. There are currently 120 videos.
Over 100 hours of demonstrations where I'll show you how I make portraits. There are also assignments and Challenges.
I also talk about mindset issues such as "Lack of Motivation", "Artists Block", "Fear of failure" and all the other obstacles we put before us, to stop us.
But my ultimate aim is to help you unlock your potential to MAKE GREAT PORTRAITS!
The workshops are broken into 3 parts.
Part 1, I’ll talk about connecting with the subject and how that affects the way you make their portrait. I’ll show you my simple technique to help you learn to focus on what’s important and we’ll explore the concept of “responsive” drawing.
Part 2. Feedback and discussions relating to the work you did in Part 1. I’ll also talk about my “not drawing” approach and how understanding what it means shifts your focus.
Part 3. We’ll look at your work and discuss how your approach has changed. What were the challenges you found working this way and how you can maintain and develop this approach.
The workshops will be done via Zoom
Every Monday at 6pm (London time) I'll draw a portrait and talk about the things that affect the way you make portraits, when I say talk I mean ramble :)
If you want to catch the next one join my FB page or subscribe to me YouTube channel
You offer us your personal objectives in terms of drawing. So many things you say resonate with me, you've definitely released my inner demons. I feel a lot calmer with my drawings now, even commissions. I'm now waking up at 3am thinking about drawing, not out of panic as before, but eager to begin!!
Drawing at arm's length and working on a fairly vertical canvas. I'm noticing it is easier to "tick in" when farther back from the canvas for sure. I am fond of just "drawing what you see" as you say. I have heard this skill downplayed by academics and I have always scratched my head at this. I think being able to draw what you see well is THE skill to have. I love your program and your portrait drawing
Watching my favorite artist, Tony Swaby, as of late-- and just hearing him describe exactly what drawing has become for me has me all excited. I have literally prayed to become better at drawing and to continue to find this joy and escape in it. I have no doubt I was led to find this Tony as a *specific* answer to a prayer in this particular endeavor of mine.
I think the philosophy that you are putting across is superb.. You are showing people what you do.. And allowing them to do what they do.. Which is great.. I love the fact you're not teaching people to draw like you... I think that's important...