I love to share and teach. A concept that is understood, a way of seeing that is mastered, a skillset that is honed – working with students energizes me. I take pride in classes and weekend workshops that are good fun and filled with value.
Past workshop locations included SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON, VANCOUVER, LONDON, VIENNA etc…
If you are interested in a workshop in your city, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Organization happens on a rolling basis.
In this 5 session workshop students will learn to analyze faces with regards to light and shadow as well as anatomical criteria. We will apply this mental toolset to portraits in colored pencil as well as pen and ink. Students will learn to put a focus in their sketches and combine portraits with additional elements to tell a comprehensive story.
We will also explore the most forgiving watercolor technique ever – ‘subtractive watercolor’.
The workshop is for intermediate level students and up.
The learnings will enable better portraits in the studio and on location “Urban Sketcher” style.
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big shapes, contour lines, separating the light and dark value families, behavior of light (form shadows/cast shadows), strong lighting, chiaroscuro portrait; this will be done in colored pencil
diffuse lighting, planes of the head, bones, fat, neck, eyes, nose, etc. movement in the face; how can that knowledge help you? quick pen and ink portrait(s).
developing a focus in your faces; pushing shapes/caricature; watercolor: play with ‘subtractive watercolor’ the most forgiving watercolor technique.
tell a rich story by combining a portrait with other elements;
how to apply what we learned to drawing on location
5. Q&A and CATCH UP
anything we missed or need/want to spend more time on;
I’ll answer any questions you may still have!
The course includes recorded live sessions for all students, a facebook group open to students for peer to peer feedback, and one on one feedback with Oliver via email if desired.