Students can quickly see the benefits in their own work
Here is a before and after sent by Tony Williams. He attended a 3 day portrait painting workshop and has applied some of the techniques taught on the course shown in one of the images above. After the course he sent us an email showing his improvement.
I just wanted to show you this. I can reliably draw a likeness from a photo, and I can usually get a reasonable likeness of a model from life, but self portraits from life are a total mental block, I’d not progressed at all in months (probably years). The attached shows a self portrait from about a year ago, and I’ve not improved one bit at self portraits since then. Except this week, when I drew the one on the right. It’s still not perfect, but I think you’d agree that it is a significant step up from the earlier one? I attribute this to your portrait course which did as I hoped and snapped me out of that psychological tread mill I was on. So thanks again and hopefully the improvement will continue!