Below are some images from the Charcoal portrait workshop in July. Every workshop has a range of abilities from beginners to the more advanced. Students get a lot out of this workshop as it combines the broad strokes of painting with the delicate handling of graphite. Below are some images [...]
For this homework, the reference was more challenge the students as the viewer is looking up at the subject from a three quarter angle. The previous lessons on perspective help to untangle the visual problem of representing such an extreme angle of the face.
In this lesson the students learn how to get the most out of the limited palette as used by Zorn on a self portrait. This is a good exercise to learn how Zorn simplified the shapes of the face and how he simplified colour structure. Below the class are working on the finishing touches [...]
In this lesson the students learn how to get the most out of the limited palette by using both opaque and glazing techniques. This method could be compared to a coloured grisaille with glazes to add chroma and depth to the features of the face. The students learn how to deal with HUE and CHROMA [...]
Understanding colour Why are objects different colours? Light is made up of three primary colours red, yellow and blue. The reflection of the dominant colour being bounced back from the surface gives an object its colour. Take the lemon for example, the atoms of the lemon absorb most of the red and blue rays while [...]
The aim of this lesson is to teach the students how to scale an up an object using comparative measurements. So far the students have been using the sight size method which uses a 1:1 measuring technique so taking out any guess work. From this point on students will be using a system based comparing [...]
So far Louis has been leading from the front demonstrating each step. The aim of this exercise is to oversee the students as they work through each step. Keeping the students on track by setting short term goals for each 30 minute interval throughout the day. A timer is set for 25 minutes on and [...]
This is the second of the Grisaille exercises. For the first Grisaille Louis demonstrated each step to familiarise the students with the process. This technique is different to the Wash Drawing as we are now mixing the tonal ranges using black and white paint. The class has now progressed to using three colours for the Grisaille. Burnt [...]