Posts Tagged ‘portraits’

How to use top-lighting in drawing or painting a portrait

December 14, 2012

Investigating an unusual lighting set-up for portraits   Above: Gustave Courbet “The Cellist, Self Portrait”, 1847 Today’s art class on lighting for portraiture I have just completed a series of art classes on how to use tone. The final session looked closely at the use of light and shade in portraiture. Of course, this fascinating topic inspired plenty of […]

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Portrait drawing: how high is the collar?

October 20, 2012

Some thoughts on necklines in portrait drawing Above:   Picasso “Boy with a Pipe” 1905 The importance of positioning the collar correctly In our draped model class last week, we looked closely at necklines. Where does the collar cross the back of the model’s neck? How high up does the collar sit? It is very important to judge this […]

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