Self Portrait Painting 1: Color of Self
Instruction: Ilya Gefter

Language: Hebrew

 

5 video - lessons.  6.5 hours of instruction.

 

This self-portrait painting workshop will teach you the methods of attaining correct proportions, likeness, three-dimentionality, sense of light and naturalistic color. The workshop examines in detail the use of traditional limitted palette and its relationship to observation.  

 

The workshop videos include:

 

Lectures

Painting demonstrations

Thorough explanations of the strategies and techniques of self-portrait painting.  

 

Themes covered in the workshop:

 

Analysis of self-portrait paintings by great masters 

Setting up for self-portrait painting

Foundations of linear and tonal drawing as a preparation for work in color

Color theory for portrait painting

Use of a traditional limited palette of 4 and 5 colors. 

Construction of the portrait with color shapes. 

Strategies of progressing from large color shapes to smaller, complex shapes expressing facial detail.

Fundamentals of self expression.

 

Self Portrait Painting 1: Color of Self / with Ilya Gefter