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