Self Portrait Drawing
Instruction: Ilya Gefter
4 video - lessons. 4 hours of instruction.
This workshop teaches the strategies and techniques of drawing a self portrait with line and tone. You will learn how to attain convincing likeness, how to express three-dimensionality and sense of light in a self portrait. The workshop discusses basic methods of expressing an individual character and emotional content.
The workshop videos include:
Methodical explanations of the techniques and procedures of self portrait drawing.
Themes covered in the workshop:
Setting up for self-portrait drawing
Methods of working from a mirror
Morphological structure of the human head
Definition of posture, gesture, and form
Definition of tonal shapes, light and shadow
Strategies for drawing the main positions of the head: frontal and three-quarter views
Methods of attaining likeness, correct proportions and three-dimensionality
Expression of light in a portrait
Foundations of self-expression
Drawing of smaller shapes and facial details