Realistic Drawing Workshops
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Below I've listed a few of my previous workshops to help give you an idea of some of the locations and subject matter I teach.
November 19 - 21
San Antonio, TX
Subject: Portraits - (Smooth Skin)
This class will focus the techniques necessary to create realistic looking smooth skin texture on females and babies.
Students will learn all about
laying out a portrait to insure a likeness, and shading
the portrait to give it dimension and realism as well as getting that sparkle in the eyes that really make a portrait come to
photos will be discussed in depth and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. The class will culminate with
everyone (including me) drawing the portrait on the left.
Your tuition also
includes immediate access to my online tutorial "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture, and Contrast" in the member’s area of my website.
PortraitsIn this class you’ll learn all the techniques you need to know
to create high contrast, detailed portraits that make viewers stop and
say “Really… That’s a Drawing?”!
Male - Beard - Dramatic Lighting
Many artists feel like their
pencil drawings are look flat, weak and lack the punch that would make
them stand out from the rest. If you want to take your pencil work to
the next level, this workshop is for you!
We will focus on the techniques necessary to render this portrait with a smooth dark background, realistic beard, and high contrast.
Even though the subject
here is a male portrait, you’ll be able to transfer the methods and
techniques to your future drawings so from now on, your work will have that "pop" and realism you have been looking for.
October 9 - 11
Subject: Flowers (Realistic Rose)
|About this Class|
Flowers / Realistic Rose
In this class you will learn how
to create the delicate shading required for flowers as well as increase contrast to make the drawing "pop". We will use charcoal, graphite and
carbon pencils along with my blending techniques to create the soft, smooth texture of the petals against a rougher, dark background.
After several demonstrations and shading exercises, we will all work on the same image which I will supply to the class.
You'll learn the unique methods I use to keep the dark background from smearing into the white petals.
course will give you all the techniques necessary create more depth,
dimension, and contrast in your drawings - regardless of the subject.
Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and you will learn how to
identify and solve potential problems on your future drawings. You are
encouraged to bring examples of previous work for me to evaluate
privately. These one-on-one sessions will take place at the end of class
each day for those interested.
Your tuition also
includes immediate access to my online tutorial "Realistic Drawing with
Light, Texture, and Contrast" in the member’s area of my website.
|October 18 - 20|
Subject: Trompe L'Oeil
About This Class:Subject: Trompe l'Oeil
"Drawings that are so realistic, it looks like actual objects
are displayed in a frame."
I'm very excited to offer this workshop where you will learn the
realistic drawing techniques that I'm most known for. Everything you see in the image is drawn - including the masking tape and background.
I'll take you step
by step to render this illusion in this award winning drawing. The techniques you will learn here will transfer to your future drawings giving you the ability to create amazingly realistic looking works of art.
The idea of this piece is that the butterfly may think the rose is real, while you - the viewer, may think you see a real photo taped to the background. In reality, you have both been fooled - since everything you see here is drawn.
March 29 - 31
Subject: Portraits - Rough Skin/Dark Background
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for all the details about this workshop.
About This Class:
Character Study of "Hook
"Rough Skin/Dark Background
In this workshop you'll learn the techniques needed to create a
portrait which includes rough wrinkled skin, white hair and beard, against a background with a graduated value from dark to light.
If you have struggled with achieving a
realistic skin texture or getting your portrait drawings to really "pop" off the page though the use of backgrounds, this class is for you.
Once you understand these core concepts and techniques you'll be able to use this knowledge to help give all your drawings a much more realistic look.
|April 12 - 14|
Subject: Realistic Textures
This is an example of how I render glass and water.
|About this Class|
I've had a lot of requests to conduct a class that would incorporate many of the subjects and textures that artists have difficulty with... like glass, reflective metal, water, fur, clouds, etc.
In my previous workshops, I've answered many questions about how to render these subjects realistically. Now you'll have a chance to watch demonstrate exactly how they are done and to follow along with my guidance.
I spend much of my time walking around the class giving individual attention to insure you understand the specific techniques and concepts needed to draw each of these subjects.
After that, I'll provide you with two reference photos to choose from for the final project.
|November 16 - 18|
The second leg of my Texas Workshops!
Subject: Realistic Still Life
In this class, we will all be drawing my Onions and Garlic drawing. Students will also learn how to create a graduated background from light gray to dark black and learn how the great renaissance masters used this technique to create more depth and dimension with their subjects.
"Onions and Garlic"
Thoughout my career as an artist, I've learned more from studying still life drawings and paintings than any other genre. With this simple subject, you will gain the invaluable knowledge of composition, contrast, along with subtle texture and shading, which will carry over to virtually everything you draw in the future.
Lighting situations for general still life art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can affect the appearance of these varied textures.
Reference photos and drawing from life will be discussed in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve potential problems when working with both.
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