Drawing Workshop: Graphite Portrait (FR)

Monday, October 3rd at 6 P.M. (EST)
Duration :
2 hours
Teacher : Julie Donalson

$50 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons
*This course is only offered in French.
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Drawing Workshop: Graphite Portrait (FR)
Create a graphite portrait using the squaring technique – a method that was developed by the Egyptians at least 5,000 years ago! In this two-hour workshop, you will explore a variety of techniques that will allow you to create an accurate and harmonious portrait: visualizing angles and values, working with precision strokes, shadow and light, etc. The perfect project to improve your drawing skills.

Open to intermediates.

*This workshop is recorded (you will receive the video link 48 to 72 hours after the workshop)


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Part 1: Placing the subject

To begin the workshop, you will learn to properly visualize and place main portrait lines through the squaring technique. This will allow you to place your first guidelines quickly and efficiently. Julie will also give you some tips and tricks for positioning and visualizing positive and negative shapes.

Part 2: Light and shadow

In part two, you will learn how to precisely define light and shadow areas. You will get tips and tricks on how to observe your work and get the right shades in the right places. Julie will also show you how to balance blurred and more detailed areas.

Part 3: Detailing and finishing touches

To end the workshop, Julie will show you how to detail strokes and adjust contrasting areas to obtain a harmonious and accurate drawing.


List of materials to bring:

✓ Sketchbook (9 x 12 in)
✓ Staedtler graphite pencils
✓ Blending stumps
✓ Kneadable eraser
✓ Tombow mini eraser
✓ Staedtler white eraser
Printed references


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