Instructor is Marian Pham
In this class, we will focus on drawing the human head using Chiaroscuro and Sfumato techniques. There are many methods and processes to drawing the human head and figure. My approach is to help you train your eye to simplify shapes in light and dark values, and to develop healthy drawing habits by the end of the class. All levels of artists are welcome.
During the first four classes, we will utilize photo references to learn how to break down the drawing process into five steps: gesture, proportions, shadow shapes, edge control, and detail. For the last two classes, we will draw from a model and discuss how to use one light source for a drawing session.
Please see supply list for required materials:
You do not need to acquire every item on this list. Please choose a group of materials that you are most comfortable with, or already have in your possession.
Fabriano Toned Paper Pad, Clay, 11¾” x 16½” (can be purchased online at Blick’s)
Strathmore Charcoal Paper series 500, Blue Gray, 19” x 25”, two sheets
CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
– Caput Martuum Red
– Titanium White
– Sanguine Dry
Conte Crayons (these are harder and waxier than most pastel pencils)
– Sanguine Natural
– White B
Kneaded EraserSanding Pad (I prefer the Nitram sharpening bloc with refillable sanding pads)X-Acto knifeDrawing BoardSketchbook and pencil for notes