Gesture in Portraits

Gesture in Portraits

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November. 10am to 4pm each day

£75 for two days

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Most artists don’t really think about gesture when it comes to portrait painting and yet it is the missing ingredient in many a portrait. As well as using all the typical portrait drawing techniques to create a well executed drawing and painting, gesture is equally important. It could be the angle of the head on the shoulders or the way the hair lies across the forehead- this can be very subtle.Making gestural lines and marks and initially working quickly, you will create a lively portrait with likeness and life.

Materials:
A2 or A3 canvas board. Please bring 2 or 3 boards.
Standing easel if you have one.Drawing board. Larger than A2Masking tapeWillow charcoalKneaded eraser (putty eraser)Acrylic paints.Brushes. Large to small.Palette knife
Working clothes to wear.