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VIDEO | Want to give your portraits more depth & interest?

Do you sometimes feel you’d like to give your portraits more depth & atmosphere? But don’t know where to start?

You may have heard about tonal values, and that it’s one of the most fundamental art concepts to know when you want to paint and draw faces. And not only for faces, but in visual arts in general.

But why is that, and what are tonal values actually? Check out this 10 minutes introduction video to find out more.

Knowing about tonal values is so important that it’s also the first main subject of my in-depth online portrait class Drawing in the Soul, which is going to start in just a few weeks.

If you know what tonal values are and how to work with them, you can give your portraits – and other visual artworks – more depth and interest.

So that’s the topic of this short video below. We’ll explore what tonal values are, why they are important, and how you can work with them in practice.

For me personally, tonal values really are the basis for my art – and especially for portraits. If the values are right, you can use any color or texture and it will still look like a ‘credible’ face.

And how about you? Do you work with tonal values in your art? Or is this a completely new concept to you? Let me know in a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

Tonal values is the first main subject that we’ll focus on in my in-depth portrait class Drawing in the Soul. You’ll learn how to see them and how to work with them. Those are very important skills to learn when you want to create more realistic looking portraits.

The Online Summer Class version of Drawing in the Soul starts June 7. This format combines the ease of taking an online art class (doing the lessons from the comfort of your home), with the unique opportunity to get in-depth feedback and support in an interactive online environment.

This means that during the 12 weeks of this class I am available in the dedicated Facebook group to give in-depth feedback on your work, and to guide and support you in your learning process. The feedback can be provided in the form of written texts, but can also be illustrated with visuals, offering a unique and powerful way to learn and to hone your artistic skills.

Twelve weeks of learning, fun and support, together with a group of students and with a lot of personal guidance and feedback from me as the teacher!

Would you like to learn more about this class? Just click the button below.

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  1. Your short video on tonal values was excellent with clear and simple expainations. I don’t have time to commit to a 12 week course at present but will certainly consider it in the future. Thanks

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