a pastel portrait class
In this three hour class we’re going to create a pastel portrait of the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. We’ll be working with various types of pastel, in one monochromatic color scheme. You will see me create this portrait from start to finish, in real time, so you can follow everything that I do in detail. I’ll share with you my thought process, choices, struggles and a variety of techniques.
I’m very excited about this class, and I hope you will join me! 🙂
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I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better. FRIDA KAHLO
The beauty of pastel
Pastel is such a fantastic material to work with! It’s a versatile medium that can be used in numerous ways. The colors are intense and luminous, and the rich, velvety texture is unique for pastel. It’s very forgiving, you can easily change it and make corrections. And for all these reasons it’s one of my most favorite mediums.
If you’ve never worked with pastel, or are unsure about how to use it, this is your chance to learn about this wonderful medium and get more experience. We’re going to work with soft pastel, hard pastel and pastel pencil, so you get a good understanding of how these different varieties of pastel can be used.
What will you learn in this class?
Even though we’re going to draw a portrait of Frida Kahlo, the techniques that you will learn can of course be applied to any pastel portrait that you want to create in the future. Some of the things you will learn in this class:
- Sketching out a three-quarter face
- Working with soft pastel, hard pastel and pastel pencil
- Working with additional tools, such as a paper stump and other optional tools
- Creating a background with pastel
- Building up the portrait in layers
- Creating shadows and light
- Building up the portrait from broad to detailed
- Drawing the hair
- Working with variations of one reference photo
- Creating a combination of detailed and more sketchy parts in your portrait
- How to finish, store and frame the final drawing
In the introduction video of the class I will tell you all about the supplies and tools and show you how to use them. I will also discuss how I finish and store the final drawing and things to pay attention to if you want to frame your drawing.
After this introduction it’s time to start the actual drawing. You will see me create the portrait from start to finish, in real-time, so you can follow everything that I do. This part of the class is divided into five separate videos.
The total time of the class is three hours. All videos and the reference photos can be downloaded and are yours to keep forever.
What will you receive
List of supplies
This is an overview of the main supplies that we’ll use. A more detailed list with some additional tools and alternative options will be available after registration.
- 3 hours of video lessons
- Get immediate access to all content
- Take the class at your own pace
- Lifetime access
- All videos & materials can be downloaded
Prices in Euro will be used for the actual purchase.
Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly? FRIDA KAHLO