Drawing the Portrait
Drawing the Portrait in the Russian Style : In this course, Russian academic drawing expert Iliya Mirochnik will teach you the portrait drawing approach taught at the Repin Academic Institute of Fine Arts (former Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts) in a nearly unchanged form for over 250 years. This course builds on Fundamentals of Observational Drawing and the Anatomy of the Head & Neck and now applies the information to a living, breathing, model. You will learn how to work but with line and tone over paper stretched on canvas frame first to draw more neutral head and neck and then to more challenging portrait with hands project.
1. Portrait Project
After studying the drawing fundamentals as well as the anatomy of the head and neck we are ready to start our first portrait project. Using traditional media such as sanguine, chalk, and stretched paper we will start our first portrait of a man’s head from the 3/4 front view.
2. Portrait with Hands Project
In this famous assignment from the Repin Academy you will be drawing a portrait from life (or from provided reference) at a large scale over stretched paper. You will be introducing the hands and the upper body into your work, requiring more planning and development of the composition in this challenging project.
3. BONUS CONTENT: Live Q&A Portrait Demonstration With Iliya Mirochnik
In this livestreamed video demonstration, Iliya draws a portrait in sanguine from a live model and answers live questions from an online audience about his education, his art, and technique.
Watch the Introduction Video :
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