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Date: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024

Time: 10am - 3 pm 

Location: The Round Tower , Old Portsmouth


A two day intensive on drawing the portrait in charcoal. We will work through a series of exercises and longer exercises we will explore:

  • Understanding the basic anatomy of the head and the planes of the face.
  • Proportions, orientation, and the overall structure of the head
  • Mapping out the structure and 'values' (shadow shapes) of the face, working from general to specific
  • Techniques for creating a likeness and capturing expression
  • Effective mark-making and rendering techniques
  • Mastering the handling of charcoal and ways to use line, tone and texture to stylise and build visual interest into your drawing.

Materials Provided:

  • Charcoal sticks and powder
  • High-quality drawing paper
  • Erasers and blending tools

Drawing The Head In Charcoal

SKU: 16
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