This class focuses on techniques and processes for creating a finished, rendered, head drawing. Attention will be given to drawing the head with structure and perspective (and retaining that solidity as you develop the drawing), capturing different types of lighting,
rendering facial features, achieving a likeness, and manipulating contrasts of value, edge, texture, and mark-making to create a dynamic finished piece. The class will be taught in the form of demonstrations, guided examination of successful historical head drawings, weekly assignments, and personalized constructive feedback. This class is recommended for students with prior head drawing experience.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. A short tutorial will be given prior to the live class starting.
Unable to attend a sessions? No worries, ALL students will have access to watch the recorded session for 10-days. Recording available 1 day after live session.
Students may work traditionally, digitally, or using a combination of both media.
For traditional demonstrations the instructor will be using the following materials:
14 in. x 17 in. Strathmore 400 Series Paper pad
Artist’s Wooden Drawing Board with clips (to hold the paper pad and allow drawing at a more vertical angle)
Quartet Alphacolor Soft Square Pastels, Black
Conté à Paris 2B Sketching Crayons, Black
Paper Blending Stumps (Small, Medium, Large sizes)
STAEDTLER Mars Plastic Block Eraser (or something similar)
General’s Charcoal Pencil (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
Exacto Blade or Utility Knife for sharpening charcoal pencils
Artist Sandpaper Block or sandpaper for sanding charcoal pencils
The above supplies are recommended for students who wish to follow along directly. Alternatively, practically any drawing materials (charcoal, colored pencil, chalk, pastel, etc) and any basic drawing surface (sketchbook, Canson or Strathmore drawing paper, toned paper) will work.
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Chris SooHoo makes paintings, films, and dabbles in virtual reality development. In 2016 he received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available. A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
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