Many of the portrait classes I have been teaching are a framework for how to measure and solid starts, which makes for a strong quality finish. Slowing down the process, we will be spending several weeks on each portrait and work out many of the more advanced tools that we rarely get a chance to focus on. We will be developing finishes, working with balance, depth, contrast, focal areas, visual hierarchy and an order of importance, textures, and much more. Any level can take this class, having prior knowledge on measuring and controlling values is helpful for understanding the next level of information to continue your observation and technical development. Homework is included, along with a video critique of any work submitted for the respective week.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date.
Complimentary 10-day access to each recorded session. Recordings are emailed the day after each live session.
Charcoal Pencils for effective range of values. I use Generals Charcoal Pencils favoring the 4B, as the 2B is a little too hard for average design drawing, and 6B has a tendency to break often.
18″x24″ newsprint pad-preferred smooth, but rough will also work.
Drawing Board – to keep the paper from flexing and warping while working on the surface.
Razor Blades – to sharpen the pencils.
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.
Ron Lemen has had an eclectic artistic past, working consistently in the entertainment art industry and as an art instructor. Ron first went in to the Action Sports Industry working as a layout artist, logo designer, and board graphic illustrator. Moving on to more involved illustrations and conceptual design, he went back to school and is a graduate of the Atelier System, classically trained, and a former pupil of Sebastian Capella, Spanish portrait virtuoso.
Ron Lemen has been a concept designer and art director in the video game industry for 10 years with dozens of clients including Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients include Upper Deck, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Disney, and more. In addition, to illustrating and Portrait Painting, Ron has been an art instructor for the last 16 years.
Course Changes or Cancellations
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If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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