In our Color Pencil Portrait Lesson we will lead you from the first tentative marks that you make on the paper, gradually building up the layers of line, tone, color, pattern and texture to complete a complex and skilful portrait. We also focus on the individual features of the face, explaining and resolving any difficulties you may encounter when drawing the eyes, nose, mouth, skin, hair and clothes.
This lesson is a group projects for up to 20 students.
It begins as a project on color and ends up as a large scale portrait that was inspired by the paintings of the American artist, Chuck Close.
To help you with the preparation for this lesson we have supplied free sets of images that you may print and use with your class or group. The templates from our Pop Art Portrait Lessons can also be adapted for this project.
Portraits express the beauty, status, power, wealth or character of their subjects. Artists use a wide range of media for portraiture, including drawing, printing, painting, sculpture, photography and multimedia.