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Drawing Faces for Portraits and Caricatures
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
Drawing Media
Subject / Focus
Portrait technique
Class Description
Learn the methods used to accurately draw a person’s face to create a fully shaded pencil drawn portrait or caricature. Learn how our brains mess up our drawing, and techniques that help us draw what we see.

We’ll look at facial proportions, cover the Loomis method, and more.
About the Artist
When portrait and caricature artist Linda Laforge isn't putting smiles on faces drawing caricatures or creating unique, live digital art, she’s painting portraits in her studio listening to podcasts or old movies as background noise. Overseen by her studio boss, Winston (small, furry and very bossy), Linda’s original work is focused on her concerns for our social and ecological balance.
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
- Drawing pencils (sets)
- Drawing paper
- Erasers
- Sharpeners
- Markers
- Marker paper
Art Surface / Support
- Drawing paper
- No smaller than 8 x 10, Preferably around 11 x 14
- Support for paper
Supplies and Tools
- (SEE paint / art media)
Reference materials
- Photos of people students would like to draw.
- Colour or black and white.
- Previously created portraits, or images of them.

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- 11 x 14 acid free marker paper (no fee required)
- Linda will have a handful of markers on hand for students to try.

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
DAY 1:
- How our brain messes up our drawing and painting.
- Techniques that help us draw what we see.
- Measuring, contouring and shape seeking.
- Discussion of previous student work.
- Facial proportions.
- Drawing the head at different angles using the Loomis method.
- How to use the Loomis method to draw caricatures and portraits.
Session 2
DAY 2:
- Review of previous two classes.
- Value and shading, focusing on light source.
- Composing the page.
- Line work and basic illustration technique.
- Drawing using all techniques taught.
- Review of classes.

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