Unravelling the Secrets of Portraits with Emilie ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Come to this drawing class and break the myth about what is often considered the most difficult artistic genre: portraits!
Emilie will provide some technical pointers to draw the human faces. Through observation exercises, you’ll learn the basics about proportion, tone and shading. We will try different approaches, draw from observation and from imagination.

We will also learn about the structure of the head, its proportions, how to draw it in perspective, and how to shade your drawings to get a solid 3D look. Then we will go on to how to illustrate expressions, different emotions or feelings on the face.

Leave the class with plenty of fun drawing exercises to start your own sketchbook and unlock your inner artist. Everyone welcome!

What will we cover?

In this class we will explore:

  • Sketching and freestyle drawing
  • Drawing from observation and drawing from imagination
  • Shades and tone to create the illusion of volume

What will you need?

  • Notebook or just paper if you prefer
  • Pens and pencils
  • Sharpie

Who will be teaching?

Emilie is a Melbourne based artist and maker, currently finishing her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. She moved from France in 2014 and has been developing her art practice since, working with a range of media, from video to printmaking, 3D printing and a variety of paint mediums. Emilie is also a comic book artists. Her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow, and she self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in Melbourne.