Despite the simplicity of the medium, charcoal portrait drawings can be delicate and luminous. This two day workshop will show you how to create a refined and realistic portrait in charcoal by starting simple and adding complexity gradually.


What’s included:

  • A place on the live online workshop.
  • Access to a recording of the sessions afterwards.
  • Reference image and materials list.


This session is part of a series of four workshops that will teach you everything you need to know about drawing portraits. You can take this workshop individually or you can sign up for the complete series and receive a 10% discount off the bundle. 

Find out more about the Portrait Drawing Bundle



What you’ll learn


  • You will learn how to use sharpened charcoal and a kneadable eraser to create an extremely detailed portrait
  • Working with the point of charcoal makes the process slower but makes it easier to control forms and tones.
  • You will learn the importance of adjusting the tonal relationship between the shadows, half-tones and lights in the drawing to create a luminous effect.
  • Starting from a simple but accurate block-in, you will add detail gradually, ensuring that the underlying major structures remain in place throughout the process and impart a sense of believable solidity to the finished drawing.



How this will help you


  • This workshop will help you to create more realistic and detailed drawings.
  • Enhance the sense of luminosity in your drawings.
  • Expand your repertoire with charcoal - working with the point of charcoal can work really well with other techniques.


Sign up today!

£25

Watch Pass

Watch and work alongside + Lifetime Access to the workshop recording.

If you purchase a Watch Pass you will be able to attend the event live, watch my demonstration, listen to my explanations for each stage, work alongside and ask general questions but you will not receive any specific feedback on your work throughout the sessions.


You will also get access to recording of the workshop afterwards.

£80

Full Workshop Pass

One-to-one support + Lifetime Access to the workshop recording.

If you purchase a Full Workshop Pass you will receive direct guidance and support from me throughout the course. We will use a private breakout room for these one-to-one tutorials, separate from the rest of the class. 


If you sign up for a Full Workshop Pass you will need a way to share your work with me during the session. You can either use a webcam or you can send images to me via email or Facebook.

How we will meet


This live class will take place online via Zoom, all you will need to do is download the program, and login using the details provided once you’ve signed up.


This workshop takes place over two Sunday afternoons:

The 21st and 28th of February / 2:00-6:30 PM each day.


All students will be able to watch, work alongside, and ask questions throughout the session, but if you want direct feedback about your work, I recommend signing up for a Full Workshop Pass as this will allow you to take advantage of private support and critiques from me during the live session.


You can download Zoom for your computer, phone or tablet here:

https://zoom.us/download


Reference images will be provided that you can download before the class starts. I recommend that you either print them off beforehand or have a second screen set up, so that you can watch my demonstration at the same time as working on your own artwork.


Accessing recordings afterwards


I will be recording the entire session (including all questions and answers), so you will be able to rewatch it afterwards. This is a great way to revise the topics covered or rewatch any specific parts of the process that you had trouble with during the live session.


You will have lifetime access to this recording via your Scumble & Glaze account.


There is usually a delay of up to a week before the recording is available on the website (as I have to spend a bit of time editing and uploading the video). You will receive an email notification as soon as it’s ready.


What you will need for the class


You can read and download the recommended materials list for the class in the curriculum list below (purchase links are included).

If you sign up for a Full Workshop Pass you will need a way to share your work with me during the session. You can either use a webcam or you can send images to me via email or Facebook.

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