Mapping Out A Face is designed to help you with the first and most important step in drawing a realistic likeness of a face (a portrait), that is getting the features in the right relationship and getting the proportions of the parts of the face correct on the page.
In this DVD, you will learn how to construct a female portrait using construction and abstraction methods from front view, 3/4 view and profile. Along with the several comprehensive demonstrations, there are also demonstrations on form design, abstraction design, the features of the face and more. The expanded demonstrations also cover drawing in both charcoal as well as graphite. This DVD is packed with academic information, watch it in small portions, then watch it again and again to absorb it all. Instructor for this title: Ron Lemen
Costa Vavagiakis takes portrait painting beyond the basics with a thorough examination of anatomical features and in-depth explanation on using plumb lines and apex points to lay in shapes. Working from a live model and using graphite and white chalk on toned paper, Costa demonstrates how to capture effects of light and shadow on a portrait.