Learn to paint portraits by finding the shape of lights and shadows in this workshop preview. Art Educator Claudia Selene (@claudiaseleneart) will show you her deceptively simple approach to portraiture. You’ll see how only two colours become recognizable faces.

Topics Covered:

  • Using non-traditional portrait colours
  • Using plumb lines to measure out proportions
  • Wet on wet portrait techniques
  • Drawing out the shapes of lights and shadows

Here is the reference if you want to paint along.

In the Mini Workshop art class, Claudia will teach:

  • Painting portraits with a beginner’s approach
  • Breaking a face into shadows and lights
  • Identifying defining facial features
  • Using only two
Enrol in Claudia's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

    Links Mentioned:

        Don't miss a thing!

        Check out the Etchr YouTube channel: Subscribe and turn on notifications to stay in the loop!

        See you!

        - Etchr Studio Team


        • MRS SHARON J HARDING said:

          Really enjoyed watching and learning how to create this technique. So much to experiment with. Drawing using a plumb line and seeing shadows and shapes will be so helpful in other mediums. Can’t wait to play, signed up to all her workshops. Thank you Claudia, Thank you Etchr such a good learning platform.

          August 31, 2021

        Leave a comment