Sketching Classes For Beginners | Basics Of Pencil Portraits
This beginners course of 32 weeks provides a firm footing to students wishing to develop their artistry in pencil drawings. The course is a must learn for anyone interested in pursuing their interests to draw lifelike photo real drawings, human sketching or portraits using pencils. It equips students with the knowhow on aspects such as tones and textures, shadows and light, vital to creating photoreal masterpieces. This course shall provide all the training and guidance required by a student to excel in creating portraits.
This 32 week long beginners course, ‘Learn to draw portraits’, initiates by diving into the basics of pencil sketching and rendering, informing students about the materials required, their specific purpose and their optimum use. The students are then trained on sketching and rendering, the use of different pencil strokes, shading techniques as well as planning for open spaces. Information on spheres and three types of finishings for the sphere is also taught during this time. Students are then taught to select a referral image, learning how to observe the subject in the image and drawing the same on paper. Here on the student learns about the correct grade of pencils required to render the image of his choice, the different strokes that make the rendered image lifelike. The exact way to render the eyes realistically as well as directions on the use of a flat brush and paper stumps required to create varied textures like fur depending on the subject. The course goes on to educate students on the use of kneaded erasers that help lift pigments of graphite (pencil) or charcoal from the drawing. The final step to realising an intricately worked portrait will involve giving the glazing effect and depth to the complete drawing.The culmination of the 32-week long beginner course in drawing portraits will catapult the student from being an absolute novice in portrait drawing to a proficient level, guided by valuable know-how and direction. The student can further his interest and understanding of the art form by joining the professional course on ipassio.
About Mr. Sadashiv Sawant: Sadashiv Sawant’s keen interest in photo real rendering using graphite on paper or in simple terms pencils arose while doing architectural visualisations for his clients. Two decades of experience in the field of architectural visualisation sharpened his vision and understanding about the various aspects of an image such as the light contours, shades and shadows leading him to apply the very principles to his pencil drawings. In the past four years, he has perfected the art and is adept at producing photoreal pencil drawings or renderings of any subject be it Hollywood legend Sir Sean Connery, Bollywood Diva Katrina Kaif, a lifelike rendition of a cat or any object for that matter.
Students enrolling for this course on drawing portraits will have command over hand movements when working on paper. Their minds would have evolved on the direction to take while approaching a portrait. The culmination of the course would ensure that dedicated students are well versed on the physical and mental attributes required to work using the medium of pencil on paper, as well as the tricks and guidelines to render photoreal portraits.
Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Students interested in pencil drawing can hone their skills through this intermediate course that will equip them with the terminologies as well as techniques required to render lifelike sketches or drawings. This course can provide a firm base for students interested to explore and further their interest in the art form of pencil drawing to graduate into artists who can confidently draw photo real images such as portraits or landscapes, using the medium of graphite on paper. With more than two decades of experience in architectural visualisations and an undying passion for pencil drawings, Sadashiv Sawant is the perfect guide for students interested to learn more about the art form. He will be imparting live demonstrations sharing his valuable experience and tricks of the trade, he has perfected by practising the art with utmost devotion.
This beginners course on drawing portraits and sketching humans requires each student to be aware of the basics of sketching and shading. The course is best suited for students with great amount of patience as rendering photo real drawings takes a lot of effort and precision, which can only be mastered through patiently practising the art on a regular basis.
The tangibles required for the course are listed below:
- Brusto or Fabriano Accademia A4 size paper;
- Staedtler pencils of grades H, B, 2B, 4B and 8B;
- Kneaded Eraser;
- Good pencil sharpener;
- Paper stumps; and
- Flat brush of half inch width.
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