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This online course on photorealism is conducted by acclaimed artist and talented, art educator Richa Agarwal. Photorealism is an art style that focuses on making sketched pieces look realistic and true-to-life. While the subjects may sometimes appear somewhat stylized, photorealism seeks to present respective subjects as they look in real life. The curriculum, which spans over a duration of three months will lead you through the foundation of charcoal shading, portraiture, and study of the human body, paving the way to create hyper-realistic, slice-of-life art. In the first month, the enrolled students will pick up the basics of shading, in the second month, they will learn all about charcoal portraiture and the third and final month will be all about understanding the fundamentals of hyperrealism. The breakdown of the curriculum is as follows:
– Introduction to Sketching: learn about sketching tools, types of shading techniques, and a brief introduction to the value and gradation scale
– Understanding Scales: practice value scale and gradation scale in order to get the tones right
– Learning the Eye: Undertake a thorough study of the human eye
– Drawing Lips & Noses: Explore the human lip and nose in greater detail
– Understanding Proportion and Form: Gain insight into using grid and freehand methods for drawing portraits and work on proportions
– Light and Shadow: Learn charcoal shading and blending techniques with an utmost focus on developing photorealism
– Portrait Study 1: Work on your first small realistic portrait
– Portrait Study 2: Apply your knowledge of shading to finish up your second charcoal portrait.
– Introduction to Hyperrealism and hyper-realistic hand study
– Begin working on your third realistic portrait
– Sharpen your edges: Apply your knowledge on shading, and work on details to develop your portrait
– Finish Up: Add the finishing touches to your final portrait
About the instructor: Your instructor for the course is Richa Agarwal, a charcoal and graphite sketch artist from Siliguri, West Bengal. She mostly specializes in making hyper-realistic portraits by the healthy combination of both graphite and charcoal as art mediums. Apart from portraits, she has also worked on landscapes, still life, and caricatures as part of her regular experiments. She has conducted over 50+ successful online and offline sessions imparting basic knowledge of perfecting the features of a realistic portrait to over 1500 participants across the globe. As an artist, she perpetually expresses her thoughts, ideas, and feelings by means of her art.
From this photorealistic rendering course, enrolled students will learn to conceptualize different shading techniques, in-depth understanding of proportion and form, improved charcoal shading and blending techniques. They will develop deeper insights into drawing hyper-realistic portraits, have extensive, artistic knowledge of the features of eyes, lips, nose, and hand, and an advanced understanding of value and gradation scale. This course will also help beginners to foster creative growth, it will enhance their observational skills, cultivates emotional growth, and alleviate their mindfulness and concentration power.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be rest assured that they will receive special attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to limited numbers. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, ensuring that each enrolled student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, the participating 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 duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
The prerequisites to these photorealism classes include a good internet connection, charcoal and graphite pencils, white paper of a kind that's specified by the instructor, and the interest to pick up this art form. The learners could be mothers, students, illustrators, designers, storytellers – anyone or everyone who is interested in understanding the possibilities of creating visuals and art through sketching.