This comprehensive instructional DVD from Daniel Greene guides the artist in a 2-1/2 hour journey into pastel portraiture. Follow Greene step-by-step as he paints a pastel portrait from start to finish. This extraordinary DVD includes: Valuable tips on how to best organize your materials as well as thorough explanations of canvas, brushes, and other materials used. An introduction into selecting backgrounds and lighting, and choosing comfortable and natural positions for models. A glimpse at Greene's creative process through composition and preliminary drawing, painting in the early stages, and progression from darks to middle tones to lights. A checklist to help determine when the portrait is complete. Tips for painting hair and clothing. A suggested materials list. DVD, 160 minutes long.
Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Pastel" that was in print for 25 years and "The Art of Pastel," which were published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design.
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.
The one DVD you will both cherish and employ, no matter how or what you paint, David A. Leffel: Painting the Portrait, Lewis in Oil, presents the world renown artist David A. Leffel, in 1991, in his New York studio, after nearly 20 years of teaching at the Art Students League of New York, directly and confidently defining in words and in brush strokes what painting means to him.
If you’ve been one of the many folks asking for these tutorials, you know how long we have all been waiting to get this one completed. It’s finally here… After many, many months of production, I’m thrilled to announce, that my How to Draw a Portrait series is finally finished.
How do you see color? Which colors work best together? How are colors mixed? Why do colors clash or harmonize? How are convincing skin tones made? What is the secret of warm and cool colors? Of advancing and receding tones? These questions and more will be answered through this instructional DVD. Daniel Greenes unique color techniques can be applied to a wide range of artistic and practical uses. Whether you paint or design do portraits landscapes abstractions or still lifes whether you work in oil pastel acrylic alkyds or watercolors this new approach to understanding color may be helpful to you. Throughtout this DVD Daniel Greene illustrates his points using examples of not only his works but of art from the Old Masters to the Impressionists.
The classic technique of three chalk or “trois crayon” is one of the most elegant and efficient methods of rendering the portrait. It involves the manipulation of red, black and white to suggest the warmth and richness of flesh hues. It is not only a visually compelling technique, but also a means to connect with some of the great artists who used this approach, such as Rubens, Watteau, and Holbein. In this DVD, you will learn from one of America’s foremost artists and teachers, known for his inspiring and informative teaching style, as he takes you through the entire process of creating an original drawing while explaining everything from the selection of materials to his techiniques to final touches. Special features include paper preparation, art gallery, and video previews from the five demos in this series.
The video will give you step-by-step instruction on how to paint portraits in oil. The package includes three DVDs with more than 120 minutes of instruction covering sketching, mixing palette, skin tones, eyes, lips hair and glazing.