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Beginners Guide to Portrait Painting

In this course, Albin shares the basics you need to start your portrait painting journey. Enjoy a comprehensive look at the principles that underlie every great work of portraiture: painting materials, surfaces, model lighting, values, shapes, head planes, and color mixing. Then build off of the fundamentals with detailed demos teaching you how to create a realistic head shape and form. This course has everything you need to start practicing your skills with your own subjects. ( 8+ hours)
  • Albin Veselka

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Albin Veselka

Born in 1979 in Wyoming and living most of his life in Idaho, Albin's interest in art came at about six years old. He is very grateful to his parents who were instrumental in encouraging his interest and development in art even when resources were scarce.
Albin credits the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty of the BYUI art department for giving him "the tools all representational artist must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts". Early in his career he also received direction which helped him break into the gallery scene while he was a college student. Since then he has continued in developing and have been blessed to receive recognition and honors that have aided his progress. 

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