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Designing a Portrait

True masters of portraiture have an immensely strong grasp on design. Today's lesson starts with a calculated critique of one of these masters, Anders Zorn, from Josh's perspective. You'll dig into the thought process behind his renowned masterpieces, and what elements or ideas you can incorporate into your own work to make a more interesting composition. Next, we'll have some fun with the portrait technique called "oil lift-out" to help you establish a strong value pattern and build the form with better white highlights. ( 1.5+ hours)
  • Josh Clare

  • Advanced

Meet your instructor

Josh Clare

Josh Clare grew up drawing and was rarely without a pencil and paper, but it wasn’t until he began studying art at BYU-Idaho that he began painting. That first oil painting class included a trip to the galleries in Jackson Hole (his first visit to an art gallery or museum) and completely changed the course of his life.
Josh has been supporting himself and his family with art since 2007 after graduation and he thanks God every day for that remarkable blessing. He figures that if he can paint all day, every day, for the next 20 years, eventually he’ll paint something pretty decent.

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