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Reference Photography &
Vital Drawing Skills

Put your everyday tech to work for you, capturing quality references for a variety of future portrait pieces. Then we'll discuss simple editing techniques that are available to you right on your smartphone! Afterward, Josh will teach you how masters use quality lines and several other core portrait principles. You'll even dive into Notan as you start to see faces in this stark value pattern. End off with a tone paper tutorial helping you to pick up on details without too much rendering. Following the work of Russian master Nicolai Fechin, these lessons should improve your line variety and edgework over time. (3+ hours)
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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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