Graphite Portrait Man Drawing Pencil Paper by Kai Lun Qu

Graphite Portrait Methods

Try Kai's non-stop pencil technique as you follow along with his process as he feels out the rhythm of the piece. Learn to gradually build on the portrait elements as you loosely sketch, creating movement and energy without overworking the composition. Make sure to watch until the end, because what may seem chaotic at first gets pulled together at the end for a big surprise! Where else can you see portrait demonstrations of this quality done in under an hour and a half? ( 1+ hours)

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Meet your instructor

Kai Lun Qu

Kai Lun Qu is know for his alla prima paintings filled with expression and painterly strokes that evoke deep emotions. His unique blend of traditional style with a contemporary twist is a result of two extremes: a formal training in China’s most prestigious art academy, China Central Academy of Fine Arts and intense studies with renown contemporary painters like Daniel Keys, Tim Rees and Michelle Dunaway in the United States. 
In 2018, He was featured in Southwest Art Magazine, 21 under 31: Young Artists to Watch. 

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