Portrait Drawing Steps Charcoal Graphite Paper by Kai Lun Qu

Portrait Drawing First Steps

This crash course will act as your beginner's guide to using charcoal and graphite for drawing portraits. Never underestimate the importance of the basics. Here, Kai teaches you the fundamentals of value scale, measuring, Notan, and accurately blocking in portraits. These easy-to-digest exercises can be repeated as you refine and perfect your block-in technique, working to find the best shapes to represent your model. ( 2.5+ 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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