Warm Side-Lit Portrait Oil Painting by Kai Lun Qu

Warm Side-lit Portraiture

In this follow-up to the "Charcoal Graphite Hybrid Portrait" course, Kai transitions from charcoal to oil paint with the same glowing reference—cast in the dim orange light. Create a realistic, yet striking portrait alongside Kai, getting insight into some of his boldest techniques, including oversaturating the subject from the beginning then toning her down later. Your previous lessons in value will really come in handy here! ( 1+ hours)

Learn more about colored light in Kai's Online Mentorship.
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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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