Waterhouse Van Dyke Drawing Charcoal Portrait Painting by Mike Malm

Building Portraits with Shape

Strong shapes make strong paintings, which is why Michael is going to walk you through masterpieces of shape building from Waterhouse and Van Dyke. Following these lessons, we're going to sharpen your measuring and accuracy skills with a grid tutorial. These are valuable lessons any prospective portrait painter needs to know! ( 2+ hours)
  • Michael Malm

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Michael Malm

Michael lives in the beautiful Cache Valley of northern Utah with his wife, Juanita, and their four children. The surrounding rural communities and setting provide backdrops for his figure paintings and inspiration for his landscapes. His serious study began under Del Parson at Dixie College where he completed his associate’s degree. He then went on to Southern Utah University where he had the opportunity to study with Perry Stewart, and completed his formal education at Utah State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree studying under Glen Edwards. Workshops have also played an important part of his development studying with such master painters as Richard Schmid, Burton Silverman, Daniel Gerhartz, Quang Ho, Ron Hicks, Michael Workman, and Jim Norton.

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