Classical Portrait Drawing
What you'll learn
- Portrait drawing and
- Basic drawing fundamentals
In this course students will learn how to draw the human head theoretically, as well as directly from a model using a classical naturalistic style. The course curriculum includes four chapters on the individual constructions of the eye, nose, lips and ear to help students master the representation of each form individually. The course teaches the student how to achieve accurate head proportions and symmetry, in three different views. The final project includes a full portrait demonstration that features the use of chiaroscuro modeling to achieve a strong sense of form and atmosphere.
Improve your sense of proportion and symmetry when drawing the human head.
Learn how to draw accurate details when drawing specific facial features.
Discover how to use light and shade convincingly to achieve three dimensional forms.
Capture the likeness of your sitter when drawing portraits by learning to use the proportion system of the old masters
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate level students and art enthusiasts
Luis Borrero studied at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in 1999. During his third year of study at the academy, Luis was honored with the Cresson Scholarship for European studies. His travels in Europe had a significant impact on his early work and sparked a lasting interest in historical materials and techniques. Borrero founded his own atelier in early 2003 and has been teaching art students for the past 16 years. He has been awarded several individual artist grants, among them the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant from Montreal, Canada and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant from Ithaca, New York. In 2007, he exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico and at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in 2016. The artist was awarded Best in Show in the Salmagundi Club's Exhibit at the Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea, New York. His work is represented in collections in Puerto Rico and the United States.