Friday, September 24, 2010

Class Starts October 13th

We are on our break and class will begin on Wednesday, October 13th. Watch the blog over the break because I will be posting my work over the break - starting with the finish of last week's landscape demo.

Class in October will focus on portraits, or the face - so be looking for reference photos to work from.  Remember - no flash photography.  The best photos have a single light source.  Shots taken outdoors with only the light from the sun work great.  Unlike a portrait photographer, however, look for strong lighting that defines the planes on the face.  Pose your model with the sun coming from the right or left.  Photos with the sun full-on or backlit are more difficult to paint, because the planes are not clearly defined.

I'm going through reference now and will post some for you to choose from, if you don't find something in your photos.

Have a great break!

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