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Joy Thomas - 01:15:00

Tips & Techniques - Chiaroscuro Lighting with Joy Thomas

Every artist dreams of drawing people with the skill of an Old Master. In this video, professional artist Joy Thomas reveals classical drawing secrets while teaching foolproof composition skills for a structured beginning.

Working your way through a portrait study from life, you will learn a number of techniques to improve your confidence and enable you to create a realistic likeness using massing techniques that establish form with a minimal use of line.

Develop your own skills as you watch this award winning portrait artist explain and demonstrate comparative measuring, simplified shape-maps, the use of plumb lines and how to identify and correct mistakes.

While this unique drawing demonstration is a “must see” for portrait painters, it contains a wealth of valuable information for all artists of all genres.

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