In this course, you will learn :
- How to make eye-catching watercolour portraits with a live model
- Explore the works of "the Renaissance man" and learn his invaluable drawing techniques.
- Put Leonardo da Vinci's work in context to learn about the Renaissance movement.
- Explore the artist's life, career, and works, as well as the legacy and insight he left to the art world.
- Learn about the materials used in Renaissance art and how to use them. Consider the significance of tonal values in the creation of light and shadows.
- Draw a step-by-step study of one of Leonardo's botanical drawings after observing how he depicted nature.
- Then, look at some of his incredible anatomical drawings and draw your own.
- By observing Leonardo's study of a human head, you can learn about proportions, gestures, and how to capture the essence of a person.
- Learn how to choose a good reference photo for your portrait drawing and review some basic composition rules.
- Before adding features and details, sketch the structure and construction lines of your drawing and create your tonal values.
- Finish your portrait by adding small details, examining your drawing for errors, and determining how to correct them.
- Learn how to photograph your portrait and document your drawing process so that you can share it online.
1. The Renaissance Movement and Leonardo da Vinci
- Introducing the Renaissance Movement
- The Art and Life of Leonardo da Vinci
- Drawing Materials of the Renaissance
- Support Preparation
- Lights and Shadows
2. Anatomy and Proportions
- Botanical Drawings
- Anatomical Drawings
- Proportions: Portrait Study
3. Drawing a Portrait in Leonardo’s Style
- Preparations and Composition
- Gesture and Drawing Structure
- Tonal Values
- Features and Details
- Final Revision
4. Presenting and Preserving Your Portrait
- How To Take Pictures of Your Work