Popcorn, wine, some salmon and cheese, and a portrait demo was all it took to kick off the weekend of painting the human head. Here are two photos of the beginning block-in and the midpoint just before the detail doodads were added. Demos are intense, especially those that require a faithful likeness....fortunately this one turned out.
|Initial Massing of Large Shapes.|
|Just before adding detail.|
|The Portrait Gang|
And here they all are, looking tired, relieved and anxious to go home.....(hmmm, actually they look rather happy. I must not have worked them hard enough. I'm the only one that looks exhausted.) Judging by a comparison between their first portrait on Saturday and the last one on Sunday afternoon, they learned a lot. An amazingly dedicated group.