A rotation of models in 2 to 4-week poses ensures that students have the chance to practice making quick, accurate decisions. Most students will be asked to draw for the first pose. Students who continue drawing instead of painting will focus on strong block-ins, in particular suggesting an accurate likeness with the least amount of information on paper as possible. Oil painters will focus on the alla prima technique of painting the portrait, painting the head quickly and directly. We will emphasize the structure and the major planes of the head, as well as structural symmetry to the face, color, shape, value, and edges.
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