In this workshop you will learn tonal drawing techniques using charcoal and pastel on toned paper. Working from a life model, you will learn to capture a likeness through observation and shape simplification. A tonal study can be the most helpful way to prepare for a realistic portrait painting. Ideas and shapes can be planned and the painting process will become easier as a result. A good tonal portrait drawing is a beautiful artwork in its own right. Jessica will guide you through the process to capture a likeness and develop your drawing into a fully rendered tonal drawing.
Jessica studied fine art at the Julian Ashton art school, where she taught for ten years. She currently teaches illustration and life drawing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Jessica was selected as an Archibald Prize finalist in 2017 and 2019.
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