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Drawing Made Easy: Realistic Portraits with Jenel Bode

  • Wet Palette Studio 615 The Parkway Richland, WA, 99352 United States (map)

In Drawing Made Easy: Realistic Portraits with Jenel Bode, learn how to capture the likenesses of your loved one from a photo to create a realistic sketch portrait, step-by-step.

Jenel demonstrates everything you need to know about creating realistic portraits, and in this class she shares her tips for how to draw the features and capture their unique personality. In our Portrait Lesson we will lead you from the first tentative marks that you make on the paper, gradually building up the layers of tone, shaping, pattern and texture to complete a complex and skillful portrait.

You don't always want to spend hours on a drawing. In this class learn the process Jenel use’s for quick sketching. Just because a drawing is quick, doesn't mean you have to only do an outline or amateur. By observing across the form and spotting the main areas of light, shade and texture, you can create an effective three-dimensional sketch.

Plus, the techniques you learn won’t be unique to just portraits! Jenel shows how to measure for accurate proportions, no matter what kind of figure you’re drawing, be it a baby, youth or another stage in life.

In Drawing Made Easy: Realistic Pets, you’ll learn:

  • Step-by-step Quick Sketch Process
  • Tips for drawing facial features, including the nose, ears, eyes and mouth
  • How to draw hair and skin texures.
  • Drawing techniques for creating accurate face portra

FEE: $45+ online registration fee

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED - Please bring at least 2 photocopies of a close up photo of your subject. No full body shots please (preferably a 3/4 view, but a side or front view will also work).

*Recommended for ages 11 through Adult (on a case-by-case basis, if a younger child has drawing experience).

Earlier Event: July 11
"House of Hope"
Later Event: July 29
Open Studio Drop-in Painting