Biz Rasam - Portrait Drawing in Charcoal-Demo/Work-Along (Online); Sunday, March 28, 2021 Free!

This event is part of our Spring Fling: A Week of Free Demos, Talks & Work-Alongs:

  • The Zoom meeting invitation will be sent out at Midnight Pacific Time the night before the talk (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • If you are unable to attend live, don’t worry, you will have access to the recording. Recordings will be posted in the class group. Find out how to access the group page on our Online Courses FAQs Page


Date: Sunday, March 28 , 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time (1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time)
Medium: charcoal

Learn how to think through the set up and start a portrait from a photo. The aim of this 1.5 hour demo/work-along will be to work from large, simple, angular lines, making our way into the structure or anatomy of the face/head, working to create large shapes that are defined between light and shadow. We will refrain from any detailed work but instead focus on large mass. Discover how to work in this crucial beginning stage that will enable you to progress effectively towards the later parts of making a drawing.

  • Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing paper (pref or something similar, we will work on the smooth side) size is open
  • General’s Charcoal Pencils (variety of hardness, soft, medium, hard  and one white charcoal pencil
  • Xacto Knife or something to sharpen your pencils.
  • Vine Charcoal (Not Compressed) Soft, Medium, half dozen of each
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Fine Sandpaper/block – for sharpening our charcoal
  • Artist Tape

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