2. Set Up
4. Facial Structure
6. Thumbnail Sketches I
7. Thumbnail Sketches II
8. Line Sketch
10. Blocking in Colors
11. Layering Colors
Black Mat Board
Catherine Huang, 2017 Summer Intern
“I definitely learned to be satisfied with a color palette that isn’t totally ‘natural looking.’ Having only a 15 pack of Caran D’Ache crayons and no flesh tones made me look harder for colors I wouldn’t have seen before.
Although portraiture was something I’ve done a lot in the past, drawing an image for this course had a refreshing spin on it, because I would periodically mentally check back to Prof Lieu’s videos and apply that to my work.”
Piper Matthew, 2017 Summer Intern
“For me I always find self-portraits extremely difficult because you’re constantly confronting yourself as you draw. This course helped me think of the face as a series of abstract shapes and layers. To be able to create a piece from the Khan Academy equivalent for art was really cool!
I wish I had this while I was in high school and was making my portfolio to apply for art school!”
Visual artist Tony Janello is obsessed with the human face, its endless variations and its extraordinary capacity for expression. He began his artistic practice painting portraits and eventually began creating three-dimensional sculptures and digital photographs depicting faces that appear structurally unsound as if in the early stages of implosion. Janello has taught courses at the college level in portraiture, drawing, and color since the early 1980’s.