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
The supplies listed below are used by Prof Lieu in this course.
The supplies listed below cost less, and can be used instead of the recommended supplies.
These supplies are all color drawing media that work well in terms of drawing layers of color on top of each other. The crayon technique demonstrated in this course can be applied to another of the supplies below.
Use instead of Caran d’Ache crayons, however these do not layer as easily.
Use instead of fixative, however, know that hairspray is NOT archival!
Use instead of black mat board, however is not as sturdy or durable to draw on.
Crayon Drawing Examples
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.”
Stephanie Gibadlo, 2017 Summer Intern
“It had been a while since I have worked with crayon, so it was really exciting to be able to work with it again! It was a bit challenging getting used to the media again though, especially when trying to create something so specific like a self portrait.
When I make portraits, I tend to obsess over achieving likeness that sometimes I will mess up a piece without realizing it, so it was nice to have the lesson format to follow to help myself stay on track. This was a fun project and I’m happy with my final piece!”
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.