Portrait Jam: Drawing Faces Quickly With Julie Johnson

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Portrait Jam



Don’t be intimidated by drawing faces. Learn the art of making expressive and highly creative portraits...fast!

Instructor Julie Johnson honed her craft at fashion shows and has taught portraiture at top art schools around the world. She’s going to show you how to draw faces in line, shape, and color, capturing unique features with a variety of materials and a ton of style.

Working quickly, you’ll use watercolor, India ink, and graphite, drawing 9 portraits during the workshop.

There won’t be time to second guess yourself...you’ll be having too much fun!

Learn techniques and tricks to draw faces on the go, then develop your unique portraiture style and point of view. Soon you’ll be confidently capturing faces in the time it takes to snap a photo.

Here’s What’s Included

  • Instant Access: Watch at your own pace! The workshop will show up in your course library immediately after you buy.
  • Preparation Guide: Prepare your supplies and workspace, with guidance from Julie. Get your supply list and everything you need.
  • Lifetime Access: Revisit the recorded workshop and demos for years to come!

  • Maryann K, Chicago, Illinois

    “This was a wonderfully freeing workshop. It’s the first time I used a paint brush to draw a portrait instead of a pencil or micron. They came out whimsical and fun!”

    Susan M, New York, New York

    “Julie was a terrific teacher…clear, entertaining, helpful, and lively. Her demos were easy to see – you could see the reference and her painting on the same screen. It was quite inspiring! One of the best workshops I’ve taken with Sketchbook Skool.”

    Pattie K, Thousand Oaks, California

    “Portrait Jam was excellent. Julie’s ‘right brain’ approach, explanations and accompanying demos were so helpful. A great workshop!”


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    Topics included

    Connecting Eye and Hand 3

    Learning to see & draw with ease

    energy emotion 2

    Capturing energy & emotion

    Using Watercolour and Ink 2

    Using ink in portraits

    energy emotion 1

    Using watercolors in portraits

    Anchoring wih Large Shapes 2

    Rendering likeness with quick details

    Instructor Art

    About the Instructor

    Julie Johnson

    Julie Johnson is a widely published artist and illustrator who has exhibited her portraiture and figurative work internationally. She has won awards from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Annual for Illustration. Her work is included in several books that showcase the work of the best fashion illustrators working today, including Fashion Drawing and The Art of Fashion Illustration.

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