Oil study of ears

July Chat & Challenge – Focus on the Features

Tuesday July 30 at 7pm

Through either drawing or painting ONLY the features, the goal for this month is a better understanding of the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

Features are unique to the individual but become even more of a challenge to reproduce when viewed from different perspectives, and in different lighting scenarios. Using reference material (a model, photos, master paintings, or yourself in a mirror) study the features from different viewpoints: straight on, oblique, from above, from below. Observe the angle of the ears, where and how they attach in relation to the jawline and muscles of the neck; how the direction of the eyeballs affect the drape and folds of the lids; discover how the nose is uniquely shaped by both bones and cartilage; how the lips follow the skull and muscle structures; and more.

Don’t focus on a completed portrait for this Zoom Chat Challenge but take some time to study the features from different perspectives and make some quick sketches or color studies. Send submissions to portraitsocietyofatlanta@gmail.com. Check the PSA website and future emails for a link to the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 0453 9483
Passcode: 884204


Jul 30 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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