Online class with Suzanne Brooker

Paint Better Portraits From Photographs

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Paint realistic portraits from photographs. Learn essential oil techniques to achieve convincing dimension, lifelike skin tones, refined facial features and more.

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Suzanne Brooker has been teaching at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington, for more than 15 years. She has a BFA from the California Institu...Read more

Lessons (7)

Translating 2-D into 3-D
1. Translating 2-D into 3-D
Meet painting instructor Suzanne Brooker, and begin the class with a tutorial on choosing effective reference photos. Discover the best techniques for...Read more
18min
Features of the Face
2. Features of the Face
Learn how to identify key landmarks and unique features of the face and skull. Suzanne shows you how to assess your reference photos to locate propor...Read more
30min
The Block-In Drawing
3. The Block-In Drawing
Learn how to choose, prepare and tone the ideal ground for your surface. Suzanne shares tips that will help you apply paint smoothly and evenly, and d...Read more
15min
The Underpainting
4. The Underpainting
The underpainting serves as a major roadmap for your portrait, helping you identify lights and darks in the photo, and how to translate to them canvas...Read more
21min
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Suzanne Brooker has been teaching at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington, for more than 15 years. She has a BFA from the California Institu...Read more

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