Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Portrait Drawing: 5-Minute Head Studies with Joy Thomas

Artist Joy Thomas is back with artistsnetwork.tv to show you how to draw a portrait using her unique 5-Minute Head Studies method. This just might be the most fun you've ever had drawing, let alone drawing a portrait! With these 5-minute head studies, Joy teaches you how to internalize the process of portrait drawing from life, heightening your ability to edit your work, and honing your observation skills so that your portraits capture the essence of your subject without being caught up in the detail. After several studies to get the feel for how these work, follow along as Joy develops one into a more finished portrait. In this preview, Joy does a toned head study, step by step—get your charcoal, paper and timers ready!