Have you ever struggled to paint a realistic portrait that actually looks like your reference?
It can be so hard to get the proportions right. The eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks…
And even if you get that far, then comes the dreaded colour palette to create the perfect matching skin tone.
Of course, don’t forget about the whole process of adding light and shade!
And what about recreating the hair!?
In this exclusive course for Anne’s International School of Art, professional fine artist Katarina Vicenova provides easy step-by-step guidance showing you how to paint a portrait from a photo reference.
What to expect?
This watch-and-follow course will ensure you learn and practice all of the necessary techniques to create the perfect portrait from beginning to end:
Watch and learn how to create a realistic portrait, from drawing general outlines with charcoal pencil and right through to completing a painting of the portrait using an oil paint on canvas.
Never used oil paints before? No problem!
This course is here to provide detailed step-by-step guidance on how to complete a realistic portrait painting using oil paint.
Prefer using acrylics? No problem!
You can easily use acrylic paint instead - just add a medium like acrylic retarder.
In this course you will learn:
✓ how to set up a full oil paint palette
✓ how to mix the skin tones from the darkest dark values to the lightest light values
✓ how to apply these to your portrait effectively
✓ how to work from broad simplified shapes and build up to refined details.
Additionally, you will also learn how to:
✓ place the portrait using basic composition rules
✓ add transition colours to make your painting more realistic
✓ use a variety of edges to achieve the 3-dimensional illusion of reality.
Your dedicated teacher:
Born in Slovakia, Katarina Vicenova obtained her Master's degree in Art Education at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, before travelling the world to study with living Masters of our time all around the world.
With many years of experience teaching art, Katarina bases her tutorials on teaching methods used by the classical and contemporary realist academies. She believes this style of training provides a solid artistic basis, helping the students to achieve high standards of craftsmanship and technical skills.
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"Yes please - I´d love to learn to paint realistic portraits"
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Simply sign up for Anne´s International School of Art by clicking on the price model which suits you best.
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The only difference is how long you commit to reaching your creative goals.
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★ More than 20 dedicated teachers.
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★ New educational programs every single month.
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You choose the price model that suits you best.
Our most popular price model has a 6 months commitment and is only USD$ 22 per month. The membership will be renewed monthly at the same price until the membership is cancelled.
When you are a member of the art school, you can participate in ALL of the additional online courses etc. that we offer - in addition to the new material that enters the art school every month.
In Anne’s International School of Art, there is NEVER anything that costs extra.
🎁 You immediately get access to a wide variety of tutorials and courses with more than 20 different artists from all around the world as your dedicated teachers - and new material is being added every month.
You will find courses and tutorials in drawing, acrylic paint, composition, watercolour, ink, sculpture, collage, mixed media, stencils and printing etc.
AND when you´re ready to take your art to the next level, you will even find knowledge about how to navigate in the art world, how to get in touch with galleries, how to build your brand as an artist and much much more in our "Behind the scenes of the Art World" program series.
🎁 You also get access to our unique forum which is located on the membership pages - in which you can share and ask for specific feedback on your progress and become a part of our global network of artists.
🎁 And - you get access to our member benefits which includes special discounts for members only.
Yes, inside the forum, there is a whole section focusing on feedback. Here, you are invited to share what you are working on - and feel free to request feedback !
You are also able to provide other members with any feedback they are seeking.
This process is enormously rewarding and stimulating for all of the artists involved – and gives you the chance to receive help and input from the numerous skilled artists in the community.
You will meet these dedicated moderators in our discussion forum:
The spoken language in our videos is English.
Some of our videos also come with English subtitles for you to toggle on or off as you prefer.
Your membership starts on the date that you register.
The membership is automatically renewed monthly at that same price until you choose to cancel it.
The membership fee is paid monthly on the same day of the month as the day you sign up.
You can discontinue your membership by writing to us at: email@example.com.
Simply write to us no later than one business day before your membership is due to renew.
Immediately after registering, you will receive a welcome email with your personal login details to the art school member pages, where you will find everything.
It's 100% up to you if you want to share any of your works.
As part of the art school, we have a special forum for members where you are more than welcome to share photos of your work – however, this is entirely voluntary.
In the forum you can see what others share and you have ample opportunity to discuss experiences and ideas with the other participants about the different modules.
Experiences are shared and feedback is provided and developed together, so it's very rewarding to join in.
If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions - then the short answer is yes:
⊳ I want to bring more creativity into my life.
⊳ I would love to learn how to draw, paint or sculpt but I don´t know where or how to begin.
⊳ I’d like to exhibit my work, but I think it’s difficult to find exhibition venues and galleries.
⊳ I think it’s difficult to find the right artistic expression or style that really represents ME.
⊳ I need more inspiration.
⊳ I sometimes feel quite lonely as an artist. I wish I had more people to talk to about my work, people who could give me real, constructive feedback – not just a quick comment which I can’t do anything with.
⊳ I find it difficult to figure out exactly how much my works should cost.
⊳ I don’t know how I should deal with marketing. Should I have a website, social media pages, or something completely different? And if I do make social media pages, which are best? How do I get people to follow me?
⊳ I wish I could sell more of my art.
⊳ I feel like I have tried everything, but I still haven’t gotten a partnership with a good gallery.
If you want to know more about who us, we recommend that you read the article “Creativity Without Excuses: Anne´s International School of Art” published by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine - written by Elizah Leigh.
She has really captured what our art school is all about and who it is for.
Anne Juul Christophersen has been making waves throughout the art scene since her debut back in 2007.
Anne always dreamt of becoming an artist; she understands many of the dreams and challenges you will have experienced as an artist too.
Things have moved quickly since her debut on the art scene, and Anne has given artist talks at Art Copenhagen and Kunstmuseum Brandts, amongst others. She has been interviewed on many television and radio programmes, and her art has been published in many books – including ”In the eyes of the Beholder" and ”Tiden sætter spor/Traces of time”.
Anne’s works have been exhibited with great success in large parts of Europe and the USA. She is currently represented by Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Denmark, and by Gallery Bruno Dahl, internationally.
Anne graduated as a visual arts teacher in 2001, giving her more than 20 years’ experience in teaching art.
Please visit Anne´s website www.annejuul.com for more information.
Rebecca Koefoed writes about her membership:
It has been ground-breaking just to find a source of knowledge, the support, and the encouragement to develop my courage, self-confidence, and a gradual assurance that it was MORE than okay to dare to go forth! My perception of MYSELF as an artist altered.
I stumbled on Anne´s art school by coincidence. A coincidence which would turn out to alter my entire approach to BEING an artist, which, at the time, I had a lot of trouble with. Despite having been established in my workshop since 2007, I was still “just” a self-taught artist, without much exhibition experience.
I’d like to mention just some of the things I’ve achieved, amongst others, since encountering Anne´s art school:
1. I have had my network of artistic colleagues greatly expanded.
2. I applied to judged exhibitions – the first one I applied to (with Anne’s encouragement) was the HCA exhibition in Odense, where I actually came away with the first-place prize of 10,000 DKK.
3. I applied for (and was granted) Artist in Residency in Berlin!
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