Two Realistic Drawing Workshops
At the foothills of the Rockies in Westminster, Colorado
Sign up for one class, or both, for a full 4 days of extensive training!
All supplies are included!
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Textures and Contrast
July 11th, 2013
Rough Skin Portraits
July 12 - July 14th, 2013
|Learn how to increase contrast and texture
to make your work "pop"
This special one day drawing workshop will get you up to
speed with the supplies, and pencils I use to create my realistic
drawings. You will also learn the basic principles you can use to
create more texture and contrast in your work. If you haven't
taken a workshop from me before, this is a great class to get your
feet wet with my techniques.
|Learn how I create
the look of realistic wood
demonstrations and hands on exercises, You will learn the techniques I
use for smooth skin, rough skin, wood, metal, glass, as well as
interesting background textures.
|Learn to draw smooth, even
| Lighting situations for still life and portrait
art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can
effect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional
techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the
achieve maximum impact and realism.
|Learn to create realistic skin
textures right down to the pores of the skin.
This class three day class will focus the techniques
necessary to create a realistic looking rough skin texture. This is a great
technique for older men and character studies. In addition to the skin texture, you will also learn to render
realistic looking eyes, nose, lips, and hair, using graphite, carbon, charcoal, and various
You will learn the
measuring techniques and tricks I use to make sure the
basic line drawing is correct before you start
Even if you haven't
drawn a portrait before, you will be amazed at your ability
by the end of the class.
|This image was
done below was done by one of my students BEFORE he took
|The image below was completed
by the same student as the one above.
| Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and
students will learn how make sure their drawing is a work of art and
not just a copy of a photo.
In both of these workshops, I will have examples of my some
of my work on display so you can see the degree depth and realism
that is possible using my techniques. The goal is to get your
work to have the same degree of realism and "pop".
You can register for one or both classes
Some of the same basics must be covered in both classes, so if you
take both, there will be some duplicate content on the first morning of the 3 day
class. But I've found that students appreciate the review of this extremely important
J. D. Hillberry
One Day - Textures and Contrast -July 11th, 2013
9 am to 4pm
Three Day - Rough Skin Portraits - July 12th - 14th
9 am to 4 pm each
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
6845 W. 103rd Avenue
A special Group Rate of $84.00 is available for those that wish to stay at
the workshop hotel. An email with the group rate code will be sent to
you after you register.
and Carbon Pencils
1 day Textures
Total cost $148.00 A deposit of $74.00 will secure your
3 days Portraits
Total cost $390.00 A deposit of $195.00 will secure a spot
4 days Textures &
$538.00 A deposit of $269.00 will secure a spot
(Yours to keep)
* You will get even more than what is listed below *
- 4 sheets of
Arches 140lbs HP Watercolor paper
(11" x 15")
Premium Kimberly Graphite Pencils(6h, 2h, f, b, 4b, 6b,
Primo Euro Blend Generals Charcoal Pencils (hb, b,)
- 1 Generals Charcoal
Pencil (2h extra hard)
- 1 Elite
Grande 5000 (Extra Dark Primo Charcoal)
Generals Carbon Sketch Pencil (soft)
- 1 Tuff
Stuff Eraser Pen
- 1 Kneaded eraser
- 1 Blue
Tack (for erasing)
- 2 Medium
- 1 Foam
White felt pad for blending
Sand paper for sharpening pencils
detailed instructions outlining the
techniques taught in class
Maximum Class Size:
If these dates work for you, please register early. My
classes sell out very fast.
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If you have any question at all
about my classes, please call (303) 469-0059 or email me at:
from Previous Workshop Students:
"Many people can paint or draw
exceptionally well but most of them are not equipped to teach.
This was not the case with J. D. presented a very well thought
out program very easy to understand."
"Great course, lots
learned in short time will improve my portrait drawing. I will
sign up for additional classes"
"Having taken art
classes in drawing, this is by far the best instruction Ive
ever had. This
was a first class affair! From start to finish. It is sad for the
people who missed it."
is very thorough and has a very good way of explaining things
in an informal
- relaxed atmosphere."
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