Realistic Drawing Workshops
Partial Schedule for 2021
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Subject: Realistic Still Life
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In this class, we will all be drawing
my Onions and Garlic drawing. Students
will also learn how to create a
graduated background from light gray
to dark black and learn how the great
renaissance masters used this
technique to create more depth and
dimension with their subjects.
About this Workshop
Subject: "Onions and Garlic"
Thoughout my career as an artist, I've
learned more from studying still life
drawings and paintings than any other
genre. With this simple subject, you
will gain the invaluable knowledge of
composition, contrast, along with
subtle texture and shading, which will
carry over to virtually everything you
draw in the future.
Lighting situations for general still
life art will be discussed and
demonstrated, as well as how light can
affect the appearance of these varied
Reference photos and drawing from life
will be discussed in depth, and
students will learn how to identify
and solve potential problems when
working with both.
I've listed a few of my previous
workshops to help give you an
idea of some of the locations
and subject matter I teach.
October 9 - 11, 2020
Subject: Flowers (Realistic Rose)
Flowers / Realistic Rose
In this class you will learn
how to create the delicate shading
required for flowers as well as increase
contrast to make the drawing "pop". We
will use charcoal, graphite and carbon
pencils along with my blending techniques
to create the soft, smooth texture of the
petals against a rougher, dark background.
demonstrations and shading exercises, we
will all work on the same image which I
will supply to the class.
You'll learn the unique
methods I use to keep the dark background
from smearing into the white petals.
This course will give you all the
techniques necessary create more depth,
dimension, and contrast in your drawings -
regardless of the subject.
Reference photos will be
discussed in depth, and you will learn how
to identify and solve potential problems
on your future drawings. You are
encouraged to bring examples of previous
work for me to evaluate privately. These
one-on-one sessions will take place at the
end of class each day for those
Your tuition also includes
immediate access to my online tutorial
"Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture,
and Contrast" in the memberís area of my
|October 18 -
Subject: Trompe L'Oeil
About This Class:
Subject: Trompe l'Oeil
"Drawings that are so
realistic, it looks like actual objects
are displayed in a frame."
excited to offer this workshop where you
will learn the realistic drawing techniques
that I'm most known for. Everything you see
in the image is drawn - including the
masking tape and background.
I'll take you step by step to render this
illusion in this award winning drawing. The
techniques you will learn here will transfer
to your future drawings giving you the
ability to create amazingly realistic
looking works of art.
The idea of this piece is that the butterfly
may think the rose is real, while you - the
viewer, may think you see a real photo taped
to the background. In reality, you have both
been fooled - since everything you see here
March 29 - 31, 2019
Subject: Portraits - Rough Skin/Dark
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for all the details about this workshop.
About This Class:
Study of "Hook
Rough Skin/Dark Background
workshop you'll learn the techniques
needed to create a portrait which includes
rough wrinkled skin, white hair and beard,
against a background with a graduated
value from dark to light.
If you have
struggled with achieving a realistic skin
texture or getting your portrait drawings
to really "pop" off the page though the
use of backgrounds, this class is for you.
understand these core concepts and
techniques you'll be able to use this
knowledge to help give all your
drawings a much more realistic look.
12 - 14, 2019
Subject: Realistic Textures
This is an example of how I render
glass and water.
I've had a lot
of requests to conduct a class that would
incorporate many of the subjects and
textures that artists have difficulty
with... like glass, reflective metal, water,
fur, clouds, etc.
In my previous workshops, I've answered many
questions about how to render these subjects
realistically. Now you'll have a
chance to watch demonstrate exactly how they
are done and to follow along with my
I spend much of my time walking around the
class giving individual attention to insure
you understand the specific techniques and
concepts needed to draw each of these
After that, I'll provide you with two
reference photos to choose from for the
November 19 -
San Antonio, TX
Subject: Portraits - (Smooth Skin)
About this Class
will focus the techniques necessary to
create realistic looking smooth skin
texture on females and babies.
Students will learn all
about laying out a portrait to insure a
likeness, and shading the portrait to
give it dimension and realism as well as
getting that sparkle in the eyes that
really make a portrait come to
photos will be discussed in depth and
students will learn how to identify
and solve potential problems. The
class will culminate with everyone
(including me) drawing the portrait on
Your tuition also includes immediate
access to my online tutorial "Realistic
Drawing with Light, Texture, and
Contrast" in the memberís area of my
workshops usually sell out quickly so
if you're interested, register soon so
you don't miss out.
about his class?
email me at [email protected]
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