Portrait Painting Essentials
Dimitra and Elli Milan are a dynamic mother daughter team who teach this course. Dimitra is a celebrated professional artist from the age of 15 and Elli is the founder of Milan Art Institute and established professional artist of 22 years.
They will teach you foundational principles of portrait drawing and two distinctly different techniques for painting the portrait in oil. This course will give you incredible confidence and the ability for mastery of the portrait. With your new found confidence and skill you will be ready to express your artistic voice with the portrait.
Structure of the course:
- Lesson 1 – Drawing Facial Proportions
- Lesson 2 – Drawing Portrait Profile
- Lesson 3 – Charcoal Portrait Drawing from Life
- Lesson 4 – Painting Portrait in Acrylics & Oil
- Lesson 5 – 8 Brush Stroke Oil Portrait
The videos are 25 minutes each. They include 2 drawing projects and 2 separate painting projects which will take the student between 6 and 8 hours to complete each project.
What you get:
- 5 Complete video lessons
- Step-by-step instruction
- FREE reference photos
- Life time access, learn at your own pace
- Join the artist community (private Facebook page)
FAQ answered below
“How do I know this school is reputable?”
Milan Art Institute has been teaching hundreds of students for the last 8 years from all over the world. The Milans are professional established artists who have been selling their work for over 22 years. Visit MAI website and Facebook page to read reviews from students and see their artwork and growth from the classes at MAI.
“I have no experience with oil painting or drawing. Are these videos for me?”
This video series works best for people who have already taken the basic drawing video, “How to Draw in 15 Minutes” and our “Oil Painting Essentials” courses. This Portrait Painting Essentials covers both drawing and painting and is an incredible follow up to our other courses.
“I have been painting for years, are these classes too basic?”
They are taught by professional artists and are technique driven. The techniques are unique and innovative, but also derived from classical training from the old masters. Elli and Dimitra teach a revolutionary color theory process with color temperature that will give you greater depth in your paintings than you’ve experienced ever before.
“What supplies will I need?”
- Oil paints, various colors both opaque & transparent
- Brushes: small, medium & large brushes
- Glazing medium (Galkyd or Liquin)
- Solvent to clean brushes
- Graphite pencils
Also you will receive a full detailed list of every material you’ll need when you purchase the course.
“What do I do if I don’t have enough art supplies?”
It is not necessary to have every supply, but you can pick up the few supplies you need from most art supply stores. We also sell art supply kits on our website, where value and quality were hand chosen by Dimitra and Elli.
You can pull off this technique with minimal amounts of supplies, but the more you have the better the outcome.
“I don’t have too much time now, can I access the information later?”
If you purchase a course you will have lifetime access to it.
Start your journey with portrait painting!
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 66
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes