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Pencil Portrait Drawing and Shading

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:00AM - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 5:30PM
The Gene Box
Rs 7599
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Indigo Mustard Art Project collaborates with established master artists with a vision to help grown-ups learn the art the right way - offline, at ease and in the company of like-minded people. This time we invite you to take your pencil portrait skills a notch higher. 

Creating striking pencil portraits doesn't require talent and interest alone, it also requires the right technical knowledge and lots of practice. Ability to correctly handle the humble PENCIL is the most basic skill required when you are interested in portraiture. The technical knowledge is critical as well, which includes understanding the various types of pencils and their usage, the different types of paper and knowing which paper pairs well with which pencils. An appreciation is also needed on the impact of the environment on it. There are many different techniques of shading/rendering as well which can be used to recreate the feeling of depth (which is nothing but a play of light and shadow).

It all begins with the right guidance though, for which we are once again roping in a much sought after artist and teacher - Mr. Manoj Sakale. Manoj holds a Diploma in Art Education from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune and has won numerous awards in his career. His workshops are sought after by art lovers and art students alike because of his passion to teach the right way. He conducts his workshops in a manner that focuses on the student's learning rather than simply celebrating his artistic brilliance. He has conducted many demos and workshops including at the J J School of Arts, the Art Society of India, SNDT, Sanskar Bharti Mumbai and Pune to name a few.


- Basic principles of portrait sketching and sketching in proportion

- LIVE MODEL sketching practice for all participants in the class

- Understanding different pencil lead weights and what each one is best for

- Understanding light and shadow and how to create depth with different methods of rendering/shading

- How to simplify facial features or any object to make drawing easier

- Different types of hatching, cross-hatching and line strokes

- Create different tones in pencil sketching

- CERTIFICATE of participation

SUITABLE FOR: Anyone (age 16+ years ) from absolute beginners to experienced artists who have been attempting portraiture and want to learn or master traditional drawing technique are welcome to join the workshop. Basic pencil drawing skills are also useful for anyone interested in or working in the creative fields of animation or digital art or design.

ART MATERIALS: Participants will be provided with all material required for use in the workshop - Cartridge paper, Drawing Pencils, non-dust erasers, and other supporting tools. 

VENUE: Comfort of the participants is just as important to us to ensure everyone can focus on the learning. Our venue is an air-conditioned space with ample comfortable seating, bright lights, and clean washrooms. 

FOOD: Lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments will be provided on both days. 

TIMING: 10 am to 5.30 PM on both days 27th and 28th July 2019.

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The Gene Box 302 Omega House, Third Floor, Chemtex Lane, Hiranandani Gardens, Sainath Nagar, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
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