Paint your Self Portrait

Paint your self portrait in this session at Inglis Academy
Take on the exciting challenge of painting your self portrait in this session at Inglis Academy.

About this session

Get to know your real self as you paint your idealised self in a ravishing self portrait!

Whether you decide to go for objective reality or a romanticised vision, the path to that expression is built on the ability to see abstracted, objective reality.

This is a two session project held over two consecutive weekends.

Session 1

  1. 12 - 2 pm: Sketch your face several times.
  2. Get the basic proportions and placement of your facial features correct.
  3. See the shapes within your eyes, nose and lips.
  4. 2 - 4 p.m: Do a sketch painting with line and tone

Session 2

  1. Add all the glorious skin colours to your painting
  2. Develop the textures of your hair and clothing

Paint your Self Portrait - a boutique art coaching session at Inglis Academy.
Basic proportions and placement of the facial features.

Paint your Self Portrait - a boutique art coaching session at Inglis Academy.
First you will sketch your face a few times, getting the basic proportions and placement of the facial features correct.

Paint your Self Portrait - a boutique art coaching session at Inglis Academy.
Then you will learn to see the actual shaped in your eyes, nose and mouth.

Paint your Self Portrait - a boutique art coaching session at Inglis Academy.
Then we will paint all of this, basically in grey, and develop the tones to create form.

Paint your Self Portrait - a boutique art coaching session at Inglis Academy.
In the second session we will add colour and texture to the skin, eyes, hair and jewellery.

Entry Requirements

What will we learn in this session?

  • 1" Brush Technique
  • Abstraction
  • Colour mixing
  • Flat Brush
  • Hard and soft edges
  • Portrait Painting
  • Round Brush
  • Skin colour
  • Skin tones
  • Texture
  • Tonal Design
  • Tonal Sketching

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Video

For some inspiration check out this BBC Celebrity Painting Challenge: Self Portrait at YouTube (the self portrait section starts at 31:28). Can we do better...?