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on: May 10, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
Hi, I discovered grid a couple days ago and am amazed by my proportions
achieving 'likeness'.  Should I take the drawing course anyway?
Here's a link to my blog where I kept my previous proportion style to compare to
the grid style I just learned.

(I love to draw people and want to go more into body proportions and expression drawing.)

Also, I admire watercolors and acrylics and oil paint, but I don't know which one
to concentrate on first to learn color mixing. Skin, hair and eye colors would be what I'm most interested
in painting.

Thank you for any and all advice on this direction.



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Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 03:43:43 PM
If you really want to learn portraits I suggest you look at the full portrait course (oils) It is an amazing class. Go look on the forum under that section and see everyone's progress.

Only you can decide what medium you want to use, I say try them all and see what you like.

The drawing course is truly excellent, Dennis always say, the better you draw the better you paint.  ;)
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 03:54:22 PM
Thank you Maryna for the direction to the full portrait course!
I had no clue it existed here.

I have no doubt 'The better you draw, the better you paint' are words of wisdom
by Dennis.

I'm just so happy my drawings are not so distorted by me not seeing proportions
properly anymore.  :)

>heading to the portrait course forum....



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Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 08:58:53 PM
If you go to the Paint Basket TV page, you will find the Portrait painting course listed under the replays, click the little green plus button to read the description.