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Drawing the Portrait

with Anthony Ryder

By Anthony Ryder

Format: DVD

SKU# U0591

Anthony Ryder Is the principle instructor at the Ryder Studio School and began his teaching career at the New York Academy of Art in 1985. He has also taught at the Art Students League among other esteemed institutions. This progressive 2 - disc DVD set guides you through eleven chapters that demonstrate how to draw the portrait from life. Ryder is one of today's most accomplished portrait painters, possessing an unparalleled knack for teaching while drawing and observing from life. Anthony Ryder will show you how to think about achieving accuracy in the likeness of a portrait. You'll learn formatting of your drawing and subtle modifications from the very start to the conclusion of a portrait. Watch and listen as Anthony Ryder shows you how to always keep focused on the important procedures of observing and refining until you reach your finished stage of a drawing. Federico Castelluccio Introduces Anthony Ryder and Geoffrey Holder delivers an impassioned foreword to this exceptional tutorial on how to draw the portrait because both men believe in the strength of this video as an educational tool to achieve a higher level of skill in drawing from life.

*A Complete Video Course* on Anthony Ryder's Personal Techniques for Drawing the Portrait from life. *2- DVD Set*
Learn Anthony Ryder's Methods on The Envelope & Block-in and More
Tools of the Trade: What you'll need on basic drawing tools
Introduction by Federico Castelluccio

SKU U0591
Author/Speaker/Editor Anthony Ryder
File/Trim Size 5 x 7
Format DVD

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Not a good value Review by Mark

First of all, let me say I have nothing but the highest praise for Mr. Ryder's work. His talent is amazing. But....I have to agree with the reviewer that gave this DVD set 2 stars. I bought it after I purchased Mr. Ryder's book. The book is great, his website has some wonderful examples of his work, but this DVD set just isn't worth the money. The camera work is terrible. Mr. Ryder's meandering commentary is annoying at best, and almost unbearable at its worst. He rambles on for minutes at a time searching for the right word, never quite getting his ideas across. It would have been better if he had narrated over the video, rather than trying to explain his thoughts on the fly. It is interesting to see his technique "live", but it could have been edited down to one disc. Also, there are several points in the DVD where the video display breaks down into pixalated images.

All in all, at full price or even at this "sale" price, the value just isn't there. Stick to the book - that's a good investment.

(Posted on 1/3/2013)

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Review by kbm

To the bad review by Greg, he should try and get a refund on his brain too! In spite of Greg's bad review I purchased this DVD based on Tony Ryder's reputation. I'm only 2/3 the way thru the first DVD and love the insightful information Tony provides during the demonstration. The camera work could be a little better. But the philosophical commentary on portrait drawing from Tony is as good as it gets!
Thank You, Tony Ryder

(Posted on 10/14/2012)

It's educational and informative Review by New Artist

I am new to the fine art world. And I found that his techniques are outlined in his own voice so I could interpret them as well. I was able to learn many basic, as well as advanced techniques so that I had a better understanding of "how" this is done.

I consider this a great purchase for my educational library, one that I can refer to anytime I need to.

(Posted on 9/17/2012)

the worst video Review by Greg

This video was the worst video I have seen in years. His book was very educational and when I saw this video with the claim " A Complete Video Course" I thought that he would go over his book in more detail. However, I was wrong. For the section on Line Drawing the drawing was already drawn so he didn't go into how he does it. He skip over the stages of the block-in but, he did demonstrate the envelope.
So if you want the "Complete Course'' get his book, it cost less and has more information. I have returned this video for a refund.

I gave this video 2 starts one for each disk.

(Posted on 6/30/2012)

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