Jean Pedersons gradual glazing process keeps portraits under control. You learn to build smooth facial contours with thin, deliberate layers of transparent paint.
Jeans in-depth discussions of anatomy, lighting, and color provide all the tools youll need to capture the nuances of the human face. Youll see short, intensive demos on map drawings, managing moisture, and layering values. Jean leads invaluable lessons on contour, facial proportions, and reflected light, and she applies every bit of theory in her final painting.
Jean blends and lifts to create multiple values from a single glaze. She develops the entire face with each layer to maintain control of her values throughout the process. She rarely mixes on the palette, instead layering bright pigments to create organic neutrals on the paper. Jean caps the portrait with a contemporary opaque background.