Portrait Drawing Live

(9 customer reviews)



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Enrollment grants access to all 8 Sunday class sessions live on Zoom, weekly class replay videos, and an exclusive area on our website featuring a discussion forum and photo gallery where students can ask questions and share their progress throughout the week.

9 reviews for Portrait Drawing Live

  1. Wenhwa (verified owner)

    I had an amazing experience. The weekly streaming instruction (via Zoom) was recorded, I could download, review the lesson then worked on the drawing after class. The streaming instruction screen has three views; photo of the model, close-up of area the teacher was working on and the anatomy “topography” of model’s face. The instructions on the anatomy really helped me understood how to properly draw the face using a photo reference. The weekly critique was valuable, Dave and Mindy devised effective methods to give feedback online. It was clear how much efforts and thoughts went into preparing for this class and I look forward to taking more classes with them again.

  2. Alice Downs (verified owner)

    To be able to see each pencil line and brush stroke is invaluable. And the individual critique sessions made all the difference because I could ask specific questions and see my mistakes through David’s and Mindy’s kind eyes. This class gave me so much more confidence.

  3. Jim Stroup (verified owner)

    This live-streamed course was a terrific addition to the collection of recorded on-line courses offered by Vitruvian Studio. The detailed and direct approach to representational realism used here is supremely satisfying and ingrains both deep understanding and technique in the student. Starting from the Basic Drawing course barely 6 months ago, through the just-completed live-streamed portrait drawing course, I have developed from hardly being able to read my own handwriting (really) to producing portraits of family members that astound both me and them. Moreover, with every bit of progress I manage, I am able to see not only how much more I still have to learn, but how to proceed to learn and master it. The system and method courses can’t touch this aspect of the benefit of Vitruvian Studio courses. A particular asset in the design of these courses is the critique option. This is available to some extent in the recorded online courses, but has been incorporated as a regular option in the live-streaming courses. It is hard to overstate how valuable is the ability to have a weekly live meeting with David and Melinda. Both are astonishingly talented masters in their work as well as supremely gifted instructors, developing courses that uncannily and comprehensively hit all the points and issues so needed by beginners in drawing like me. This ability comes to personalized life for all of us in the critiques. With a natural aspiration to encourage as well as develop each student, they bring a rare and refreshing combination of graceful encouragement and respectful frankness to these sessions which adds an incalculably valuable enhancement to the instruction. It’s the difference between reading an excellent book that you believe has taught you incredible ideas and skills, and sitting down with the author who then guides you personally to new insights and perspectives that you could not have imagined or perceived on your own. Take the critiques.
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  4. Leifi Ames (verified owner)

    I have taken several classes through Vitruvian, but the live streaming class has been my favorite because I feel like I have learned the most. Both David and Melinda are very talented teachers and amazing artists. It is mesmerizing to see them work. The live streaming critiques are incredibly helpful because both of them are very patient, supportive and very down to earth. I am looking forward to the next class. Hope to see you there!

  5. Camila Marrero Torres (verified owner)

    The first and only thing that comes to mind is to get ready to learn and improve FAST. I initially decided to invest in courses instead of trying to teach myself because I’m in a time crunch in terms of getting ready to apply to graduate school and simply didn’t have the time or discipline to attempt to teach myself. I ended up choosing this course specifically because it was the only one that felt like it would be the closest to an actual class setting. I’m so happy I did!!! If I decided to just try and teach myself, or even take a different course, I don’t think I would have improved as fast as I did, or maybe even at all. The way the teachers, David and Melinda, explained everything just immediately made sense and I found myself understanding concepts I completely didn’t understand a week prior. The individual critiques were also very helpful and encouraging. It was set to be a Portrait class but I learned things ranging from what materials to use, tones, and anatomy, all of which I’m sure are going to help in any kind of drawing I attempt going forward. As a final testament to how happy I am with my results from this first class: I’m already signed up to two more! (Drawing Basics and Figure Drawing, with plans of also signing up for the Anatomy of the Face drawing once I’m done with one of them!)

  6. Peter Godfrey (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their portrait drawing skills. David and Melinda are excellent teachers and I would recommend that you sign up for the critiques because these are invaluable. I have taken several classes over the internet and this was by far the best.

  7. susan vaughan (verified owner)

    An excellent class. Thoughtfully laid out with manageable suggestions for each week’s work. Particularly good to have same subject with 2 different interpretations and great to hear differing techniques from two professional artists.

  8. susan vaughan (verified owner)

    Add this to what I wrote before – having a recording of your critique to review at your leisure is a huge plus. Genius!

  9. Laura Perlman (verified owner)

    This seems too formal so I’d rather just say what I want to say if that’s okay with you. I really enjoyed your class. I like very much that it was taught by the two of you. You are funny together. I know that has nothing to do with art but it sets the stage for an enjoyable and relaxing day of learning. You impart so much important information during each class that I think keeping a relaxed atmosphere is important. You banter back and forth like me and my husband do. It makes me feel very at home. Plus, two amazing heads full of knowledge is way better than one. You both clearly enjoy teaching, it shows, and you’re good at it. You are also both fabulous artists and you are humble about it. You are happy to answer any and all questions we have. I wish I could actually take a live class with you, but as I live across the country, that couldn’t happen with or without a pandemic. I have learned so much in this class and can’t wait to keep learning more and more. Now my husband wants me to do a portrait of him. See what you started. Lol

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