Tips Blog — portrait deliberate practice series


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Today, I’m excited, I have got a new short documentary about  “Life Lessons from an Artist” and a step by step demo of a portrait I did without a drawing.


First, it’s all about the film, in 2012- The Life of an Artist was released, today it has has over half a million views, it has inspired many to take up sketching again and for many it has  sparked a revival of getting them back to doing what they really love to do. Seven years after, another film is here! This time it focuses in some of the lessons I have learnt over the past seven years and what I have been able to achieve. My message is clear-BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, NEVER GIVE UP and NEVER LET FAILURE drag you down. There are also tips for aspiring plein air painters and lots more, so enjoy this, get a cup of coffee, it is only 10 minutes but it will be worth every minute .

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HOTSHOT 31-Outside In painting process and My Portrait Workshop tomorrow in London.

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Hi guys,

My last post showed how I paint a portrait from one spot INSIDE the face and then gradually spread out to complete the whole piece little by little.

But the process today is called, “OUTSIDE-IN” where I block in all the major shapes from the beginning and then finish up on the inside of the face with details.

You can compare both techniques and see which one suits you best.

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HOT SHOT 27- Alla Prima Portrait Process (I)

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I am currently giving myself a very serious task of deliberately practicing Portrait painting, I plan to have 250 portraits by the end of the year.  I call this series The DELIBERATE PORTRAIT PRACTICE SERIES.

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