Dru Blair: Airbrush - Portraits in Hawaii Dec 19-22, 2019

Now here's another reason to head to Hawaii!
Dru Blair's 2nd Honolulu Workshop! Dec 19-22, 2019

Tuition for this Workshop only $595

    Although portrait painting may seem formidable, this workshop is non-intimidating with both the novice and veteran artist in mind! While you don't need to be highly skilled with the airbrush you do need to have a firm grasp of the basics.

    Here is our class project. In this 4-day workshop, Dru Blair will teach you the techniques of painting realistic skin tones, hair, lips, eyes, backgrounds and many other attributes that make up a well-executed realism portrait painting.

    Class is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • You will create a portrait similar to the one portrayed, and bring it to completion, or at least near-completion.
    • Over 30 hours of instruction and studio time over 4 days
    • You will learn to quickly match skin, hair, and eye colors with extreme accuracy and precision
    • You will learn to mix and match colors perfectly through our Color Theory
    • You will leave a better artist than when you arrived. Guaranteed!


    What you will learn

    • How to create skin texture
    • How to match color....perfectly
    • What is Buffered Contrast Reduction, and how to use it
    • How to discern problems in your paintings that might otherwise have gone unnoticed
    • How to develop observation techniques to expand your visual discrimination
    • How to make hair look real
    • Rendering facial details such as skin texture, hair, lips, and eyes with accuracy
    • Split paper/frisket techniques
    • Different types of shields and when to use them
    • Why value matters
    • When to use the bounce method
    • 3 eraser techniques that will make a difference in your art
    • discerning and managing edges and transitions
    • Frisket vs paper
    • Transferring your image
    • 5 masking techniques that work
    • When and where detail matters most
    • How to survive catastrophic errors
    • Opaque or Transparent? How to chose
    • A simple household product that can enhance your painting
    • Understanding simultaneous contrast and the role it plays in your paintings

    Blackcat Tattoo
    1111 Nuuanu Ave
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    Host:  Richie at rluceroink@gmail.com

    Suggested Accommodations (not included with tuition)

    Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
    1088 Bishop St, Honolulu, Oahu 96813, US


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    We are so sure that we offer the best airbrush course in the world that we are willing to offer you tuition money back if you don't notice an immediate improvement in your art, and in the way you see the world after taking this course.

    Questions? Call 803-635-8030

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