Dru Blair: Airbrush - Portraits in Hawaii Nov 1-4, 2018

$975.00 -29%
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Now here's another reason to head to Hawaii!
Dru Blair's Honolulu Workshop! 

Workshop only $695

    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.

    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 female portrait similar to the ones 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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