Portrait Drawing

Portrait drawing course develops the artist’s ability to represent the human figure in pictorial space. Drawings are based on observation from life and the study of old master drawings. Emphasis is placed on proportional accuracy, foreshortening and the use of form and cast shadows to achieve convincing three dimensional form.

Duration Topic
Topic 1 Head anatomy
Topic 2 Value and Mark making with charcoal
Topic 3 Rendering Part I
Topic 4 Rendering Part II
Topic 5 Planes of the head Part I
Topic 6 Planes of the head Part II
Topic 7 Planes of the head and rendering
Topic 8 Perspective
Topic 9 Features of the head
Topic 10 Fully rendered portrait
I have always aspired to be in creative arts.. I ended up being a middleware admin in the IT industry.. It is tough to stay in touch with your creative self with a hectic schedule. We also feel a bit clueless and I often wished to follow some course that would help me brush up my creativity.. The IFAA course has opened new vistas for the Indian population.. The best is the feedback we get after submission of every assignment.. It gives the feel of a realtime course.. Breaking all barriers of time and our current state in life..Pooja ma’am I think you have done a commendable job of connecting us all and creating a virtual campus for learning..
Priyanka Kutharia, 40 weeks IFAA Diploma in Fine Art

Required Art Supplies

  1. Charcoal Pencils HB, 2b, 4b, 6b
  2. Charcoal Sticks (wine or willow or any soft charcoal not compressed charcoal)
  3. Cartridge or Charcoal Sheets A2 or A3 size
  4. Kneaded Eraser – http://www.amazon.in/Cretacolor-Kneedable-Eraser-Big-Pack/dp/B00PP6N16E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468837717&sr=8-1&keywords=kneaded+eraser
  5. Stomps (optional) – http://www.amazon.in/PAPER-STUMP-SET-OF-6PC/dp/B011A0FNOQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1468837717&sr=8-3&keywords=kneaded+eraser

Teaching Method

Teaching is done through pre-recorded demo, online notes, assignment and discussion forum. Each subject consists of Topics. Each Topic is opens as you complete the earlier topic respectively. To complete a topic you need to login, watch the demo, read the notes and submit the assignment. To submit an assignment, simply take a picture or scan the homework assignment and upload it in the assignment forum for feedback. Instructors may provide your with a review with 24-48 hours.

How and who can apply?

Any one can apply and become an Artist! Students may apply online or by phone. For more information about admissions at the Academy, please fill-in the mail-me-information form available on all course pages or click here.

The International Fine Art Academy maintains an open admissions policy for all persons who wish to obtain an education in fine arts. Any one can apply for our courses. You may register, pay tuition, and apply for admission online. For Admission please fill in the admission form.

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