Portrait Painting by Adam James Butcher
In this course, Adam takes you step-by-step through the entire process of creating a portrait painting using app Procreate.
Lesson 1: Welcome to part one of this series on portrait painting using the Procreate application. In this first session, he’ll share with you how to effectively use our mobile device to quickly capture a strong image for you to work from and how set up your digital canvas.
Lesson 2: In part two of this series I’ll be showing you how I create the background in preparation for painting in the basic underlying dark tones. These tonal qualities are important in creating the skeleton in which the rest of the painting flows.
Lesson 3: In part three of this series he’ll be adding the mid tones and focussing on creating a strong sense of form. The ability to keep it simple, bold and expressive at this stage holds the key to how he achieve the energy, that in his opinion, defines a powerful portrait.
Lesson 4: In part four of this series he’ll be showing you how he adds the final highlights in the portrait to achieve the illusion of three dimensions. These bright and often fluorescent tones help pull together and solidify the rest of the painting.
Lesson 5: In part five of this series we’ll be exploring simple techniques used to help emphasize those areas of the face that will capture the attention of the viewer and become the main focus of the composition. To complete the portrait, he’ll explain and demonstrate how to finish the background without loosing the impact in the face.