$86.97Video Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
This program explores the sight-size method of drawing from a photo reference and gives insight into getting likenesses for your portrait faces as they turn from full-face to three-quarter view. It also shows how to paint a quick and easybackground that will influence the key and color scheme of the entire painting from the first strokes.
As with most of Liliedahl's videos, extensive printed materials are included so that you can paint along with her if you choose to try this method of painting and use the same references that she used to create this painting.
The pose was chosen because of the ambiguous expression on the young model's face, one you might see on a teen who is attending her first dance party and not sure if or when she will have a beau to partner with on the dance floor.
If you are trying to paint from photographs, this video will show you how to use a standard set of pre-mixed fleshtones and convert the information in the photo to something that will fit within your color scheme. The section on painting the color of the blond hair is one that you will want to see, as blond is one of the most difficult colors of hair to capture.
I am really surprised that more people have not reviewed Johnnie Liliedahl's videos. She may have been one of the best art teachers ever. I own three of her DVDs and have seen a couple of others a friend owns. They are all excellent. She presents information in an organized and systematic method. She was clearly an experienced teacher. It is rare to find an accomplished artist that has such a gift for teaching. I have used the material I learned from this video in the creation of my own figurative paintings with great success. This DVD is not only packed with her artistic knowledge, but it is reasonably priced. I highly recommend this video.