Jove Wang: Essential Drawing Skills

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Video Length: 222 minutes, 1 disc

 

Jove Wang is a master artist in every sense of the term.

He started his apprenticeship at just 7 years old (they do things a little differently in China!), and by the time he was 18, Jove had already put in more hours drawing and painting than most others do in their entire lives!

He then went on to study at the prestigious Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, where he refined his technique under rigorous Russian-style art training methods.

 


Eventually Jove immigrated to the United States to make his mark in the art world ... and it wasn’t long before his hard work and talent skyrocketed him to national acclaim.

Now Jove Wang’s work is in high demand with collectors and galleries all over the world — from the Pasadena Museum of Art to the Santo Quattro Coronati Basilica in Rome!

Some masters live their lives to create, display, and sell their work, but Jove chooses to give back to the art community by teaching workshops in art schools and studios in the United States and abroad.

Experts Agree That Jove Wang’s Teaching Style Is Tremendously Effective


There’s no fluff or filler when you study with Jove Wang — just highly focused demonstrations coupled with his unique insights into the craft.

If you can attend one of his workshops, then you absolutely should because you’ll come away with techniques that will help you achieve serious growth as an artist. But...

Jove’s workshops aren’t cheap!
 

In fact, you can expect to pay anywhere from $900 to $2,500 to train with Jove in one of his workshops, and that’s not including the cost of transportation and hotels.

But what if you could learn from Jove Wang without spending thousands of dollars or traveling to one of his workshops in California, Spain, or Italy?

Now you can!


 
 You’ll learn:

  • The exact tools Jove uses and how he prepares them before he begins to draw
  • The correct way to find your perspective lines. Yes, perspective in portraits — something few artists understand how to do
  • The pencil strokes to use when you’re creating the outline of your subject
  • How to bring out the contours of the face, cheekbones, and forehead using shadows
  • How to use your eraser to soften and adjust features as you move through each stage of your composition
  • How to use subtle “expressive” lines to bring facial expressions to life
  • Which pencils you should be using (and at what stages of your drawing you should be using them)
  • How to search for movement and use straight lines to create a sense of rhythm in your work
  • Working with value — what this means and how to do it correctly when drawing a lifelike portrait
  • The ONE book Jove says you should have by your side if you want to learn how to create realistic and expressive drawings
  • What to focus on during the final stages of your drawing — including how and when to soften areas (and when you should make others sharp, crisp, and more defined)
  • How to examine the overall design and value of your work to create an emotional impact that aligns with your personal sense of expression
  • What to do if you feel like you lose your rhythm mid-drawing
  • How Jove infuses a sense of “soul” into his drawings and how you can do the same
  • Common “deadly” mistakes that rob your drawing of life and how to avoid them
  • Five diagrams that illustrate the basic principles of drawing the head and face
  • Understanding the importance of bone points and muscle insertion points on the skull and face
  • What you should know about the different angles and parallel lines of the face
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes people make when drawing
  • The fascinating reason Jove prefers to use charcoal for female models
  • What type of lines you should use when drawing male subjects
  • How to go from the “inside” to the “outside” — what this means and how it can make a world of difference to your work
  • What you MUST know about structural lines and planes
  • The beautiful and irrational aspects of the learning and creative process
  • How to show expression using texture
  • How to “sculpt” your drawing using your vision and your emotions

...and much, much more!

 

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