This demonstration explains the many secrets of Leffel's painting techniques, including the subtle use of brilliant color and achievement of an "impasto" quality of the highlights. Leffel talks about the setup, planes of the face begin to appear, each brush stroke direction creating apparent movement of the muscles around the face. Throughout the demonstration, the painter explains step-by-step exactly what he is doing and affords special insights into his techniques which are so extraordinary.
Part 1 In-depth look at the head and face.John explores and explains the relationship of the face to the head and the positioning of our features.After learning to master the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, you'll be shown how to bring them all together in a head and shoulders portrait. To make your drawing really look like the subject though, you'll need to capture their expression and character, and John doesn't leave this to chance as he describes the principles you need to follow. Part 2 John demonstrates seated, reclining and standing portraits by drawing form life. Part 3 John demonstrates varied tones of skin and hair will help you to capture the natural look.