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jenniferlepore
05-28-2010, 11:58 AM
Artist Joy Thomas is back with artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) to show you how to draw a portrait using her unique 5-Minute Head Studies (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) method. This just might be the most fun you've ever had drawing, let alone drawing a portrait! With these 5-minute head studies, Joy teaches you how to internalize the process of portrait drawing from life, heightening your ability to edit your work, and honing your observation skills so that your portraits capture the essence of your subject without being caught up in the detail. After several studies to get the feel for how these work, follow along as Joy develops one into a more finished portrait.

In this preview, Joy does a toned head study, step by step—get your charcoal, paper and timers ready!
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cdmaze
06-01-2010, 02:46 PM
I just got this and I'm about 1/2 way through watching it. I love it! It breaks down the process and takes away the anxiety of starting a portrait- something that stops me all the time!! Thanks for adding this! I can't wait to finish watching- and then watch again with a pencil and paper!

jenniferlepore
06-02-2010, 09:13 AM
I just got this and I'm about 1/2 way through watching it. I love it! It breaks down the process and takes away the anxiety of starting a portrait- something that stops me all the time!! Thanks for adding this! I can't wait to finish watching- and then watch again with a pencil and paper!

Hi there,
So glad to hear you are enjoying this! Keep a lookout for Joy's next video: Drawing the Clothed Figure. It will be showing on artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) starting in mid June.

mhighton2
12-06-2011, 07:52 AM
With Joy Thomas's book, the Art of Portrait Drawing, I just did a charcoal sketch that actually looks like the subject. Thank you, Ms. Thomas, your gift really is a joy.

jenniferlepore
12-10-2011, 09:49 AM
So glad to hear this feedback! And, so glad to hear that Joy's techniques are working for you.
All best,
Jennifer

renaissancemedici
12-11-2011, 03:19 AM
Thank you for this.

jenniferlepore
12-16-2011, 04:35 PM
You are very welcome! And if you want to try your hand at drawing clothing (folds, etc.) you might like Joy's preview on this subject as well: https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-219-drawing-the-clothed-figure-with-joy-thomas.aspx