Drawing Faces - the essence of portraiture

Capturing the dynamism of the human face can be a challenge for an emerging artist. This one day workshop takes an intensive look at each component of the face and explains ways to render a realistic result. Facial proportions, features such as eyes, lips and nose, light and shade are all covered individually to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to draw a convincing face. No previous experience required – beginners welcome.

Materials List

2b , 3b  pencils , eraser  sketch block or sheet paper

Tutor: Richard Byrnes

Richard is a practising artist , having held 20 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Having  extensive teaching experience to draw upon , he is committed to teaching sound drawing and sculpture techniques in  ways that are clear and accessible. His core belief is that art should be exciting  and joyous.   Richards works are included in the National Gallery, University of NSW, Artbank, Macquarie University and various regional Gallery Collections. Richards’ public sculpture commissions can be seen in North Sydney, Marrickville and Macquarie University. He is represented by the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.