Drawing Emotion with Tiffany S. DaVanzo
Create a portrait of sadness, anger, surprise and happiness while learning about the anatomy behind these fundamental human emotions from certified medical illustrator and portrait artist Tiffany S. DaVanzo.
LESSON 1: SADNESS
This lesson's a tear-jerker. You'll learn about the anatomy of the eye, and Tiffany will teach you how to draw tears and glistening eyes to create a portrait of sadness.
You'll also learn a a technique for creating those post-weep mascara smudges.
Lesson length: ~46m
LESSON 2: ANGER
Anger is not only stressful to experience – it can also be stressful to draw, as it activates many facial muscles while contorting the face into a snarl. In this lesson, you'll learn about this underlying muscular activity and how to draw the way it stretches and wrinkles the skin while creating a portrait of anger.
You'll also learn about the anatomy of the hands so you can include them in your angry portraits as another symbol of fury.
Lesson length: ~41m
LESSON 3: SURPRISE!
The look of surprise opens up the face as the jaw drops down and eyes open wide. In this lesson, you'll learn about the underlying anatomy and how to draw the face when it is in shock, complete with parted, toothy mouth and elevated eyebrows.
Lesson length: ~44m
LESSON 4: HAPPINESS
Happiness is a joy to feel, but it can be tricky to draw. In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a happy portrait, complete with genuine smile, while learning about the anatomy that makes some smiles look heartfelt and others fake.
Lesson length: ~50m
Tiffany will host a live video Q&A at 12 pm EST on Wednesday, May 8, to answer your questions about the class. Don't worry if you can't attend the live Q&A: you will get access to a recording immediately after it's over.
What tools do I need to take this class?
This class does not have any required materials, as you can apply the lessons to any medium. That said, here are the materials that Tiffany uses in the videos:
- Hand mirror (so you can look at your own facial expressions for reference)
- Drawing, mixed media or watercolor paper
- Variety of graphite pencils, water soluble graphite pencils, charcoal, pastels
- Eraser, opaque white for highlights
- Procreate, Photoshop or another drawing app that has layers
If you are using digital tools, then you will want a drawing app that has layers (Procreate, Photoshop, etc.) and a hand mirror.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, including a recording of the live Q&A, so you can go at your own pace.
What skill level do I need for this class?
Beginner to intermediate.
Do I get lifetime access to the class?
Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL class content.
What is your refund policy?
You can get a full refund anytime before the full class comes out on Sunday, April 21.
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