Painting Portraits with Sargent Brushes

Painting Portraits with Sargent Brushes

This tutorial demonstrates 2 different techniques for painting portraits with the Sargent brushes. The first technique is more abstract and focuses on shapes and color values using the Sargent brush. The second technique is more refined, using the Blocky Background brush and working in black and white. You will learn about the different intents of portraiture and directions you can take in painting complex subjects.

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Portrait Reference Image 1 (JPG, 564 KB)

By Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr – Agência Brasil [1], CC BY 3.0 br,

Portrait Reference Image 2 (JPG, 1.84 MB)

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Comments (2)

  • Raymond K Caraway Reply

    Thorough and simple to understand.

    August 4, 2021 at 9:03 pm
  • Raymond K Caraway Reply

    Through and simple to understand.

    July 30, 2021 at 6:21 pm

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