We have 2 videos available for you to learn from home:

(A) The Bargue Drawing Course

The Bargue Drawing Course

The Bargue Drawing Course

We offer almost 3 hours of quality information, demonstration, detail discussion, illustration, tips, problem solving and more. On top of that, a few suggested exercises are available to help with the understanding of certain key concepts.

An in-class student could spend up to six-months to learn the basics of Bargue drawing. In these video lessons, the gist of the information is offered but the viewer should practice at least 4 Bargue drawings to fully appreciate the depth and breadth of what is covered here.

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome
    2. An introduction to Bargue Drawing
  2. Starting with lines
    1. Setting up for success
    2. Line quality
      1. Exercise – draw the facial features
    3. Tools and materials
  3. The silhouette
    1. The silhouette – part 1
    2. The silhouette – part 2
    3. The silhouette – part 3
      1. Exercise – study the silhouette
    4. Second pass
    5. Filling in
      1. Exercise – value scale
    6. Perfecting and clean up
  4. Rendering and finishing
    1. Rendering: Rounding and shading – part 1
    2. Rendering: Rounding and shading – part 2
    3. Finish
      1. Exercise – More Bargue plates to study from

(B) Portraiture In Oil

Portraiture In Oil

Portraiture In Oil

Portraiture drawing and oil painting

You will find two and a half hours of structured information, demonstrations, illustrations, tips, problem-solving, and more. There is a lot of information, and the video is worthy of repeated viewings. Juan walks you through the steps of preparing the reference image, setting up the tools-and-materials and discuss all the painting stages to the point of completion. The main chapters are as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Imprimatura & Transferring the Drawing
  3. Setting the Scheme or Composition
  4. Dead Color/Local Color & Setting the Palette
  5. Working Up or 1st Painting
  6. The Finish
  7. More Finish