Teaching portrait classes online without a life model can be frustrating. Here are some examples of demos realized during last year teaching activity. A good photo reference can help you practice.
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Jeff Bridges is a monochrome exercise in order to achieve confidence on tonal values, focusing on light and shadows, that is ultimately the process I use when I paint.
Painting Basquiat is a challenge, I tried to introduce more references here in order to capture a very natural pose and a sense of his own creative vision.