Introduction to Painting the Child's Portrait in Oil, masterworks of young children.
Photography Section: Use of a camera and taking pictures of a child. Working from photo references. The challenges of a photo session with a child. Selecting the best photo reference. Materials and Methods: Oil Paints, palette, brushes other materials.
Color Theory: Mixing flesh tones in light and shadow, value and temperature, correcting mud and chalkiness and controlling wet paint.
Drawing: Setting Up the Photograph. Use of the grid and brush-sizing. Silhouette and shadow shapes.
Lit and Shadow: Establishing light and shadow patterns and importance of first color notes.
Three Value Massing: Determining values masses, composition of the painting.
Color Correction: Hitting the correct color for color, temperature and chroma without changing value.
Making It Round: Pulling edges together and "kissing the edges." Controlling terminating edges, cast shadows, cool turning edges and rim light. Painting the head in three dimensions.
Placing the Features: Placement of the features based on simplified planes of the head. Placing the eyes, nose and mouth.
Placing the Features Part 2: Refining the placing of the eyes, nose and mouth.
Correcting for Structure and Detail: Making the painting more accurate.