If you want to improve your portraiture skills then follow this Roadmap towards portrait perfection. The steps below feature much of the portrait related content in the school, and are organised in a logical order from underpainting to finishing touches, and from basic techniques and short tutorials to advanced and long courses. Please also make note that non-portrait-specific material will be useful to improve your painting techniques. The Pastel Place course has some portrait related lessons as well, which are not listed here.

The steps provided are just a suggestion for you to follow. Feel free to create your own path and pick and choose what appeals. There is no one single way to learn portraiture so do what feels right!



And Finally

You might also want to take a look at my Blog, where you’ll find a lot of articles on portraiture, ranging from oil or pastel portrait techniques, to exhibition reviews and art history.

Portraiture on Sophie’s Blog