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Paint a portrait of Father Christmas on recycled cardboard with Liz Chaderton

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Follow Liz Chaderton as she paints a jolly portrait of Father Christmas on packaging cardboard.

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How to paint portraits with character

Kathy Barker advises on how to bring a sitter to life by focusing on shapes and values rather than detail when working in oils

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How to paint portraits in charcoal

Charcoal is a beautiful medium and very adaptable for drawing portraits – you can smudge it around or be very precise and detailed, as Kathy Barker demonstrates

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Discover the new Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 Portrait Assortment with Liz Seward

Liz Seward is thrilled with the new Caran d’Ache Luminance 6901 Portrait Assortment of 20 colours as she uses them to demonstrate a portrait.

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The many faces of Portraiture with Heather Gail Harman

Clean, controllable and expressive, pastel pencils are the obvious choice for students. Heather continues her exploration into portraiture.

David Curtis paints a portrait of The Artist editor, Sally Bulgin

David Curtis invited Sally Bulgin, editor of The Artist, to sit for him for his Patchings festival demonstration. Here he recounts how he captured the first likeness in his short session in front of an audience and cameras, followed by…

Captain Sir Tom Moore - A Lockdown Portrait by Adebanji Alade

Adebanji Alade demonstrates how he makes art in isolation by painting a portrait of the now legendary Captain Sir Tom Moore

Drawing Portraits from Photographs with David Thomas

David Thomas explains the process of drawing a portrait from photographs.

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Portrait Drawings, by W.H. Allcott, R.W.A., R.B.S.A.

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Portrait painting with Michael Gavan Duffy

Michael Gavan Duffy demonstrates a portrait of Brendan Behan in acrylics.

How to Paint Portraits in Mixed Media with David Douglas

David Douglas on painting portraits from a 2015 bonus features e-newsletter.

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