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Hints, advice and teaching videos from Jo Pickering, Tutor at The Bridge, about portrait painting.
Jo Pickering (Tutor of Portrait Drawing & Painting class)
Jo is kindly providing teaching videos with advice, hints and techniques relating to portrait painting for you to follow at home.
Please feel free to refer to them as many times as you wish whether this is your first try at portrait painting or if you are just learning new ideas and techniques to add to ones you already have.
As videos become available over the coming weeks they will be added to The Bridge You Tube Channel and the links to them will be added here:-
Tips and Techniques for Portrait Drawing & Painting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY3GVTdr3_0
How to set up a grid for a portrait - https://youtu.be/EB5WGDtCtYo
Watercolour portraits hints and tips - https://youtu.be/1Da9FY87jNU
Jo posts videos on her own You Tube Channel as well:-
How to grid a drawing and get it onto canvas accurately - https://youtu.be/P3EVAX2yYME
Final gridded drawing - https://youtu.be/NtJD9Hpel3M
Jo, and all of us at The Bridge, would love to see photos of what you produce at home. Please share these on The Bridge Facebook page which is at:-
Or on Jo's own Facebook page at:-
Or email them to us at:-
and we will put them on this website.
If you have any questions for Jo you can also leave those on the Facebook pages.
Alternatively you can email Jo at:-
Jo also creates complete kits designed mainly for adults to use. Each kit contains everything needed to produce a complete painting, materials, paints, brushes, etc. More information can be found at:-
Please note that the videos are copyright to Jo Pickering. Please feel free to view them for your own personal use or share the link to this page with others for their personal use. Copying the videos, reposting the videos or making any use of the videos or the content in whole or in part for any other purposes, whether paid for or not, is not permitted.
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