1 HOUR 7 MINUTES
Francis Vallejo guides you through understanding the Reilly Method and how you can use it to easily create realistic faces.
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Ringling College graduate, Francis Vallejo, is an artist and illustrator with over 10 years’ experience. He’s an assistant professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and recently completed a picture book on Harlem Jazz published by Candlewick Press. His video courses help explain fundamental and advanced art skills in a fun, easy-to-follow style, and are packed with useful resources and study guides.
6 VIDEO LESSONS
Learn how to draw faces using the Reilly method – the ‘go to’ formula for generations of professional artists and illustrators.
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Course Lesson Plan
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Module 1: Introduction and Anatomy of the Face
Start learning about the anatomy of the face and why understanding a few basic principles can help you make real improvements in your drawings.
Module 2: Drawing the Neck
Drawing the neck is an essential part of drawing faces, but it's often overlooked in tutorials. Not here! Learn some simple techniques that will help you get the results you've been looking for in your drawings.
Module 3: Rhythms of the Face (the Reilly method)
The Frank Reilly method is one of the most effective ways of learning how to draw faces. It's a simple, effective formula that's been passed down through generations of artists and illustrators to help them understand facial anatomy. See how it can work for you, too.
Module 4: Planes of the Face (the Mike Mignola method)
As if creating Hellboy wasn't enough, artist Mike Mignola also developed a pretty awesome method for understanding and drawing the planes of the face. See how this using this method can dramatically improve your own drawings and paintings.
Module 5: Lighting the Face for Added Realism
If you're learning about drawing faces, you'll also want to learn how to light them for added realism. This final module shows you 6 highly effective lighting set-ups which you can easily incorporate into your own work.