There is nothing that compares to the joy artists feel when they’ve painted a beautiful portrait of someone special. Just imagine painting an incredible portrait of such high quality that you don’t hesitate for one moment to show it off, either giving it as a treasured gift or selling it for top dollar.
For many painters, portraits are off-limits — they can be too difficult and require a lot of time, only for the artist to be unhappy with the results. Capturing lifelike features, flesh tones, and expressions can be frustrating, and difficult to correct along the way.
There is now a way to learn portrait painting that is easier than ever and will take the mystery out of this beautiful art form. You will want to discover these secrets for yourself right away — and now you can.
Streamline Publishing is proud to releasePAINTING CLASSIC PORTRAITSwith award-winning master artist Ryan S. Brown.
Ryan is best known for his arresting portraits that capture the attention of anyone passing by.
His style and technique are unmatched.
From how he prepares his canvas…
…and mixes his paints…
…and develops his painting over several sessions…
…pushing it forward bit by bit until it’s finally complete.
But what makes Ryan rise above the rest is not just his technique…
…it’s his entire approach to portraits.
“Be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups, and incidents. Store up in the mind ... a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later.” — John Singer Sargent
You see, the way he approaches portraits is one that few artists speak about, but it’s something that can change your portrait skills overnight — whether you’re brand new to portraits or you’ve been painting them for years.
But what does that mean?
Well, according to Ryan, a portrait begins long before you ever meet your model.
It begins the second you decide you’re going to paint a portrait.
“I do a lot of different works, but the purpose behind it is the distinguishing factor.” — Ryan S. Brown
Instead, Ryan believes in starting from a concept that guides every single brushstroke you make.
This concept is the emotion you want to evoke…
…the feeling the painting creates…
…the impact it has on the viewer.
Once this is decided, you use composition, values, and colors to make the concept come to life.
And today, you’ve got an incredible opportunity to learn from the master himself.
In this masterful 13-hour video, Ryan walks you through his exact process for painting arresting portraits that convey an energy, feeling, and liveliness that seem to jump off the canvas.
Let's take a closer look at what you'll learn in this video: