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In this painting tutorial series, expert painter Alexander Shundi explains step by step how to paint a portrait.
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Hello, I’m Alexander Shundi, welcome to my studio. Today I’m gonna show you how to paint a portrait. I’m gonna be using very basic materials: a canvass, some oil paint, and some brushes. Today we’re gonna be working from a live model, who’ll you see here behind me. I must prefer working from a live model than working from a photograph. A photograph flattens out the image where as when you’re in front of a real person, you can feel the person, you can see the person from different positions, it’s much better that way. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve been making art and teaching for over 40 years. I’ve taught in many different art schools in universities as well as private studios. And I’ve received classical training at the Berg Academy in Milan, Italy, which is where I came from originally, and at Yale University. I’ve shown widely, both here and in Europe, in museums and galleries. So now, I would like to go on to the next clip and show you how to pose a model.