Photo-Realism Portraiture 7 – Dave Duffy
October 6 - October 8| €360
Artist: Dave Duffy
Course Date: 6th-8th October 2023
Medium: Coloured Pencils
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Beginners – Advanced
Course Cost: €360
Dave comes from Enniscorthy, County Wexford and has gained critical acclaim worldwide for his hyper-realistic portraits & online viral videos. Dave has portrayed Irish legends Paul O’Connell, Katie Taylor, actress Claire Skinner and Olympian Dame Mary Peters, among many others. Most recently he was invited by Sky Arts to bring his unusual method to their acclaimed show “Portrait Artist Of The Year”. Dave has been featured in countless publications such as Coloured Pencil Magazine (USA) and JOE.ie
Dave works in a variety of traditional media from oils to street art but will be using his trademark “colour layering” technique for this workshop, a technique invented and perfected by Dave over the years which creates complex colours and a hyper-realistic skin-tone effect ideal for portraiture but very useful across all subjects and many different media.
This course focuses on creating a photo-realistic human face. Pre-sketched faces will be supplied for participants with little drawing experience to enable them to focus on developing the colouring techniques without being hindered by any lack of life-drawing ability.
This course is suited to artists of all ages and skill levels as Dave takes great care to spend time with each student individually where needed.
* The course takes place in Artform modern ligh-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm on the subsequent days. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).