Portrait  Drawing Workshop

Subject: Smooth Skin Portraits

November 17 - 19, 2017
Austin, Texas

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[email protected]



NEW FINAL PROJECT:

Although I've offered smooth skin portrait workshops in the past, our final project will be a different subject from previous years.
My Drawing of Our Subject

About This Drawing Workshop:

In this class you will learn the techniques I use to create realistic portraits with smooth, soft skin, If you've struggled to get a realistic looking, even, skin texture, this class is for you. 

  • You will follow along with me as I demonstrate the tools and methods I use to render a nose, mouth, teeth, and hair,  as well as the realistic skin texture.
  • You will receive a copy of my drawing as well as with the reference
    photo to work from. This will help you learn how I translate and alter a photo to create a more realistic drawing.

  • You'll learn how, and why you should consider a background in your portraits.

  • Reference photos will be discussed in depth, and you will learn how to identify and solve potential problems. 
  • The class will culminate with everyone (including me) working on the same portrait of a young girl with smooth skin.
  • You are encouraged to bring examples of previous work for me to evaluate privately. These one-on-one sessions will take place at the end of class each day for those interested. 
  • You also get access to my online tutorial "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture, and Contrast" in the members area of my website.

Below is a short video where I explain some of the techniques and concepts you'll learn in class.

If you are concerned about "not being good enough" to take this class, let me assure you that you will do fine. I've had kids as young as 10 years old take my workshops with amazing results.

These portrait workshops usually sell out very quickly. One reason is that many pencil artists love to draw portraits but have trouble getting the realism they desire. If you are ready to quit struggling with trying to learn this on your own, I'd like to invite you to join me and 19 other enthusiastic students to learn to create amazingly realistic portraits.

Important Workshop Information

Workshop Location:
Residence Inn - Austin Round Rock
2505 South IH 35
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 733-2400

The hotel is offering a group rate of $120 per night. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen. There is a fitness center and an outdoor pool. 

DATE and TIME: Friday November 17 - Sunday November 19, 2017 - 9am to 4pm each day

TUITION:

  • NEW STUDENTS: $498 or $249 Deposit - Includes my Drawing Tutorial Membership Site & access to my "Realistic Drawing with Light, Texture and Contrast" video tutorial. Choose Includes Video Tutorial at checkout if you do not yet have this tutorial or have not taken a live workshop from me. 
  • PREVIOUS STUDENTS: $468 or $234 Deposit - Does not include the Realistic Drawing with Light Texture and Contrast tutorial. This is for those who have previously taken a live drawing workshop with me, or have purchased the tutorial. Please note that some previous students who do not already have the tutorial may want to purchase the other option, as the tutorial is a great review of the material covered in previous workshops.  Choose No Video Tutorial at checkout if you already have this tutorial or have taken a live workshop from me and do not want access to the tutorial.                                                

A 50% deposit will secure your spot! By choosing the 50% deposit by credit card option, the balance will be automatically charged to your credit card 30 days prior to the workshop (October 17th). If you would like to pay the balance by check or a different card, please contact me before then.

Tuition includes all materials needed to complete the project and a Contrast and Textures Pencil Kit.

Tuition payments can be made by credit card by clicking the secure shopping cart below. 

QUESTIONS? Email me at: [email protected]

Want to know a little more about what it will be like when you attend?

Watch the video below to see some of my previous students talk about their experiences in my workshop.

(Make sure you turn up your speakers)

Watch me demonstrate the techniques on the big screen.
Click to see workshop photos

Individual attention ensures students fully understand the techniques.
Click to see student drawings

All supplies are included
and yours to take home... Including my Pencil Kit and DVD!

More Previous Student Comments

"Awesome! The atmosphere of camaraderie and friendly encouragement is set by JD. What a nice guy. Plus, he knows stuff and shares whatever he knows. It's fun and informative. I want to attend more!
Joyce, TX 

"Thank you for such a great workshop! As a teacher, I've been to many workshops in a variety of media and you by far out do all of them. The pre-workshop videos were extremely helpful. I'm so glad you provided them. You are an excellent teacher and you took me to new heights. I'm confident that I can now get the "punch" my drawings needed, and I can't wait to take another workshop to learn even more. I'll definitely be promoting your workshops to my colleagues at school as well as through the Missouri Art Ed Association."
Quentin, MO

"I've always been interested in pencil drawing and really wanted to be a part of one of JD's workshops, but as a beginner, I was afraid I wasn't good enough. I'm so glad I finally did this. JD taught me more in 1 hour than I have every thought possible. He is a great teacher and a friendly critic."
Kim, OH 

"This class was exactly what I needed to take me to the next level. JD's teaching style is so encouraging for artists of any level. Everything I hoped to learn in this class was delivered. I had such a pleasant and satisfying experience. Thank You, JD Hillberry- it was great!"
Melanie, ID 

"The workshop was wonderful! Full of great information and with a light heartedness in the classroom. I loved learning the new techniques and having an opportunity to practice them with JD's personal, friendly guidance. Not only is JD's work inspiring, but also the way he engages the students and shows interest in their development as an artist."
Anne, AZ

"I had the most helpful, fun, learning experience I have ever had in my life. I have learned sooo
much it's unbelievable. I loved this workshop!"
Zeinab, TX 

"For many years, I have harbored a deep love of drawing. Due to a fear of my lack of knowledge and experience, I rarely if ever attempted to draw. I ran across JD's work on the internet and knew that I could learn so much from his workshops. Within the first 2-3 hours, I learned more than I had ever believed possible. By the end of the 4 days, it was apparent by my work how much I had learned... stuff that would have taken me years to figure out on my own!"
Maree, UT 

"This workshop was great for all skill levels and all ages. The challenge to stretch existing skills was given with clear and concise direction. JD is very articulate and does not waste words. Every sentence is gold!"
Marlene, CO 

"I appreciated that you critiqued everyone equally. Sometimes instructors focus more on the more "talented" participants. Your comments were also very specific, which is extremely helpful."
Cheryl, TX

"What I found most helpful was the individual critique of my artwork. I knew it was lacking, but didn't know what to do to make my drawings look more dimensional. I now have the knowledge and tools to make my work so much better. The class was a fantastic experience for me and it is just what I needed to take my drawing to the next level. I learned so much and your ability to joke with the class made it that much more fun. I will be returning to take more classes. It was well worth the price!
Cathy, UT

REFUND POLICY
If I cancel:
A full refund will be made if the class is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, JDH Art is not responsible for any non-refundable airfares or lodging. If minimum enrollment is not met by 20 days prior to a course, the course will be cancelled. Minimum enrollment is ten, the maximum number of students per class is 20. Many classes sell out within a week of opening registration. Therefore, early registration is highly recommended and appreciated.

If you cancel:
The deadline for a full refund, less a $50 processing fee, is 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Refund requests after the 30 days will not be honored  Cancellation must be given in writing.

*If you have signed up for the video tutorial option and you cancel, you will need to purchase the tutorial at the current price on the web in order to continue to have access to the Membership Site.

Failure to remit the balance by October 17, 2017 will result in the loss of the entire deposit.

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