Is Realistic Shading a Mystery to You?

Have you ever seen a beautiful drawing or painting and wondered: “How did they do that?”.

Many great artists develop their techniques over many, many years. Most of them can’t or won’t share their best secrets. Either because of ego or because of a lack of communication skills.

In this new online class, I will reveal to you my best portrait shading secrets:

Is This the Right Class for Me?

In this class you will discover the same charcoal and graphite shading techniques I use everyday to draw movie posters for Hollywood films and portrait commissions for clients and collectors. You don't have to be a movie poster artist to benefit from these secrets. This class is perfect for:

✔ Artists and students who want to start or improve their charcoal and graphite renderings

Experienced artists who want to improve the quality of their work

Illustrators and designers who want a more realistic style and look

✔ Passionate hobbyists who wants to achieve personal mastery in portrait drawing

If this sounds like you, then Portrait Shading Secrets is the right class for you!

Ready to Unlock Your Portrait Shading Mastery?

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What You Will Learn

Step by Step Process

A simple, clear and repeatable process is a key to success and consistent results. Discover the same shading system I use everyday for clients and customers in my over 20 year career as a professional artist.

Materials Mastery

Take control of your charcoal and graphite tools. Discover simple techniques and methods to create exactly the tones and marks you want to create.

Problem Solving Strategies

Do your charcoal or graphite renderings get out of control? Discover simple ways to fine-tune and finish your drawing without losing control or your sanity!

Class Outline

Part 1: The Value of Good Shading Techniques

Part 2: How To Use the Techniques

  1. Recommended Materials
  2. The Trinity Method of Shading
  3. My Go-to Techniques

Part 3: Process and Demonstration

  1. How to Start
  2. Maintaining Control of the Process
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Charcoal Demonstration
  5. Graphite Demonstration

About the Instructor

Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long Artist with over 20 years of professional experience. His work can be seen in hit movies, TV shows and video games. His most notable projects and clients include Lord of the RingsDeadpool 2, Shaft, Luke Cage, MarvelDisney and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Along with his professional experience, Chris is a popular and admired author and instructor. He has taught at some of the most prestigious art schools in the world including Gnomon and the New Masters Academy. His two recent drawing instruction books, published by Rockport, are available worldwide in multiple languages.

His clear and elegant communication style combined with his passion for teaching and helping serious and dedicated students has allowed his students and mentees to reach new levels in their artwork and careers. Several of Chris’ former students have gone on to work professionally in entertainment, video games and comics.

For more artwork, visit Chris' Instagram @draw.withchris.

See below for a sample of Chris' work...

Process Demonstration

Ready to Unlock Your Portrait Shading Mastery?

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Frequently Asked Questions

> I can't make the live class, can I watch the replay?

Yes. The class will be recorded and replay will be available for immediate viewing.

> How long will I have access to the class?

All enrolled students will have lifetime access to all videos, lessons and all class materials such as handouts and references.

> I’m a beginner at drawing, should I take the class?

Since this class will cover advanced topics like light and shadow and drawing techniques, at lease an intermediate level of head and portrait drawing experience is recommended.

> Can you mentor me?

Yes. If you are serious about improving your skills and career and want to be personally guided by me every week, there are mentorship options available.

> Do you offer a money back guarantee?

Yes. Full refund, no questions asked.