Drawing Features in Charcoal with Travis Wilson


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Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. Demos will be available to watch on this platform 2 weeks after the final lesson.

Date : 14 Sep – 12 Oct

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Wednesday

Level :  All Level Welcome

In this class we will learn how to draw each feature of the head. The focus will be place primarily on two things: Construction and Rendering.
This will be a great class for those who want to learn how to shade their drawings better as starting to shade simpler forms such as and eye or nose can help to introduce the basic concepts behind making something look realistic. Even though a big part of the class is about rendering, focusing on learning the basic forms that comprise each feature and the general form is incredibly important as well. I hope to see you in Head Drawing, Features!

Week 1: Eyes
Week 2: Nose
Week 3: Lips
Week 4: Ears
Week 5: Hair


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Travis Wilson

Travis Wilson moved to California to attend Watts Atelier at the beginning of 2018. For the past five years he has worked towards his goal of teaching and working as a professional artist. On top of being a student and now a teacher, Travis also assists in running the behind the scenes of the Atelier. Finding much interest in design and sketching, Travis seeks to help others learn about how to bridge the gap between academics and creativity.

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Class Type

Full Participation, Audit