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How to start a portrait – portrait painting by Ben Lustenhouwer

A great portrait painting starts with a great sketch. Do this wrong, and the portrait will look like a different person. In this video, you learn how to measure and sketch to form the perfect basis.

Portrait painter Ben Lustenhouwer demonstrates his sketching process. This is not just freehand artistry: measuring is involved to achieve accurate dimensions. That ensures that the end result actually looks like the subject you draw.

He then uses charcoal and paint to create a base on which he can build. Follow his sketching an painting techniques to dramatically improve your own portraits.

Portrait painting with Ben Lustenhouwer
Ben Lustenhouwer is an internationally known portrait painter. In this video series, he shows you his secrets to creating lively, bright portraits. He does this by demonstrating four different paintings: one of a young boy, one of a young girl, one of a young lady and one of a mature friend.

For each painting, there are two types of videos. In one video, the whole painting process is demonstrated in full, allowing you to get a feel of how you can approach this yourself. In the second video, Ben zooms in on a specific aspect of portrait painting. He provides clear explanations, so you will be able to apply his techniques in your own portraits.

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