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Riso Chan

Portrait: Being true to your nature

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    Riso Chan

    Riso Chan is revealing struggles and joy in portraits.

    Connected with yourself and your true nature through portraits. We will take a look at the narrative that simple things such as line and color can convey in a painting, and use them to our advantage to create art where you can feel identified. We will focus on developing your own visual language, as well as enhancing it with technical knowledge.

    10 lessons (2 h 4 min)

    1 exercises


    Riso Chan: Classes, Exercises, Feedback & Feed starting from €165.00

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    Lessons

    Class Intro

    15 min

    What is the True Self Nature?

    Learn how to express yourself and your inner world through portraits. We will take a look at the narrative that simple things such as line and color can convey in a painting, and use them to our advantage to create art where you can feel identified. We will...more

    2 Lesson Attachments

    Understanding the True Self Nature

    Find the courage to get to know the conditioned parts of yourself that constrain you and get you stuck. Be gentle. There’s no need to judge it or shame it; all these parts of yourself are welcome, and all is okay when held with compassion and patience. Let's...more

    Start a portrait: Technique

    28 min

    Planning and the first step

    Before you go out and buy all your new art supplies and start throwing paint onto the canvas, you should consider why exactly you want to take up painting and what you want to get out of it.

    2 Lesson Attachments

    Materials

    If you want to get started with painting, here is the low-down on all the artist supplies you will need! From paints to brushes and canvas, this page covers it all.

    Hands-on

    1 h 22 min

    Approaching the blank canvas

    From getting started with an idea to overcoming the fear of publication, Riso Chan shares her advice for developing the confidence to follow your interests and create your work of art.

    Starting a portrait

    Riso Chan teaches you how to ask the right initial questions that will get you started on your new portrait.

    Personal color palette

    Riso Chan discusses how to use your personal preferences - the images, objects, and symbols that have meaning in your life - to create your personal color palette that communicates your inner world.

    Art innovation

    Riso Chan explores a variety of the technological tools she uses to create some of her favourite pieces.

    Publishing your art

    The venue in which your work is seen - whether in a gallery setting or as an Instagram post - can contribute to the conversation you're having with your audience.

    Tips and closing thoughts

    Riso Chan wraps up her class with a few encouraging words on the importance of remaining true to your nature.

    Exercise

    Get skills

    Classes

    Learn technical aspects of portrait painting as well as try different mediums. Also, we will take a look at color theory.

    Reach your goals

    Lessons

    Explore your unique voice and start understanding who you are as an artist. Take one step at a time, having fun in the process.

    Hands-on

    Exercises

    Each lesson has exercises that you can work on and upload under the class and get my feedback. Every level is welcome!

    Portrait: Being true to your nature

    10 Lessons, 1 Exercises, Feedback