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Head Painting Workshop @ Art Center College of Design

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Art Center is one of the top art schools in the country. They are primarily a design school, but they have tremendous Fine Art, Illustration and Entertainment Art programs.

Students have the opportunity to draw and paint a live model at the many figure drawing and painting workshops they organize. These workshops are often led by a professional artist in the industry. The paintings below are from 2 previous workshops I ran this month at Art Center.

alla prima head painting by chris legaspi

“All Prima 10/18/14″, 8″x10”, oil on canvas. From the Saturday night painting workshop, October 18th, 2014.

alla prima head painting by Chris Legaspi

 “John Whipple Alla-prima”, 8″x10″, oil on canvas. From the Saturday Head Painting workshop, October 4th, 2014.

I want to thank Charles Hu (founder of 3 Kicks Art Sudio) for the opportunity. I look forward to teaching more and working with students at Art Center.

Digital Paintings From Life

Recent digital paintings from live model sessions. Drawn and rendered in Photoshop using a Macbook Pro and Intuos 4 tablet.

This series was a unique learning experience. I learned a lot about getting edges and transitions using PS digital brushes. To be honest though, I prefer traditional oil. Something about the tactile quality, the immediacy and getting your hands dirty that makes it much more fulfilling.

digital painting of a female portrait


If you’re interested in learning Digital Painting or just improving your painting and photoshop skills, I am teaching Digital Painting this Summer term @ Gnomon School of Visual Effects. An ‘intro’ class is available online and the advanced section is on campus in Los Angeles.

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