With Hashim, discover painting dynamic portraits using acrylics, while avoiding too much fussy detail. The workshop will cover starting from a basic drawing to the initial broad applications of paint, looking at tone to create depth and mixing a variety of skin tones to create a naturalistic impression. There will be two short demos showing various techniques, with plenty of opportunities for one to ones tuition.
Includes lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the Artist
Working as an illustrator for over 15 years, Hashim gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and painting techniques. His client list varies from The Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time magazine, an ad campaign for Smirnoff and a stamp for The Royal Mail. Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards; most recently the 2009 SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year, his first book ‘Vibrant Acrylics’ was released in 2012 with a new book on ‘Cityscapes’ due out in 2016. Over the last few years Hashim has been keen to explore his own ideas and create paintings with a greater sense of energy and immediacy. Using contrasting flecks of colour, heavy textural paint and expressive brush strokes combine to bring greater depth and mood to each of his paintings.
What you will need to bring
Here is the list of the specific acrylic colours and brushes that Hash uses. DON’T PANIC if you don’t have the colours, brand or brushes suggested as these are just recommendations, please bring along what you have.
PAINTS: Daler Rowney System 3 Heavy Body Acrylics, 150ml tubes
* symbol for most essential colours
BRUSHES: Daler Rowney System 3 Brushes, Flat Wash brushes in the following sizes
Sky Flow Wash 1 ½”
Sky Flow Wash 2 inch
Stretched canvas, canvas board or acrylic paper NO SMALLER than A3
Feel free to bring your own photographs based on the theme of the workshop however Hash will have 2 – 3 folders worth of photographic references that you can work from.