As long as the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our daily lives, we’re running regular, FREE online portrait drawing sessions. They’re a chance to draw or paint from high resolution photographs at the same time every week (Sunday from 2pm – 3pm (UK time)). We’re also posting up regular video tutorials and demos on our YouTube channel. The link is below.
There are several ways you can use the portrait drawing sessions:
- If you just want the enjoyment of drawing for an hour by yourself then just tune in, put on some music and draw.
- If you’re stuck inside with your family, sit down with them at the kitchen table and draw together.
- If you’re a part of a regular drawing group, or the organiser of a life drawing meet-up that is currently on-hold, all tune in at 2pm on Sundays and then use Skype or Zoom to chat in a private group and share drawings while you draw. It’s a chance to keep those interactions up virtually until you can physically meet up together.
The video mimics a traditional / portrait drawing session. We’ll put up a photograph for 10 minutes you can work from, then one for 20 and then one for 30. At the end of the session we’ll give a link where you can download the photographs from so you can continue working on your drawings.
Our next session is at 2pm (UK time) on Sunday April 12th. As part of the session, Lizet Dingemans will be doing an online demo and giving hints and tips. The link will appear here nearer the time, so bookmark this page.
To keep up to date and view previous sessions and see regular, short videos from Raw Umber tutors and guest artists, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.