Review: Skintone & Faces Masterclass

by Roman aka jar


Hey Jungle,

finally it was time to teach this still brand new workshop concept again.
I only thaught it before the pandemic, once so far and it was my pleasure to teach it again as it is beautiful to see how it helps my students.

Thank you all for coming to Augsburg for the second time I was teaching this.
I was very nervous, but there was no need for it!

Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturday / Sunday (two days)

This is an in depth two day seminar that takes you deep into understanding a wide variety of skintones and faces. Most important in this class are the questions: "Why?" and "How?". Different approaches and exercises will give you answers on these questions. With taking this seminar you will be able to understand skintones and faces better in your personal painting journey and will be able to paint results that you will not question again.

Main topics:
- Learn to observe and analyze skintone varieties
- Learn how to extract this information and use it for your painting process
- Learn a wise use of contrast for creating convincing skin paintings and striking faces
- Learn different approaches and techniques to achieve your vision
- Learn to paint beautiful skin and faces without following color recipes, instead learn to paint it with deep knowledge that you build up in and after this seminar ...

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.

Skintones, there are many ...

Well, this workshop started from a wild point in my life. I was in the middle of a move again, studio and flat prepared for moving. I do not like to prepare seminars from this situation, but well ... life ...

During those two days,

we worked our way through plenty of theory behind skintones.
Practiced many things and tackled some test miniatures ...

Next stage on day one was theory behind painting faces and we also tested this on ... well, guess what: some 28 mm heads ...

Day 2 started with leaving our test models behind us and advancing to a bust each student brought.
Two ways of approaching them with the newly made knowledge. One is a bit super advanced while the other one leaves more control ... I did an explanation how to sketch this face in 15 Minutes ... that is the wild way :D

And it was beautiful to see how my students followed, learned, overcome fear and attacked their busts with joy!

I am a super proud teacher when I look at the results of my students from this really advanced content workshop. Everyone tackled the new wisdom from their own level and achieved results that showed me they understood the journey a skintone goes through. It was beautiful to guide you on this weekend!

Thank you all once again!

Keep on happy painting!



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