After spending time with,Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces by Jane Davenport I wanted to look more into what her classes involved. She has an awesome algorithm on her website helping decide which class is best. I chose to start with "Supplies Me."
Supplies Me is a great investment for anyone seriously interested in mixed media and understanding art supplies better. Each week, Jane goes over a different medium explaining their pros and cons, most of them not good or bad just specific to what that medium needs. She explains the qualities and strengths of brands from all prices ranges- the best and worst will surprise you! Then, she creates "sketchercises" to use the supplies and teach face drawing.
Learning the keywords to look for in order to get what you want is invaluable and it feels so good when walking into a store or clicking around a website. Do you know
the differences between and benefits of semi-gloss acrylic paint and matte acrylic
paint? What about the best way to stop luscious, pigmented pastels from smearing? Jane will help you learn and so much more.
Jane has a knack for encouraging too. Her philosophy is that all good drawing is, is practice. If you don't like where are, keep practicing and allow yourself mistakes. Make as many mistakes as you can, it's how you learn. In one of the videos she says "Practice is the greatest for of recreation, if it's spmething you love." A new favorite quote when it comes to art :)
The only downside to "Supplies Me" is that it'll make you want everything! Jane Davenport calls it rainbowitis and even if you think you have a case of it now it won't compare to after going through "Suplies Me". Rainbowitis is contagious!