Painting a Portrait from Live Model in One Hour | Demonstration by Hjalmar Hagelstam | The Cave of Apelles

Painting a Portrait from Live Model in One Hour | Demonstration by Hjalmar Hagelstam

In the course of the Pandemic, a young draughtsman and painter from Finland has proven his talent with narrative portraits and studies from live models. Aiming for the Classical Greek ideal, he is already well-equipped, having studied painting with Odd Nerdrum and sculpture at the Florence Academy. His name is Hjalmar Hagelstam.

In this video you will learn about:

  • Starting off with strong colors and contrast
  • Focusing on pose, mood and atmosphere in the first session
  • Great tips on how to paint eyes, the nose and the mouth
  • Smudging with your fingers to pacify transitions
  • Introducing contrapposto to achieve impression of movement

 

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Video filmed and edited by Bork S. Nerdrum
Featuring Jan-Ove Tuv, Magnus Vanebo & Hjalmar Hagelstam

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"