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Ian Factor - Bend Academy of Art

BLM Portrait Demo (Long Version with Discussion)

Here's a 20 minute video condensed down from about 2.5 hours of two live Zoom demos from two class sessions for my Intermediate Portrait Drawing students at the Bend Academy of Art. I discuss the process, both conceptually and technically while talking a little about my subject matter, materials and emotional narrative, This leads me into a brief overview of one of my "Teaching Triads"; Subject, Form and Content.

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Ian Factor - Bend Academy of Art

Profile Portrait Demo in Graphite • 7-2020

This was a demo I did for the Summer 2020 Bend Academy of Art Beginning Portrait Drawing Students. It was done over Zoom during three, one hour sessions. It was done with graphite pencils on Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper. The video is one minute.

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Ian Factor - Bend Academy of Art

Zoom Portrait Demo - July 8, 2020

This is a two hour demo, done over two, one hour sessions, for my Bend Academy of Art - Beginning Portrait Drawing Class. It's graphite on Strathmore 400 Series Paper. The shaky image is because I was doing a Zoom demo with my drawing board in my lap :) The video is one minute.

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Quarantine Self Portrait Process - Ian Factor 6/16/2020

This is a life-size 20" x 16" Charcoal on Crescent Illustration Board Drawing that took about 50 minutes to complete and was done from life, looking in a mirror. It documents the early stages of the COVID-19 Quarantine lock down. The video is one minute.

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Ian Factor - Drawing I Lecture, Materials, Setup & Value Demo • 5/05/2020

This is the first in a series of introductory discussions and demonstrations of basic materials, setup and execution of value (tonal) drawing with charcoal. This first video is intended for beginning drawing students, but is a good reminder and overview for those more experienced. Please keep in mind this is just one of thousands of approaches to value drawing and is hopefully seen as an easy, fun and expressive way to delve in to the medium of charcoal while rendering in a realistic, classical way. The video is about one hour.

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Ian Factor - "Last Trap Of The Day" - 5 Minute Oil Painting Video Demonstration • 07/18/2012

Artist Ian Factor shown working in the middle stages of a 30" x 24" oil painting in his studio. The subject is inspired by two brothers, second generation lobster men from Cape Cod who Factor spent time with sketching and photographing for this series. The video is five minute.

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