Anatomy for Portraits with Mandy Boursicot

November 15, 2020


Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at 11am PST (1.5 hr demo)

In this workshop, Mandy will introduce you to what every portrait artist needs to know about the anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders.  The demo will cover a variety of essentials including depicting the placement and proportions of facial features and the structure of the head. Mandy will elaborate on the importance of facial structure on what we see in portrait models by illuminating the ever influential role of skeletal structure, facial muscles, and soft tissues. These elements will build your understanding of why things appear as they do in real life, and how to represent that in portraiture.

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Materials (List of Specific Tools and Products to be Used in Demo)

Masonite Drawing Board

Strathmore Artist Series 400 Paper

Generals Charcoal Pencils, 4B, 2B, HB

Generals Charcoal White Pencil

Generals Kneadable Eraser

Factis Pencil Eraser

Knitting Needle

Masking Tape

Derwent Rotary Pencil Sharpener



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Artist Bio

Professional artist and teacher Mandy Boursicot has won international awards and competitions and been published in Strokes of Genius among other journals. After intensive study at the Angel Academy of Art and the Russian School in Florence, she became a Master of the Classical Realism method.  She’s an excellent teacher with experience instructing animators, young professional artists, and all art lovers developing their personal interests in classical realism.

Using a logical, step by step method, Mandy instructs students to apply concepts of the classical drawing to their work. With these traditional skills, students continue to pursue their individual interests and to create beautiful and unique works of art.

These fundamental concepts and techniques find ready application in all drawing and painting, as well as in photography and more experimental art forms.

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Further Online Training from Mandy Boursicot

In these uncertain times, Mandy has started online art courses that you can access at

For art students struggling to learn to draw hands, Mandy has developed a course just for you.  Drawing Hands is a workshop that starts at the beginning and shows how to render beautiful, believable hands.  Included in the price is personal feedback on your 12 assignments.

A new course, Learn to Draw, is in the works and will be ready in November for students who would like to learn Classical Realism from the beginning.  Learn to Draw the Portrait will be online in early 2021.

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November 15, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm