Fabulous Faces – Now Available on DVD!

Hullo all!

My portrait course Fabulous Faces is now available on DVD! :)

In honour of the launch I will be giving away 1 copy for free!!!

To win;

1. Follow this blog.
2. Leave a comment on this blog to be entered into the draw! (If you’ve already bought the course and you win the draw, I will refund your money).

The draw will be held on Monday 26th April!

Fabulous Faces DVD – Course Information

*Fabulous Faces*
Mixed Media Portrait Art Workshop

Now Available on DVD!

Have you always wanted to create pretty portraits? Are you fascinated with drawing faces but can’t quite get them to look the way you want? Then this might be the course for you! Learn how to draw and shade a front facing portrait as well as a 3 quarter and a profile one! In addition you’ll be learning about adding extra elements to your piece and background integration as well!

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Student Feedback:

"I loved this class. Not only was the work presented in an easy to understand set of PDFs and, more importantly, wonderfully made videos…but Tam, as instructor, comes across as a truly caring and nurturing person. I’ve never before taken an on-line class where I felt as if I was in the same room as the instructor…and that she really wanted her students to succeed and feel good about themselves. Thanks Tam, for a wonderful learning experience.
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Irene Watts
Las Vegas, NV USA

Scroll down to read what other students have said about the course.

$55 + shipping

 


What You’re Buying

Please note: the DVD you are buying is a DATA DVD. The file format of the videos on the DVD is in .mov. This means you cannot watch the files on your TV unless your DVD player specfically plays the above mentioned file format. The files on the DVD can be played on PCs or MACs using either Quicktime (.mov files) or VLC Player.I strongly recommend Quicktime for .mov files though as the VLC player tends to distort the videos ever so slightly.

You get 2 DVD discs which contain 9 .mov files (about 9 hours of lessons in total) and 7 PDF files. A supply list and course outline is also included on the DVD in PDF format. The DVD case has a professionally printed sleeve covering it.

April, 2010

This course ran on my ning network from 25th January 2010 – 7th Marcy 2010 for 105 students. Though I might run this course again at some point, I’ve decided to make the course available on DVD so that those who missed out can follow the course as well minus the interaction with myself and other students.

Technical requirements: the .mov files play best in the software program Quicktime. You can also play them in VLC player but I noticed that VLC distorts my videos slightly so I highly recommend playing them in Quicktime (this programme can be downloaded for free off the internet).

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The DVDs contains 9 video files covering 6 weeks of mixed media portrait art lessons. Pls note that I have NOT taken out little chats or comments which related to events or circumstances happening at the time.

On the disc you will find 7 PDFs that look at the methods and techniques that were covered in the videos and some of them list exercises and/or homework.

The course goes over 3 diferent portrait positions (front facing/ 3 quarter & profile) and also looks at adding extra elements and background integration.

Course skill level:
Beginner & Intermediate

Course Outline

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Student Feedback
(with permission)
"If you’ve never had ART training before but would like to try out to see if you can bring out that little artsy side of yourself, you’ll be amazed how far you can go with Willowing’s course. She runs this online Art workshops in a very safe and encouraging environment. She gives you extensive content full of information in her high quality videos and you get to network with students. She gives special attention to every single student in a caring manner. It’s really amazing and I highly recommend taking one of her workshop."
– Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"A very well put together course, covering many aspects of portraiture in an easy to understand way, with a direct line to the instructor for tips, tricks, and helpful critiques. "
– Emily Earl, Chatsworth, CA

"the course was the reason why a stayed awake till 1pm… to watch the new video ;)

step-by-step tutorial on how to draw faces and a guide on how to use different materials"

– Nicole Walther
Germany

"Hummm… Enlightening. Wonderful and useful advice. More like a guide to help you explore your creativity no limits. Tam is generous with her time, her positive communication skills. Overall… I’ll take another course with her in a snap!"
– Isabelle Lauzier,
Montreal, Quebec Canada

"You’re gonna learn to draw portraits easily and without stress because Tam is a lovely girl who takes time to explain and give all the details you need."

– Peggy Petit
Paris, France

"Fabulous Faces is a brilliant course, if you are interested in drawing and painting then you really should do this course."

– Julie Stenning,
Forest of Dean, UK

"One of my biggest handicaps with drawing the human body has always been faces, so I have always stayed away from faces. This course has given me the freedom to try, make mistakes and try again, to the point where I am now comfortable to draw faces. The teaching was comprehensive, and very easy to understand. This was also the next best thing to being in a classroom. Learning at my own pace meant no pressure, and feedback always encouraging. A very pleasurable course."

– Kelly, Japan

"I was amazed how much I learned so fast. The shading help and drawing tips were exactly what I needed. Tam is an awsome teacher and lots of fun."

-Kathryn Bernier, Bangor Maine, USA


BUY THE FABULOUS FACES COURSE NOW!

$55 + shipping

 
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days 14, 15, 16, 17

arrgh, i’m behind again! oh well, i have a good excuse; dylan is just NOT sleeping lately, resulting in me being a total zombie. i HAVE kept up on tumblr though, here are days 14, 15, 16 & 17!!

Day 17.  An art piece – I know it didn’t need to be mine, but I liked what I created today. "Girl" as inspired by Igor & Andre :O)


Day 16. A song that makes you cry.

“Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks

Particularly this verse;

“Goodbye, Michelle, my little one, You gave me love and helped me find the sun, And every time that I was down You would always come around And get my feet back on the ground; Goodbye, Michelle, it’s hard to die When all the birds are singing in the sky, Now that the spring is in the air, With the flowers everywhere, I wish that we could both be there!”

Also; “Leaving on an airplane” by John Denver

Day 15 – Something that is currently over-rated.

I wanna say Amanda Effin’ Palmer but that’ll probably get me into all sorts of trouble. ;) She seems like a friendly lady, no doubt, but I just don’t get why some people are absolutely devoted to/ obsessed with her. Now Neil Gaiman I get. AFP not so much.

I apologise in advance to anyone I’ve deeply hurt by admitting this! ;)
 

Day 14 – A non-fictional book.

“The power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. One of the most significant books I’ve ever read. • • •

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Man! Time flies! 

xoox

 

 

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Day 12 & 13

Day 12. Something random.

3 random facts about me;

1. I am really good at mirror writing. No clue why.
2. I used to do karate as a kid. My dad was told I had real talent and should be encouraged to compete in matches. I totally screwed up my first ever match and thereafter lost all confidence. I was also terribly bullied so gave up.
3. I once “owned” a teenage crow for a day. He couldn’t fly very well, had probably fallen out of its parents’ nest and I had found him stuck on my father’s balcony. I proudly paraded him around my home town, perched on my shoulder for the day. When, at the end of the day, he’d clumsily flown off and I couldn’t found him, I was distraught. I had really fallen in love with the creature and had fantasised about a bright future for us together. I had named him Karel, or Carl in English. I still think about that bird once in a while.

Day 13 — A fictional book.

There are many fictional books that spring to mind when thinking of just one, but “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice is still one of the main ones ‘shouting out’ at me. I absolutely loved it when I first read it. It completely absorbed me. The intricate, rich family history, the witching stories, the paranormal aspect. All very wonderful. :)

Info from Rice’s site:
The Mayfair Witches
The Witching Hour

The first in the Mayfair Witches series, The Witching Hour introduces the fictional Mayfair family of New Orleans, generations of male and female witches. This tight-knit and deeply connected family, where a death of one strengthens the others with his/her knowledge. One Mayfair witch per generation is also designated to receive the powers of “the man,” known as Lasher. Lasher gives the witches gifts, excites them, and protects them. Unsure as to exactly what this spirit is, the Mayfair clan knows him variously as a protector, a god-like figure, a sexual being, and the image of death. Lasher’s current witch is Deirdre, who lies catatonic from psycological shock treatments.

Deirdre’s daughter, Rowan, has been spirited away from this “evil” and has happily become a neurosurgeon and has an uncanny gift to see the intent behind the facade. Rowan also has a gift few doctors possess–she can heal cells. Yet, though she uses it to save lives, she also fears that she hs caused several deaths. She rescues Michael from drowning. Michael then develops some extraordinary powers that compel him to seek New Orleans and to seek Rowan. He finds both, and pulls the tale closer together by meeting people connected to the Mayfair family who now fear Rowan because she is the first Mayfair who can kill without Lasher’s help.

Michael dives into learning the history of the Mayfair witches: Deborah, Charlotte, Mary Beth, Stella, Antha, and many others across hundreds of years and three continents. When Michael looks up from his reading, he learns that Rowan has come to New Orleans to attend her mother’s funeral. Rowan learns of her family history, her ancestral home in shambles, and Lasher waiting for the next one. Rowan dedicates herself to stopping Lasher’s reign. Michael too has his own mission, but it is foggy and unclear to him. But Lasher is seductively powerful and Rowan’s gifts offer him the opportunity to achieve his ultimate goal.

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Day 11 – A photo of you taken recently.

:0)

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Day 09 & 10 of 30 days of tumblr

Day 09. a photo you took.

(a golden oldie for some)

Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago.

(awww)

:0) x

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Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad.

like rho, i don’t really want to dwell on sadness or anger, but this image kept popping up in my head when i was trying to think of a photo that makes me sad or angry. with this photo, it makes me both sad & angry.

may there be peace on earth. may there be peace & compassion in the hearts of all men & women on earth.

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day 05, 06 and 07 of 30 days of tumblr

woops! i posted them all on tumblr but didn’t find the time to post them here! so here’s a catch up;

day 05 – quote of the day.

That which you resist, persists. That which you accept, transforms”

this is a very signifcant quote to me. i try to live by it and think ‘the secret’ to life is contained within the application of this quote. :0)

day 06 – something random.

my latest art youtube video! yay! it’s taken me two months to get this one up and running! ha ha.

day 07. a photo that makes you happy.

daddy & dylbee

:o) x

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Day 04

A good book.


“Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood” – by Karen Maezen Miller

I’ve only read about 4 chapters of the book but loving it so far. It’s a very significant book to me as it deals with 2 of the main themes in my life at the moment; motherhood & “being here now-ness”.

Her up and coming book; “Hand Wash Cold” also looks beautiful, will definitely get that one too.

There is a youtube video for that one which is rather tranquil and inspiring here.

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more tumbling

Day 03 — A television program you watch too much. (30 days of tumblr).

ha ha. which one DON’T i watch too much? ;) there are many tv shows i watch, they put my brain in zombie mode, and having a highly active brain, i sometimes need zombie mode. here follows a list of my fav tv shows;

house, grey’s, private practice, the office, scrubs, 24, being human, castle, dexter, the tudors, true blood, dollhouse (cancelled :(), flashforward, fringe, lost, mercy, nurse jackie, peep show, qi, the bubble, supernatural (hush, i like ghost shows), the vampire diaries (hush, i like vampire shows), V.

in the past i have also religiously watched; friends, alias, charmed & buffy (hush again; it’s magic/ ghosts and vampires that i like, for some reason ;)).

so, the trend here is;

medical, comical, ghostly, vampiric, magicky shows. + english comedy talk shows – obviously – rock my socks.

out of all of those, the tv program i have watched too much of (but really, is there such a thing as too much?) =

grey’s anatomy

i have probably watched seasons 1-5 perhaps 3 or 4 times. there are some episodes of grey’s that really had me hanging on the edge of my chair. (remember the bomb episode/ izzy and danny story line/ mer drowning etc?). there is something about that show that just had me spellbound.

i’m not enjoying season 6 very much though, which bugs me to no end. i keep hoping it’ll get better. but since george & izzy have gone and meredith took more of a backseat role. :( mmeh.

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the days of tumbluhr

mother & son
dylan and i, yesterday

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i started 30 days of tumblr yesterday. i’m posting them here and on livejournal also though, for fun, yes yes. :)

so, this is the list to do in the next 30 days. do it with me? (you don’t have to be on tumblr, you can do it whereever!).

Day 01 — A newly discovered song.
Day 02 — A movie you want to see.
Day 03 — A television program you watch too much.
Day 04 — A good book.
Day 05 — Quote of the Day.
Day 06 — Something random.
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy.
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad.
Day 09 — A photo you took.
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12 — Something random.
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book.
Day 15 — Something that is currently over-rated.
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Something random.
Day 19 — A talent of yours.
Day 20 — A hobby of yours.
Day 21 — A pair of shoes.
Day 22 — A website.
Day 23 — A YouTube video.
Day 24 — Something random.
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail.
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail.
Day 27 — This month, in great detail.
Day 28 — This year, in great detail.
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days.
Day 30 — Something random.

this was my entry for day 1;

DAY 01 – a newly discovered song


a newly discovered song. (30 days of tumblr) – well not that newly discovered, but i haven’t discovered that much new music lately so i’m making this one count as a newly discovered one (ha ha). i absolutely ADORE antony & the johnsons, adore adore adore. i love this song of theirs (epilepsy is dancing). his lyrics are pure divine poetry to me.

Epilepsy is dancing
Shes the Christ now departing
And Im finding my rhythm
As I twist in the snow

All the metal burned in me
Down the brain of my river
That fire was searching
For a waterway home

I cry glitter is love!
My eyes pinned inside
With green jewels
Hanging like Christmas stars
From a golden vein

As I came to a screaming
Hold me while Im dreaming
For my fingers are curling
And I cannot breathe

Then I cried in the kitchen
How Id seen your ghost witching
As a soldering blue line
Between my eyes

I cry glitter is love!
My eyes
Pinned inside
Sea green jewels
Hanging like Christmas stars
From a golden vein

Cut me in quadrants
Leave me in the corner
Oh now its passing
Oh now Im dancin

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i do a version of their ‘hope there’s someone’ here.

and this was today’s;

DAH 2 – THIRTY DAYS OF TUMBLR → a movie you want to see ->

Precious

because the trailer brought tears & beauty to my eyes.



xxx

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other than that;

i am sick, tired and achy. i am also experiencing some anxiety around health. am very much focused on sorting it out though.

in other news; i ROCK at angry birds and i ROCK at ‘plants vs zombies’. :0) (iphone games).

in the most important news; i LOVE andy. he is my rock, beautiful support and angel.

i WORSHIP dylbee, snot, poo, pee, puke included. :)

& i did a new clay house! this one is twice the size than usual though!

(will be for sale in etsy shop soon).

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