All About Faces: How to Draw, Paint, Stencil, and Collage Faces in Mixed-Media Art (Download)

Whether they're realistic or fantastical, faces are fun to create!
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Explore some of the many easy ways to incorporate a face into your artwork. Mixed-media artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer will take you through the basics of a pleasing  face structure and then inspire you with a host of easy techniques to make that face a reality. From painting to collage, this Video Download is sure to both educate and motivate. No drawing experience required!

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SKU EP4529
Author/Designer Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Product Type Video Download
Customer Reviews (14)
Official funeral of fear
Tonight is historic: Julie Fei Fan Balzar has helped me to draw my very first face! My fear of drawing faces have been buried tonight.In fact I have always said that I cannot draw, just because I could never draw a face. So perhaps I can... Her style is comfortable, informative and relaxing.This is the DvD I should have watched 10 years ago. I think I can even show my grandson how to draw a face. This is the second Balzar download I have bought and both instilled in me the belief that I can do it. Thank you Julie. Review by Susarah (Posted on 7/7/2015)
This was very informative and finally someone to show how to draw faces in a very simple way!! The info on shadowing was extremely helpful. I saw her face stencils before and just didn't realize the many uses for them. Use them as a guide, create your own masterpiece. Thanks Julie. Thanks Interweave. Review by Sharon (Posted on 8/3/2014)
Julie has it going on!
I love Julie Balzer and follow her blog religiously. I've watched other, shorter videos by Julie and learned a lot from those. This one was much longer and was very comprehensive....and finally a video about how to draw faces that is both informative AND fun! Julie understands what it means to be a beginner and she tells you and demonstrates exactly what you need to know to keep your faces from looking wonky (as mine always are). But she shows you how much freedom there is in shading and painting with COLOR! Wow! I love her lack of perfectionism. She's messy! So am I! But the concepts for the placement of each element of the face are spot on. Obviously, in mixed media whimsical paintings you can play with the size and placement of eyes/nose/mouth/etc. but having a firm basis in the anatomy of the face is a must. I'll definitely be watching more of Julie's videos in the future. Review by Denise (Posted on 5/7/2014)
Great video for beginner and inspired artists.
As a grade school teacher, this is a great video that I can show short segments to inspire students, so that they may try their hand at drawing faces. I use the same techniques to start students with the foundation lines and spacing of facial features. Julie's carefree use of color to show dimension and highlighting, may allow students to be creative without fear. Review by Joyce (Posted on 12/27/2013)
All about faces review
I'd like to give this workshop ten stars! Really great instructions. Julie makes learning fun. Can't wait for more lessons from her. Excellent teacher. Review by Roseann (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Worth every penny
Ms. Balzer is an engaging presenter, and she teaches a simple and repeatable face all of us can draw. She's even managed to simplify noses and ears!
Two most important lessons I took from this video were feature spacing and that stencils are not the boss of me.
I refer back often when I feel I need a confidence builder, because she's also really good at doing that.
All in all, I'm glad I bought this download, and I encourage anyone frightened of drawing faces to do the same.
Review by K. Amber (Posted on 7/29/2013)
Fun With Faces
This is a great video. If you're like me and afraid to try to create faces this video is just what you need. There are lots of neat tips, techniques and projects all waiting for you. Great presenter, makes you feel like you can be drawing wonderful faces in no time. Review by Pauline Kent (Posted on 9/5/2012)
All About Faces
Awesome video. The explanation alone in the shadowing and placement of features is well worth the cost. I can't draw so I avoided faces. The stencil concept appealed to me but was concerned about the limitations. Now after watching the video, I am enthused that the stencil is a guide and with all the tips given each one will be unique and not just carbon copies. I am confidant that now I can develop my own style with this excellent instruction. Review by Lin Griffin (Posted on 7/16/2012)
All About Faces
I loved this Video! It was so informative. I had not even thought of this venue for quilting! She is funny and teaches her craft in a way that is fun! I cannot wait to get started! Review by Shananda Kempf (Posted on 6/29/2012)
All About Faces
This is All About Praise for All About Faces. I was prepared for another "O.K." DVD (I order DVD's from many sources)but was impressed by the quality and usefulness of information supplied by Julie Fei-Fan Balzar's unique presentation via Interweave. She offers a crystal clear and FUN delivery of valuable instructions using both words and brushes. I now know to watch for other videos she has made or will make in the future. And thanks to Interweavestore. Review by NULL NULL (Posted on 5/14/2012)
All About Faces - Excellent Resource!!!
I love Julie Balzer and follow her blog. This is the first instructional video I've purchased of Julie's. I now want to purchase every one of hers! She goes into detail and explains things in a way that anyone can understand and relate to. She not only shows you how to create a face but also different ideas to make the face your own and not just a carbon copy of someones work. I already had one of her face stencils. I never thought to use the stencils in ways she showed. Simply amazing! Now I want to close my craft room door and just play and that is exactly what I plan to do! Bravo Julie! I'm now a even bigger fan than before! Review by Barbara Staradumsky (Posted on 2/25/2012)
All About Faces
Throughout this video Julie is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher. Her use of detailed verbal instruction along with the visual instruction make the lessons easy to follow. Her method of teaching how to draw and shade a face really helped me to think about faces and my drawings have improved! I highly recommend purchasing this class if you are interested in drawing faces. As an added bonus Julie covers how to use stencils as well. Review by Susan Wymer (Posted on 2/23/2012)
Great Instructional Video
Julie Balzar teaches a fantastic class on faces with this video. She is upbeat, informative and well spoken. She packs a lot into the hour long video, demonstrating all stages, giving lots of examples and lots of tips. I appreciate her humble and enthusiastic personality. She encourages lots of experience and gives information on achieving great results with a variety of products. She offers suggestions on products but also offers alternatives. Her on-camera demeanor is prepared, professional and fun! Review by Daniela Mellen (Posted on 2/1/2012)
Love this artist
Wow Julie is great. Love her approach, attitude everything. Thanks! Review by Teresa Trantham (Posted on 1/31/2012)
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