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It’s a deal so good I can only afford to offer it once.

(Seriously. My team all insisted I shouldn't discount so much!)

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Original price $247, now $147 ($100 off) with this offer only!

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What exactly is Face Fascination?

Face Fascination is my bigger, more comprehensive course on painting faces. If Paint Faces with Freedom is a starter course, Face Fascination is an expansive masterclass.

By upgrading to Face Fascination, you’ll be getting access to a plethora of my favorite techniques and approaches to the subject. It will be an artistic adventure that will change your creative world in fabulous ways!


How much bigger is Face Fascination?

It’s several times the size of Paint Faces with Freedom.

Some quick numbers:

 Paint Faces with Freedom contains about 2.5 hours of video content in total, whereas Face Fascination contains over 12 hours of video content.

 Paint Faces with Freedom has 5 lessons, none longer than 35 minutes. Face Fascination has 16 lessons averaging closer to 45 minutes (the longest one runs for about 90 minutes).

Other than size, how are the courses different? What are they like?

I would say that the difference between Paint Faces with Freedom and Face Fascination is like the difference between a weekend getaway to a new place and a three-week holiday there (respectively). It’s a fun, meaningful, potentially life-changing experience either way… but the planning and pacing of those trips are bound to be very different.

With a short trip, it’s usually best to hit the high points and “sample” from a wide selection. You might feel like you’re only skimming the surface of deep water, but the point is to give you some friendly exposure and (hopefully) whet your appetite to come back again. That’s how I approached Paint Faces with Freedom.

With a longer trip, you get to sample things and you get a chance to really soak them in; you get to continue expanding your comfort zone without having to feel rushed. You can develop a deeper, richer sense that you’ve lived among the details—that in return, they’ve somehow become a part of you. That’s how I approached Face Fascination.

Which course did you create first?

I created Face Fascination first, and I made the course as expansive as I did simply because I love faces, and because I love painting them. I wanted to share that love in as many nuances as I could teach… so I poured it all into Face Fascination.

I wouldn’t have imagined teaching a course on faces any other way—at least, not at first—and I’m pleased to report that my Face Fascination students have gobbled it up.

So why did you create Paint Faces with Freedom?

In short: because there was a downside to making Face Fascination as big as I did, and I wanted to do something to balance that out.

 First of all, a bigger course requires a bigger commitment of time and/or money to participate, and because of this, some keen students were not able to take part. Such is life, and I totally get that. (In other words, I knew I was choosing to “niche down” with Face Fascination.)
But the downside that really bothered me was, in a phrase, the “fear factor” of a big class on faces. It’s a one-two punch because (1) a bigger course is automatically more intimidating for most people, and (2) a lot of artists are already intimidated by the subject of the class, namely painting faces.
As proud as I was to have created it, I didn’t like the idea that someone might see Face Fascination and believe—even just for a single moment!—that they need four weeks’ instruction to get better with faces, because that’s not true (and I would never want to discourage anyone). Yet a four-week course was my only offering at the time.
So I created Paint Faces with Freedom to address the need for an approachable “starter” course. From the original Face Fascination material, I adapted the lightest possible set of lessons that would help artists feel at ease painting faces—that would help them feel free to paint faces without so much pressure and baggage. (That’s the spirit in which I approach ALL of my courses, but my point is that Paint Faces with Freedom had to be much smaller than Face Fascination to serve its intended purpose of putting people at ease.)

Is Face Fascination any harder than Paint Faces with Freedom?

Not really, no. The main difference is the breadth of the material, not its difficulty. No experience required here… you can be a total beginner and still get everything out of Face Fascination. 

Still, to put this in university-class kinds of terms: if Paint Faces with Freedom is like Painting Faces 101, then Face Fascination is like Painting Faces 101, 102, 201, and 202 combined. Both of my courses start at the beginning, but Face Fascination extends well beyond the conclusion of Paint Faces with Freedom.
As long as I’m making a uni comparison, remember that the higher-numbered classes aren’t necessarily harder per se; they’re just more specific in their focus. If Face Fascination is “harder” than Paint Faces with Freedom, it’s only in the sense that (A) it’ll take longer to complete and (B) it contains more opportunities for you to expand your skills.

What kinds of lessons do I get in Face Fascination?

There are a few big-picture lessons, but most of the 16 lessons in Face Fascination cover specific topics or techniques. To preview three:

SMALL STUDIES  Facial features like noses and ears are beautiful (and delightfully weird, if you look at them long enough), but they’re also one of the biggest hang-ups for people trying to sketch faces. So, in this lesson, we’ll spend some time focusing on and practicing those individual features.
The main goal of the practice is NOT “learning how to do it right,” but retraining your brain to see lines and shapes and tones rather than body parts. For example, if you’re concerned with “drawing this ear correctly,” you’ll struggle to see the ear as an aesthetic object like any other—as a series of shapes that you can replicate one at a time. (Unfocus your eyes just a little bit!)
DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS  You could spend 30 seconds, 30 minutes, or even 30 hours sketching a face, depending on how realistic you want it to look. With that huge spectrum of detail, it’s natural to wonder: what is the true “essence” of a face? How does a sketch artist capture someone’s likeness in just a few seconds? And why do unfinished faces sometimes seem more evocative and expressive? The answers are largely a matter of how the artist decides to sketch that face—so in this lesson, you’ll learn more about the creative decisions you can make with faces and how they can send the sketches in different directions.
WORKING with the GRID  One of the most helpful strategies for creating a recognizable likeness of someone’s face is to use a simple grid. In essence, you break down the image you’ll be painting into smaller squares, and this allows you to focus on one part at a time. But this strategy isn’t just helpful for beginners! I’ll show you how I used the grid while I was studying for my Fine Arts degree—and, of course, I’ll talk you through the nuances of doing it yourself.

Remind me… why should I add Face Fascination right now?

Because you’ll save $100 if you upgrade now. That’s a nice little wad of cash—but even more to the point, it’s the biggest discount I could ever offer and, by design, I can only offer it to you one time. That one time is right now.

Could I still buy Face Fascination later?

Yes, of course! Face Fascination is always available on my website, so if now’s not a good time, you can always come back and buy it later.

Face Fascination normally retails for $247, and that’s a price I can stand behind. I genuinely believe it’s a great value—after all, it gets you lifetime access to the equivalent of four weeks’ expert instruction—and from all I’ve heard, my students are happy with the trade.
But if you upgrade now, you get the best of both worlds. Faces are awesome and rewarding and fun… … and $100 is $100. You know what I mean?