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Academy of Realist Art's senior instructor Fernando Freitas takes you through a step-by-step process of the stages of painting & drawing.
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Instructor: Fernando Freitas

Fernando Freitas

The Director and Senior Instructor at the Academy of Realist Art, Fernando Freitas has close to 20 years of teaching experience. He also conducts drawing and painting workshops throughout North America and Europe, as well as works on portrait commissions. Most recently, his work can be seen on the hit NBC show Hannibal. Fernando has produced two highly regarded instructional DVDs: Drawing the Figure and The Bargue Drawing Companion which are available here.