Debbie Hinks 04.06.19

On 4 June we were joined by Debbie Hinks, who demonstrated portrait drawing and painting.

Debbie started the evening by talking us through a huge variety of techniques she’d used over the years.

After a quick demo of how to place facial features proportionally, she quickly drew a face in charcoal.

Charcoal portrait of a young woman

After a short break, Debbie showed us some watercolour techniques, producing a beautiful painting of a male’s head.

Portrait in watercolour

Debbie studied at Brighton and Kingston polytechnics before becoming an illustrator. During this time she worked for advertising agencies and all the major publishers and magazines.

In 1994, Debbie started teaching at Northbrook College in Worthing. She now runs her own life drawing courses in the Brighton and Hove area.