Friday, 16 April 2010

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!


front sleeve DVD cover

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.
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).



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


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

"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


$55 + shipping



  1. I would so love to win May buy it anyway if I can afford to but I'd love to win! LOL

  2. I'd love to be in the draw! Thanks. :)

  3. I would really LOVE to win one of your classes, and Fabulous Faces would be just awesome!!!

  4. OOOOOh I so hope I win this!! Would just LoVe it!! thanks for adding me to the drawing, keeping my fingers crossed..

  5. oh gosh, I never win anything! But pick me!! lol!

  6. oooooooooooooo, I hope I win, Tam!! I LOVE your faces and am struggling trying to do some of my home!!!! (Kiss Dylbee on the forehead for me!!)

  7. Would love to own this dvd so I can have it at my fingertips when my soul yearns to create and nurture my dreams of creating angels and verse and faeries and magic that is within beautiful art thou work..blessings..Loz

  8. Wouldn't that be amazing, to win such a wonderful prize !!! I love your work, and I could use some lessons on faces LOL Anyway, if I don't win, I will check out if you ship this to the Netherlands, I might just buy it if I can spare the money ;-)
    Thanks for the chance !

  9. I would like to win this plz! I also RTed on Twitter.

    - Sunny Crittenden

  10. Ooh ooh ooh, how I would love to win this... crossing everything and touching wood!!


  11. I sure won't pass up a chance to win. Would love to learn 3/4 and side view faces.
    Thanks for the chance
    Debby Graham

  12. Ha! Wow, you're giving the faces away...okay, I want to be in the draw!!! I'd love to do this course!!! Great idea, by the way, selling your courses on DVD!!!

  13. Dear Tam,
    I would love to win this fabulous DVD. It would be the highlight of my Spring vacation. Thanks for entering me in your drawing. :)

    Lorrie Mello

  14. Already bought the Fabulous Faces...but would love to add more of your classes to my collection. :o)

  15. Wow, count me in for the draw, I never win anything, maybe my lucky day is still to come, I would love to win your fab faces dvd :-)

  16. Oh I'd love to win you DVD Tam :)
    (I also tweeted it)
    Take Care

  17. I wanted to take this course when you first offered it back in January. It just wasn't possible. But it would be awesome to do now that I have the time. Your fabulous!

  18. i wish i could win this time
    i dream about this dvd already!

  19. love your work and your faces and am very excited about your new dvd so throw my name in with all the other ladies!!! (thank you)

  20. I would love to win this,I have admired and bought several of your pieces through etsy. I am a follower of you as well. Thank you for the chance!!!

  21. I'd really love to win this, I'm a newbie to art journalling and your pieces are really beautiful =)

  22. I would so love to win this prize because I'm struggling and struggling with my faces. I love the art I see here and would love to learn your process.

  23. Would love to win this. I've wanted to take your classes, but alas... the gringo economy slides towards oblivion... and my art education has meant random youtubes and hours of erasing and re-scratching...... Love ya. :D Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. This sounds like just what I've been looking for! Baby is cute, too!

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