Tony Ryder is a contemporary realist who does still lifes and, in particular, figure and portrait paintings and drawings, with meticulous attention to detail and superb draftsmanship.
His site includes an extensive, multi-page, multi-image portrait painting demo that can be viewed image-by-image or as a series of slideshows. It starts with a “poster study” of blocked-in areas of color, moves to the initial charcoal drawing for the final piece, progresses through the wash-in of colors, modeling and details.
Ryder has a long history of teaching realist art at schools and ateliers in New York, Texas, Hawaii, and Florida and now maintains his own school, the Ryder Studio School, and teaches workshops at The Andreeva Portrait Academy, both in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Link via Jeff Hayes.