Mr. Fowkes is a remarkable artist and teacher. His DVD on Portrait Drawing was very well presented and the technique demo was amazing and thorough. I did not feel like it was all a mystery at the end of the DVD. It was up to me to get busy as I had the principles and the tools with which to work. I felt confident that I had direction, goals and enthusiasm for drawing in this manner. All I can really say is that I wish I had studied under Mr Fowkes as a college aged art student – things would have been very different for me. Yes take the course – you will not be disappointed.