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Hello all :wave: I'd love to teach another class, but what would you like to learn from me? :) 

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Hello :D I'm looking to teach a new Skillshare class soon. Any interest? And if so what would you like to learn? More portrait, still life, general drawing?… Feel free to share your ideas with me if you'd be interested in learning. :)

My first class is packed with information! So if you are interested in portraiture, please check it out!

:star: Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits :star:

Seven years ago when I was struggling to learn portraiture, I remember saying to my mom, "When I "get" this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!"  So here we are, seven years later and I'm ready to share the knowledge I've discovered!

After years of studying with professional portrait artists, by reading tons of books on how to draw the face, and by studying the works of master artists such as Sargent, Bouguereau, and Vanderpoel, I'm ready to share the most helpful information I've learned with you all!

Anthony Hopkins by gabbyd70 Drawing WIP by gabbyd70 Professor Snape by gabbyd70
Through videos, images, and easy to follow project steps you will learn how to make a great portrait. In my skillshare class, I will walk you through materials to use as well as how to pick the best reference photos. Then we will start sketching and I will teach you how to accurately draw the portrait using gesture and correct proportions. I will then share the knowledge I've learned from professionals on the planes of the face and light and shade. Blending and shading will of course be covered. I will also walk you through how to draw the eyes, nose, mouth, and hair and all the common mistakes you should try to avoid when drawing these features. Finally, I will teach you how to make your drawing really special with finishing touches.

All along the way I will be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques I've learned. This class will be packed with information and will help bring your drawing skills to the next level! This class will be great for the beginner as well as the intermediate or advanced student. 

In this class I will share knowledge about portraiture in general and it can really be applied with any medium! So if your favorite medium is say charcoal, digital paint, pastels, watercolors, etc. this class will still have tons of useful information you can apply to your portrait work. 

Eye Drawing by gabbyd70 Pencil Drawings by gabbyd70 Light and Shade by gabbyd70

This is a self-paced online class. You can use this class to get started on your own pencil portrait. Then share your project in the student gallery for feedback from classmates all over the world. I will be active in the classroom providing feedback whenever I am able. You can also feel free to contact me through deviantart if you would like a critique on your work.

If you have any questions about the class, please don’t hesitate to ask! Hope to see you there! :D


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mikschmity Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an INCREDIBLE artist and your gallery is unbelievable. You've been blessed with an incredible gift; thank you for sharing it with us.
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smarie12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Woah you are an amazing artist im in love with your gallery!!! Your style is so beautiful and unique!!!
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DanielPencil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Your skills are getting more and more awesome over the course of time! You're awesome c:
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lollipop1301 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member
Wow....All the paintings are FANTASTIC. In some of them, I can't differentiate that is a photo or a painting.
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after-rain-falls Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing art!
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berk007 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
extremely awesome work, i love it.
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tfZanben Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice gallery! :D
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Roman-Stevens Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Great work, love you stuff!!
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HaiaShouster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Wow!  You have amazing gallery!!!
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Redsterfish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Yo gabb wassup?
Pencilshade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so sad, that you put some deviations in my favourite list in storage? why? :(
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BeppasCreations Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
5 In 1 Hearts -FreeToUse I love your art! Great work!5 In 1 Hearts -FreeToUse
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lisawlawla Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
ur so amazing I just have to watch you :noice: :rainbowfrog:
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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
You really have an OUTSTANDING gallery! Very interesting!
Congrates and Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 2011
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi Gabby.
Late but Merry Christmas!…
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ktcorchado Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
god bless your talent.
the female faces are so beautiful... u kill me woman
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loriean Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Really nice works! 
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DanielLemke Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is really an inspiration, many of mine are based on your portraits that you draw!!!
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Jazz197 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hey those are some pretty good looking drawings you madeClap  dont forget to watch my gallery too 

hope to see you again:D (Big Grin) 
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SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Hello I am holding a Contest for talented people and was wondering if you wanted to join…
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