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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? gabbyd70.deviantart.com/journa… 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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lastchance-000 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I enjoyed your SkillShare course! Glad to find you here. :)
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sncia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist
BEAUTIFUL artwork. I hope you don't mind that I've used one of your draws to practice. You can found it here: sncia.deviantart.com/art/Sketh…
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is AMAZING!
Thank you for existing!
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your art is simply amazing. Wow!
Blown away!
Terrific! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. It's inspiring. God bless!
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AdmiralMunches Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
simply lovely gallery. i love that a lot of it is very clean and simple. :D
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery! :la:
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iDivai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Your art is inspirational for me and many more
. Simply Stunning Junko Enoshima (Kawaii Neko) [V5] 
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JCee911 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery of art!
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WhiteButler1618 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are one of the best drawers in the history of ever!Racing Girl Emoji (My life) [V4] You alone could create a stunning piece that no one ever could. Bravo! Question: Do you take commissions? If yes, message me back please
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Tima-Kamishiro Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
very pretty gallery Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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Denshichi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're the best artist ever.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcakecookieplz: :iconcakecookieplz:Happy belated birthday! :iconcakecookieplz::iconcakecookieplz:
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Emberblue Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hope you had a beautiful birthday!!!!!  :party::cake:
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lunarecitta Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
happy birthday! ouo
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KION-ART Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! Hug Have your cake and eat it too Have your cake and eat it too  Party 
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khawroukhogonay Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy bday and have a blast...enjoy and take care..:D
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hi Gabby,
I am late but...
Happy Birthday!
The best wishes of Love and Health!
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shankar2302 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday birthday cake 
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Andrea365 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:squee: :squee: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :squee: :squee: May God bless you and give you health and happiness in your life!!!!!I hope that you enjoy your day with your family and friends!!! :D
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ibo007 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that your birthday is great, cause it is a good reason to celebrate. And for that I say:-
Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! May all your birthday wishes come true. Let this day be full of joy and celebration. I hope that today is the beginning of another wonderful year for you. Don’t look for a heaven in the sky. Make your own heaven right here.
Blowing out another candle should mean that you have lived another year with joy and you've made this world a better place. Make every day of your life and every candle count. Have a delightful birthday!
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