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Journal Entry: Fri May 26, 2017, 7:47 PM
Hey everyone! 

If you've been watching me for a while, you probably know by now I teach on Skillshare and have my classes available on Gumroad as well. But for those who don't know, I love art and I love sharing what I've learned with art lovers like me! Drawing has been my passion since I was a little kid. I remember struggling with my art as a beginner and telling my mom, "When I get this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!" The struggle was real! lol So I always knew I wanted to teach one day to help others through their art struggles too. 

Skillshare and Gumroad have been the perfect ways to share what I know, (and what I'm still learning!), about art. :D


Skillshare is an awesome community. It's one of my favorite places to land on the internet. It's like the Netflix of learning. :) (Smile) When you join and become a premium member on Skillshare, you get instant access to all 16,000+ classes on the platform, including all of mine! :) (Smile) You have access as long as you are a premium member! The class format is also fun because you get to engage with classmates and easily get one on one feedback with fellow students and me. 

I also sell many of my classes on Gumroad! This platform is great if you just want to be able to download individual classes as you need them.
These are great for people who want lifetime access!

I buy tutorials both ways myself, so I wanted to make both options available. 

I already have a pretty good idea of what my Skillshare and Patreon friends would like to see as far as future classes go, but if you'd like to weigh in on your top 3 favorites from the options listed below, let me know!:) 

Happy arting! :D And thank you for hanging with me here on dA :)

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April Channel Challenge!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
:dance: $100 Amazon Gift Card Prize! :dance:


If you've ever joined in one of my Skillshare classes, now is the time to make your class project! :D

Let’s make the month of April a month of CREATIVITY!

In the hopes of fostering creativity, I’m hosting a channel wide raffle! The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $100 Amazon gift card! (Imagine all the art supplies you could buy.. lol)

So how do you enter?

All you have to do is watch any of my classes and then create one (or two, or all) of the class projects! 

Here's a look at the projects you can make:

(More details on each project can be found in the individual classes.)


Basically, if you make and upload 1 of the projects above, that's 1 chance to win. If you make all 7 projects above, that's 7 chances to win! :D You'll be automatically entered when you upload a project.

If you already have a project going in one of my classes, you can still enter! You just have to add on another piece to your current project sometime this month. (& I'll know if it's new or not. ;))

Now, the chance to win $100 is cool, but making these projects will also level up your skills and will prepare you for the classes I have in store this year. Some of them being more intermediate/advanced. :) I say it all the time, but the key to improving in art, I believe, is learning and practicing, learning and practicing... repeat! The classes will give you the information, but then it's up to you to put that information into action with practice. And the class projects are the perfect way to do just that.

So...what are you inspired to learn this month?? What do you want to create this month?

I can't wait to see your awesome projects! :D Please feel free to reach out as you work through any of the classes. I'm so excited to see your works! Happy arting everyone! 

Recap:

:star: Make & upload a class project or several projects (7 chances to win!)
:star: Raffle is open now through April 30, 2017
:star: $100 Amazon Gift card will be given to a student chosen at random!


Character Drawing Class!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 18, 2017, 3:36 PM

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to announce that my new drawing course is finally here! :) Spend your Saturday sketching something fun in Design a Female Character: Sketching Portraits with Pencils :D 

I started drawing these girly characters back in 2010 and I've been drawing them ever since. Over time, my style has developed and changed, but these little characters have always been some of my favorite subjects to draw. I hope you will find character drawing as enjoyable as I do! 

If you join in, please let me know if you have any questions as you work through the class. I'm happy to help and give advice if you need it.

There's also a Class Raffle! Upload your project for a chance to win One Year of Premium Skillshare Membership- FREE!!

So excited! Can't wait to see your wonderful works :D




4am by gabbyd70 Sketch by gabbyd70 Braids by gabbyd70

If Gumroad is more your style, I have the class available for stream and download there as well! Check it out here!

Happy arting to you all :heart:



Now on Youtube :)







Learning Community for Artists

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Wonderful Art

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:32 PM
The talent on this site just blows my mind! lol Check out these amazing artists! Some of my recent faves--

<da:thumb id="617857438"/>  ash 2 by samuelyounart  Until we bleed by Nesskain  Photo Study by Nad4r  timed head sketch 1372 by FUNKYMONKEY1945 <da:thumb id="615531802"/>  Astro Preview! by rossdraws  Captain Jack Sparrow by MartaNael  D.Va by tsuaii  Head Drawing by wawa3761  Blonde by Tsvetka  Lucia by 6kart  Engkanto by Ninjatic  harry potter by Afternoontm  Girl sketch by LeeKent  Sana by samuelyounart <da:thumb id="609644098"/>  And then the sun came up. by PascalCampion  Abbie v3 by Amethylia  Always by mior3e  Black and White by Nad4r  The Jungle Book: Bagheera concept by michaelkutsche  Meroko by Tsvetka  Lana by marcdalessio  Gregoric Breg by marcdalessio  Candy by marcdalessio  Portrait Drawing by wawa3761  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES by wawa3761  Sketch_game of throne by wawa3761  K is for Karma by Nad4r 

Forest by Andead  Above Les Plans, Switzerland by marcdalessio  Drawing of a Sculpture by wawa3761  Golden Maiden by Rustveld  Greyscale Studies by DjamilaKnopf  In the Forest by 6kart Repulsive by Goshun  KevinFriederichs by zacretz  speedpaint#86 by Sylar113  Azure Cove by Wildweasel339  Woodlands by JonasDeRo 


Hello!

Journal Entry: Wed May 18, 2016, 6:12 PM
Thank you all for your sweet birthday messages last week. :aww:
It's crazy to think I joined this site when I was 16 and now I'm 26. What?! 
Thank you all for the support over the years. :hug:

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I now have my clases in two spots for those who are interested in learning with me! :) 

Skillshare.com, a monthly subscription service, where you can get all my classes plus 5,000+ others on the database for $10 a month. Classes are available for viewing every month you pay :)--


 

I also have my classes as stand alone courses now on Gumroad.com! There you can purchase one class "a la carte" and have it for lifetime access in your personal video library--




Check it out! Looking forward to helping you all out when you join in! :D

Best to you all & happy arting!


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Color Workshop!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 28, 2016, 2:43 PM

Hey everyone! :)
I'm excited to announce I just released my new color class on Skillshare! :D 

:star: Color Workshop: The Basics for Artists and Illustrators :star:


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In this class, I'll break down color into it's most basic properties,
so that the element of color is easier to tackle, right from the start!

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I'll be teaching about color tricks, color schemes, and how to create your own inspiring color palettes.
We'll also talk about how colors relate to emotions and moods
and how these ideas can be used in illustrations!
I'll also be sharing practical tips as well as tried and true principles
that will help you effectively use color to enhance the beauty of your pieces!!

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 There is also a class contest! :D I'll be giving away a $30 gift card to the art supplier of your choosing!
You just have to upload to the Project Gallery to qualify. :)

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So excited to see you all in the class! :w00t:

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Color Class!!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 16, 2016, 7:32 AM
Check this out. These middle squares are actually the exact same orange... 

In my upcoming color class, I'll talk about the power of color! 

I'll also be teaching about the properties of color, color schemes that work well in drawings and paintings,
and also how to use color successfully in your designs. 



Color Scheme Ideas by gabbyd70

I'm looking forward to bringing this class to Skillshare in a couple days, so keep your eyes peeled for updates and free enrollment codes! :) 

Until then, happy arting everyone! :D

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Amazing Art!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 3, 2016, 12:11 PM


I'm always amazed by the talent here on dA! :heart: Here are some of my recent faves (well recent since the last time I did one of these features!)
Check them out- You won't be disappointed!
  Altaia Ryael by LAS-T  Passageway by Wildweasel339  lumen by loish  diptych by Vasylina  House of Rejoicing by Wildweasel339  Parrot study by enricocamerra  AZULA! : YouTube by rossdraws  Q by Kuvshinov-Ilya  New House by TomasProchazka Dark Side by DestinyBlue  Alena by avvart  The Fairy Catcher by Wildweasel339  When We Were In Love by sukinahito  Anya by Ni-nig  Cyber Candy Doll n.04 - Illustration by MoonlightOrange  Ani by avvart  Flowers and knife by NewMilky  Simple girl portrait by Amethylia  Teaser by sab-m  Profile. by Fezat1  Grump by lulles  ATI  senpai - illustration by MoonlightOrange I'm fine by Goshun  Ivy Sketch 2 by Wildweasel339  speedpaint#79 by Sylar113  Portrait of Marina Nery by Nad4r  Commission: Elirel by varuvi  Ballaw of the Rambling Rosehip Players! by nicholaskole Magic Morning by Ketka  Child Of Light by hyamei Loading animation_2 by IvanLaliashvili  Portrait blue by medders Monsters friends by webang111 Glowing Horizon by rooze23 Watchmaker house by arsenixc Self-Portrait Nov. 2014 by HoustonSharp The Tribe Kids by Wildweasel339 Elixirs by cornacchia-art    


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Awesome Art

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 29, 2016, 5:52 PM
Please check out all the amazing artists who joined in my portrait painting class! :D I think these are all such awesome, lovely works!! :heart:

                         

More classes to come on Skillshare :) Best to you all and happy arting! :D

Patreon, Classes, and Contests

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 17, 2015, 5:17 PM
Hello  ;)

Just updating my journal with a few new things!

I now offer $3 rewards to patrons!
In addition to all the things I'm giving as $1 rewards, patrons can now also receive monthly step by step drawings & Photoshop brush packs! Yay! :dance:





As just a $1 patron, you will get access to both of my Skillshare classes and much more. 

Speaking of--

I am having a contest in my digital painting class!

CONTEST

I’ll be randomly choosing 3 winners from the Project Gallery of my class! Winners will receive a personalized & recorded paint over critique video of their work!
AND a feature of their art here on my deviantart page! :)

Upload your project by 11:59 EST on Sunday, February 28, 2016 to qualify!

You can join the class here or on patreon for just a buck. : D
Also, if you joined the class and uploaded, please let me know if you would like a feature here. Would love to show your work! :D

Princess by gabbyd70



Anyway, thanks so much for reading : ) Hope you all are well and making lots of lovely art XD 





Fantastic Artwork! :D

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 11:30 AM

Here are some of my recent faves :heart: I think these are fantastic! :D

<da:thumb id="542115044"/>  Awake by Goshun  Drawn into Darkness by aqueous-transmission  Soft Sway 30 x 40 By Robert Hagan by robert-hagan  King of Thieves by medders  Bonfire by catbib  Off to fish and hunt by chichapie <da:thumb id="498039094"/>  still life study by catbib  Royal Den Mother by Wildweasel339  forget-me-not by catbib  The Ballerina by William-Oxer  Hex by Charlie-Bowater  Gaen Vale - Waterfall Area by JonathanKirtz  Dusk by thienbao  Tiger by Vermin-Star  Fairy by Epar3D  XXV by Charlie-Bowater  Sudden Rain    by SnowSkadi  wuxia by rororei  The Last Light by Hestefotograf  Esther by Ni-nig  Abandoned by Goshun  Bowfishing by Miles-Johnston Biotech house by Sedeptra  Beauty and The Beast by postapocalypsia  Gina Commission by dennia  kote by Waldemar-Kazak  Xuan-189 by zhuzhu  Spring/Summer by itslopez  cover by AlexSorsa  Brunhild by aqueous-transmission  ... by aqueous-transmission Pie by Wildweasel339  Grape dragon by GaudiBuendia  Ash by avvart  Memory_of_Yasemin by inObrAS <da:thumb id="541399855"/>  slice among plums by turningshadow <da:thumb id="533259227"/> Medcast Episode 2! by medders Elephant Study by vladgheneli There, She Sleeps by jameszapata Rachael (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec Sunny reflections by FredaSurgenor WHITEBRIDE by Cushart Rondo Of Moon by RuanJia lake by ormeli Kuang Si Waterfall by DrewHopper Follow your dreams by DarkRiderDLMC The begining... by Ninidu surfacing by loish Greenhouse by Tohad Islands by SnowSkadi




Free Commission Winner :D

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 16, 2015, 9:03 AM


Free Commission Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you thank you to everyone who reblogged my piece and entered into this little giveaway. I really appreciate it and I am glad that you all like my work enough to repost :hug: 
Now for the winner......NotTadds!!! :iconnottadds: Woohoo! I'm looking forward to making a drawing for ya : )

Thanks again everyone for taking part! I hope to do something like this again soon. :aww:


Hey everyone, 

I want to make a free character drawing for someone! :)

To enter for a chance to win it, just reblog my drawing below to your favorite social media platform.
:Sketchbook Drawing: by gabbyd70
Reposting in your dA journal works too :D Then comment on this journal with a link to your post.

Have your comments below in by Friday, June 19th, 11:59pm eastern time
& on 6/20, I will randomly select a comment and I will draw a character sketch like this for you!! 


Beautiful Art on dA!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 7, 2015, 7:23 PM
Some of my recent faves :heart: I think these are all amazing works! :D


Flower Ring byFionaMeng by FionaMeng  2014511 by langducn  Astrid Berges-Frisbey (study) by sharandula  sketch crop shot by Kyrie0201  Korra by sharandula  Crone by Wildweasel339  My Universe by Selenada  Blue Poison by Zolaida  Red Velvet Cupcakes - My Version by theresahelmer  Water Lily Dream by Selenada <da:thumb id="496865401"/>  The Garden Gnome by alexgphoto  Spark by WojtekFus  Goblin Shaman by JonasJensenArt  Black Pearl by Rustveld  Communion by Wildweasel339  S E L F P O R T R A I T II by RHADS <da:thumb id="518171074"/>  Landscape 2 by JoshCalloway  Smile01 by crow-god  Keira Christina Knightley by V-Ist  Caramel Macchiato by daekazu  Dont you? by fdasuarez Black Goldfish by Selenada my_sketchbook. by Lady2 Valentine by lieveheersbeestje Through the Mountains by 88grzes Feliz Ano Novo by aaronrisen girl by sharandula Woolfe - Dwarves by boc0 redhead by anna-lakisova    Rough Detective by Kuvshinov-Ilya  Rose tea II by lieveheersbeestje  Love bottle by lieveheersbeestje  Triumph Tulips by KrisVlad Taste the chocolate by Hellobaby 

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





Beautiful Artwork on dA! +fbook and instagram

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 24, 2014, 11:50 AM

Some stunning pieces on dA. I think these works are amazing!! :heart:


 today Junk by Kyrie0201 16 by fangogogo Archer Lady Sibill by Zeronis practice02 by fangogogo Sea Dragon by Selenada Blue-Candy by webang111 008 by superschool48 1 by superschool48 Color by superschool48 Wilhelmina, Quaint Noble by depingo 9294 by ilikeyoursensitivity Wind Blows by hoooook Sam! by Miles-Johnston Leanah by KanchanCollage Janelle by KanchanCollage Mak by EmilySoto Vi Portrait Fan Art by Zeronis Self Portrait by vladgheneli Sorrow. by mkw-no-ossan Timed Head Sketch 852 by FUNKYMONKEY1945 Rob Portrait by dustsplat Pages from my sketchbook by mannequin-atelier How to light Your bust 3 by mannequin-atelier Sketchbook pages by mannequin-atelier Rose by thienbao
Adventure by JordanKerbow watch_your_back. by Lady2 Black Butterfly by Selenada Siren's Cove by Roggles Adrian on the Bass by robrey L by eLfanka Ghostly Sounds by dandelion-field Skulls by zephyr0713 Charlotte by Miles-Johnston Portrait - male/female by DanarArt How to light Your bust - flower power! by mannequin-atelier  Timed Head Sketch 474 by FUNKYMONKEY1945

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Please join me on F A C E B O O K
and I N S T A G R A M to see more of my artwork :D


Painting Practice by gabbyd70      In a Feeling by gabbyd70

Amazing Artworks!!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 25, 2014, 10:23 AM
I haven't done a recent faves feature in forever! Anyway, here are some of my recent favorites from dA. I think these works are awesome! :D
study by kir-tat  Spot by escume  Speedpainting - Aurora by Bea-Gonzalez  Easter Goddess by thienbao  Father Time by alexstoneart  Portrait Study by Wildweasel339  Cloak by Wildweasel339  Img-Kate King by dreamsCrEaToR  Pocahontas - brush pen by nicolasammarco  Ms Hong by Hellobaby  Sarah II by Eman333  comm: paint by littleulvar  In A Dream by miresalaj  POrtret PRactise # by vagab0nda  Watermelon by kir-tat    Magic Book by deerfox-art  Jellyfish by derelictSnowWhite  October Color by JPawlak  Watering hole by RattledMachine  The Pixie King's Crown by UntamedUnwanted Pr. Severus Snape by kyla79 Monolith by hypnothalamus  Sargent 09 by tobiee  Portrait300813 by Rustveld  life drawing 14 6 by catbib  09 6 2 by catbibstudy by catbibOut Of The Sea by escume  Russian Girl Sketch by JimboBox  Jasper by King-Co  Leonardo da Vinci by Morgan-Lou  Avocado by thienbao  Vicia sativa by Morgan-Lou  Zen by Morgan-Lou  Lauren by sahabiha  Still Into You by ShigdioxinWind by xnhan00  AB Con 1 by chamoth143  Return by Wildweasel339



I love seeing the portraits posted to the Skillshare gallery. If you've joined the class and would like to share or just want some feedback, please add your work to the Projects section. I would love to chat with you there! :D Happy arting! :wave:
:star: $19- 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. So once you purchase you will have lifetime access to all the videos and content, for only $19! 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. As this is a lifetime class, I can not guarantee I can be hands on with every student through skillshare. However, 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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There are so many great artworks going up in the STUDENT PROJECTS section of the class. So cool to see! If you joined the class and would like feedback on your work or from me, make sure to upload there. I would love to see! :dance: (also, send me a link so I can put it here) :D
Clara Oswald by nor-reneeMC Bourdua by RetronatorAlan Rickman alias Snape by LelixianaPortrait Practice 1 by GiovyLoCaFang - Final Fantasy XIII (darker version) by artlover-usTauriel from Bilbo the hobbit 2 by Val1121Untitled by morana1511Afghan Girl by Samirakateblehlelele by TitaniumGhost


Thank you for all those who have already joined. The class is finally open! :) I hope you all enjoy and can learn some new things. 

If you would still like to sign up, please do! The link is below. As the class is self paced, you can sign up whenever is most convenient for you. : )

Looking forward to seeing some art in the Student Gallery! :D


Link to class--> :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, lots of reading about how to draw the face, and by studying the works of master artists like Sargent, Bouguereau, Vanderpoel, and Loomis I'm ready to share the most helpful information I've learned with you all! 

Give Me a Blank Stare by gabbyd70  Drawing WIP by gabbyd70  Beehive 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.

Anthony Hopkins by gabbyd70  Harry Potter by gabbyd70  Professor Snape by gabbyd70

This is a self-paced online class. So once you purchase, you will have lifetime access to the videos and material! 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. As this is a lifetime class, I can not guarantee I can be hands on with every student through skillshare. However, you can contact me on your own through dA or email for some feedback on your work :)

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

If you join (or have already joined) and would like a feature of your work in my journal, let me know! :D I want to feature your art as a small thank you for joining in :aww:   

I'm so looking forward to teaching and I can't wait to see everyones' skills grow. 

If you have any questions, please let me know :D Thank you!

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This class will include all the best advice and ideas I've learned about portraits between the making these two drawings--

   Drawing WIP by gabbyd70 :XD: 

Gabrielle

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THANK YOU!

A small thank you feature for those who have joined :hug: :D (If you are in the class and would like a feature, let me know)

Flame of Tar Valon - Egwene Al'vere by endave Reignite by Retronator Nico Robin by theELFknownasErinlee Chibi Girls by nor-renee Dawn by lorelei-melodei Ballet Delicacy by kismetdivineRiding the waves by Reiji-Minato Bombardier Babe by KlunkyBootsSisters by SquirrelGirl15White by BrutalanPetit Croquis Jeune Femme by Val1121drawing based on AlinaSoloviova's photograph by artlover-usCuddly Incoming! T-shirt Design by PuccaNoodles2009Lion dreamer by LelixianaE by Abmot Progression 018 by MysticForgottenMind on Fire by TopOfTheClassMorphine by InfiniteMiller

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Original Drawings for sale!

Journal Entry: Mon May 20, 2013, 12:27 AM

:star: Original art for sale in my etsy store- www.etsy.com/shop/ArtworkbyGab… :D
Paypal, credit cards, and etsy gift cards accepted. 
Thank you to all who purchase my work!


Some pieces currently for sale:

One of the first cartoony works I ever made, Ariel. 

Ariel by gabbyd70


A pencil drawing of an eye that I enjoyed making. : )

.Eye Drawing. by gabbyd70


Flower Girl, original copic marker drawing

Flower Girl.. by gabbyd70


Thank you for the support!! :D I really appreciate it.

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A little feature to show my thanks to buyers. Thank you!! :dance:

If you buy and wouldn't mind a feature, let me know :D


:star: :iconinvaech-levh: Invaech-Levh :star:

In a Sea of Green by Invaech-Levh   Ryokan by Invaech-Levh   Grapes of Eden by Invaech-Levh


:star: :icondarkwonder02: darkwonder02 :star:

Hold On by darkwonder02  Star Boy by darkwonder02   Pollen by darkwonder02