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!
Link to class--> Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits
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!
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.
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
Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits
If you join (or have already joined) and would like a feature of your work in my journal, let me know! I want to feature your art as a small thank you for joining in
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 Thank you!
This class will include all the best advice and ideas I've learned about portraits between the making these two drawings--
A small thank you feature for those who have joined (If you are in the class and would like a feature, let me know)