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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

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

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GiovyLoCa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes, I agree with the others, this class was and still is the one I didn't regret to follow online. :clap:
I wonder if there will be another one soon? Maybe with pastels/colored pencils? I'd love to join. :heart:
itznikki530 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This class has helped so much. I always refer back to your videos when I need help with the face. 
rajdeepkotian Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just Joined Your Class :) Excited to do some sketching
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Awesome! Thanks so much for joining in :) Please feel free to post in the student gallery if you make something or have Qs
rajdeepkotian Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wish You A Very Happy Birthday Gabrielle Have loads of fun :)
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
thanks a lot!!
NomiArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Do you plan on doing classes past pencil and charcoal, like in pastel?
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I do :) Actually about to put up a poll soon to see what people want to learn 
Kooky1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just joined, have been admiring your work for ages, I cant wait to learn! Thankyou for this! :) 
gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
awesome! thanks so much for joining in! I hope you are able to pick up some new portrait drawing tips :D
If you have Qs, let me know. 
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