A Beginner's Guide to Fantasy Portraits with Pastel Pencils

Emma Jane Shaw, Hobby Artist

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9 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      2:09
    • Materials

      3:03
    • Portrait Sketching Basics

      5:22
    • Pastel Pencil Techniques

      3:45
    • Reference Material

      3:24
    • Concept Sketches

      3:26
    • Refining Your Sketch

      6:43
    • Colouring Your Sketch

      9:34
    • Conclusion

      0:24

About This Class

Whether you are new to drawing or have enjoyed sketching and working with pencils for many years I encourage you to try my class for a familiar yet new sketching experience. In this class you will learn basic tips and techniques for drawing portraits and working with pastel pencils. At the end of the class you will have completed a fantasy inspired portrait with pastel pencils and coloured card. I can’t wait to start this journey with you all. Let’s start creating!

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Love your portraits
Clear and precise instructions both visually and verbally. I used to work with pastels in the past but have forgotten all the techniques i previously learned. This is a nice refresher and i cant wait to get started on a project.
Many new techniques. I enjoyed drawing on colored card and combined with the tips and guidelines of this class I was able to create a dramatic image. I recommend this class for fun as well as learning how to be a more versatile artist.

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Emma Jane Shaw

Hobby Artist

Hi, my name is Emma and I'm an artist from Australia currently living and working in Canada.

I've been drawing since I was little; art was always my favourite subject at school. Growing up I considered pursuing a career in the creative industries but fear, lack of confidence and competitiveness got in the way of that. So I pursued other things; I was a dance instructor for a time, did some travelling and volunteering, and went to university, all the while bringing out the old s...

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