Design a Female Character: Sketching Portraits with Pencils

Gabrielle Brickey, Portrait Artist -

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15 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Materials

    • Line Quality

    • Proportions

    • Drawing Eyes

    • Drawing Noses

    • Drawing Lips

    • Subtle Expressions

    • Drawing the Head

    • Drawing Hair

    • Adding Accessories

    • Video Demonstration

    • Photographing and Scanning Your Work

    • Tips and Closing Thoughts

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About This Class


Have you ever been interested in drawing stylized female characters, but didn’t know where to start? If so, then this is the class for you!

In this course we’ll dive into the process of sketching cute female characters with pencils. We’ll walk through materials and pencil techniques, then break down sketching the face, feature by feature, in easy to follow steps. In this class, even beginners will find that they can draw female characters with ease!

This course is full of worksheets, guides, tutorials, tips, and references to help prepare you for drawing female characters — with loads of video demonstrations to help you solidify the information, while watching it in action! 

By the end of this class, you will know how to draw a variety of female eyes, noses, mouths, and hair styles that you can then work in to endless combinations. 

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This class give very thorough steps and easy techniques on how to improve your drawing even if you don't have the high quality art supplies. It also provides a worksheet that you can print out and practice on your own. I can't wait to go into how to draw hair and other of the teachers' classes.
Gabrielle breaks down seemingly complex projects into simple, easy to follow steps. Her advice helps give portraits a lot of interest and interesting detail.
Really great course, I've been looking for a cute/beautiful style to learn from and when I saw the instructor's style I knew i had to take this course. She breaks the important parts of the face one per lesson, explains the general shape and shows an example of how to do it, and the tips in the lasts lessons are totally on point.





Gabrielle Brickey

Portrait Artist -

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