Drawing Portraits: The Layout

Emily Armstrong, The Pencil Room

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7 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction To The Class

      0:59
    • 2. How I Teach And Why

      2:26
    • 3. Explaining The Structure of the Face

      2:51
    • 4. The Project: About Drawing The Layout of Your Own Face

      2:11
    • 5. Exercise: Drawing A Generic Face

      9:15
    • 6. Drawing the Layout of Your Own Face

      10:59
    • 7. FinalThoughts

      1:08
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About This Class

In this class you will learn about the general guidelines and proportion for drawing a portrait from a front-on position. The human face typically follows a general pattern in the way the different features of the eyes, nose, mouth are laid out. We will sketch the layout for a generic face together and then take a look at the layout of our own faces for the project.

This lesson is about the technical framework for starting a portrait and goes right back to basics, so we wont be completing a finished portrait but you will gain useful information and experience for applying to your own work. 

Ive attached a free guide to the general layout of the face in the Class Project section. Draw along with me in real time to process the information and to practice as you learn!

This class is suitable for complete beginners or artists wanting to improve their portraiture.