Drawing Portraits: from start to finish | Sharon Mapuvire | Skillshare

Drawing Portraits: from start to finish

Sharon Mapuvire, Anything Is Possible

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7 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Drawing portraits from start to finish

    • 2. First the eyes

    • 3. Now...the lips

    • 4. Then the nose

    • 5. Filling in the face

    • 6. How to draw hair

    • 7. Finishing off


About This Class


Easy to follow breakdown of how to draw and shade a portrait in pencil. I will show you how to shade each feature from the eyes, to the nose, lips and hair. You can do a feature a day or all in one sitting, all you will need is paper and pencils.

What You Will Learn :

  • How to draw facial features
  • The technique of shading in as you blend to create a 3D effect
  • The layered process of drawing hair.

What You Will Need :

  • One blank of paper
  • 3 types of pencil if possible: a mechanical 0.3mm pencil; an HB pencil and a 2B pencil. Or you can just use an HB pencil for the whole portrait.
  • A portrait picture to trace, I am drawing this picture for the class.You can print and trace your picture using a lightbox, or the window.





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Sharon Mapuvire

Anything Is Possible

Hello everyone, my name is Sharon Mapuvire and I'm a freelance fashion designer based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Skillshare team invited me to be a part of the teaching community and I felt it would be a great platform to share my skills and talent because I have developed ways of creating designs through computer programs in easy ways applicable to anyone. Making it possible for anyone to design whatever they have in mind without ever knowing how to draw.

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