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.