Drawing Practice - 4 simple steps to draw a portrait | Tim Balhatchet | Skillshare

Drawing Practice - 4 simple steps to draw a portrait

Tim Balhatchet, Artist

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6 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction

    • Step 1 - Shapes

    • Step 2 - Main features and linework

    • Step 3 - Value and tone

    • Step 4 - Detailing

    • Summary


About This Class

In this class, you'll be taken from a blank page to a finished portrait pencil drawing. I'll be using a photo reference for this and breaking the process down into a few simple steps. I want this to be as accessible as possible, and help you to feel more confidence wherever you are on your artistic journey.

This is aimed at anyone who wants to have a go, but mostly beginners who want to build their confidence. Most of all, it's about encouraging you to enjoy drawing! Portraits are great fun and with these steps you can create something amazing from any reference in around 30 mins to 1 hour.

To get the most out of this, I would encourage you to draw along with me using your own photo (or copying mine if you want to). All you need is a pencil and some paper, plus a picture of someone you would like to draw.


Throughout this class we will look at the following

  • Some basic facial proportions
  • Creating a light baseline sketch
  • Placing the main features
  • Building up details by adding values
  • Tips and tricks to make your life easier

All music by www.bensound.com 





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