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8 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Intro.

    • 2. Eyebrows and Eye

    • 3. The Nose

    • 4. Top Lip

    • 5. Bottom Lip

    • 6. Hair

    • 7. Hair p2

    • 8. Making Sellable Art

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About This Class


Learn how to draw beautiful portraits using nothing else but pencil colours. This class is the second of a 3 part video series that will be demonstrating how to use pencil colours to draw portraits. For this class we will be focusing on the facial features. The eyes, nose, lips, teeth and even the tongue. This is a step-by-step class breaking down the techniques and process to drawing faces.

What You Will Learn :

* How to draw and colour facial features 

* How to make the features look dimensional and realistic

* How to also draw hair and define the strands

What You Will Need : 

* Standard pack of Pencil Colours

* Pencil

* Eraser

Link of reference image

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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 easy ways of painting and drawing portraits. Making it possible for anyone to start painting portraits today. 

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1. Intro.: Hello, everyone. And welcome to drawing sellable arts. And this class we're gonna cover how to draw a picture it using colored pencils gonna show you how to draw the eyes, eyebrows, the nose, lips, team and even the hair. Then afterwards, I'm gonna show you how you can take your portrait transferred onto multiple products and turn it into sellable art. Oh, you need a colored pencils. Play a sheet of paper. Let's get started. 2. Eyebrows and Eye: I'm just gonna quickly do the left eye, and then I will demonstrate how to draw an I using the right eye. Selim, it's short the side quickly. And now I'm gonna show you how to troll an eyebrow. He starts by drawing strokes. Quick strokes for the little hairs that are slanted. I applied and I thought, like my eyebrows, I know where I'm drawing. And then inside I drove the slanted jokes off hair so they're, like, leaning in a direction minor leaning towards the left side. And I'm using a dark brown. The stock brown that I am using is from the fabled Castle color pack. And then I'm gonna go back in, do the exact same thing with a black. This helps to make the strands stand out so that you eyebrow looks more realistic. So I just go over with a black wherever I just want to fill in. Doesn't really matter. And then you go back again with that Doc Brown. And now I'm gonna shade in the spaces in between where I'm seeing whites. I just softly shade in with my Doc Brown. Now I'm gonna do the opposite side. Same thing. Slanted quick strokes and then over here slanted. And these ones are slanting towards the right side and it's really good. Teoh, draw the strokes quickly and sort of likely do not press hard, because when you draw quickly, it gives us with Penis. That is perfect for drawing hair. So joyous jokes pretty quickly. And I am joined from a reference image. So I'm just following my image. I'm just following the I brought the eyebrows that I'm seeing in my image. See, you can do the same thing too, if you want to follow with me and draw the same girl that I'm drawing. The reference image link is below, so you just do it clean. And as you can see, my strands, they're not too close together. So draw them in a way where it's free and you can still see the space. So you still see the whites coming through. Don't draw them to packed together because you will fill that space up when you shade in. And then I'm just gonna go back in and I'm gonna fill that I brought up. And with my nude skin tone color, I just color ways. See space. It's Now we're gonna move on to our I and I start off by out sliding my eye with a black and then I want to draw on my lashes. Same things. Slanted strokes. And if you this is if this is the first video that you're seeing from this Siri's, that is a previous video that teaches how to draw skin. So for this class, I'm mainly focusing on the facial features and the hair. And then for the third video, we're gonna draw portrait from start to finish. So I got my lashes and I've done the bottom the I and I'm gonna try in corners you can see the corners of your eye usually a pink. I'm using a red tone brown because they shadow and I just leave little areas unshaded. And then you have your creases below you. I, I should know, actually called increases more like lines. You have lines below your eye. And now I'm just gonna use my white to fill the the white of my eye, and we're gonna start to troll the I and I'm not quite sure, but I think Irisin Redstone is the same thing, but she'll get what I'm trying to say so I start off by drawing my pupil. That's the black shaded circle, and then from the pupil, you'll have strokes that will come out and they'll move towards the edge to the edge off the iris. Iris is filled with color and my eyes are brown. So I'm using two different tones off brown, dark brown and a lighter brown. And I leave a certain area on the I completely unshaded, so it looks like light is hitting the I. So explain again from the pupil is black when you have these little lines that come out from the pupil towards the edge off the retina, the iris and face your eyes when you use the white full the inside of your eye, the whites of the eye people in that end using a white pencil color, and now we're gonna place the shadow on the sockets above your eye. You have the crease, you have your eye crease. You draw that in with the Doc Brown like this, just follow to see on your reference image, and then you place Smith shadow. I used to read tone brown to just accentuate the crease and then I'm gonna place my shadow and then little place my shadow on the corner with the outside off the I and above the crease said I didn't place any shadow on the left, only on the right, on the outsides. And then I blend it all in The reason why only place shadow on the left side, just above the I between the I and the crease is because if I play shadow all across, it will make the I look flat. I want that I look like its three d You know, I'm gonna just do my lower lashes just quick Struck's. So just make sure that you've placed shadows where you see shadows when you look at your picture and right below the it is always a little bit of shadow there and place your shadows of Call your shadows really like the so that you can build on its instead of starting super dark 3. The Nose: now we're gonna doing nose and I start off with the Doc Brown and the black. I'm going to color in the inside off the nostril on both sides. And then I'm gonna add some skin tone nude color on the left side, off the nose, color in the nose, in the dark brown Linna ads right on the edge. So when you're doing your nostrils so you have the inside that's black and right on the edge of the nostril, you add some dark brown, and then you add the nude so it goes from news to dark brown to black. And then with the Doc Brown, I am adding some shadows on the side. Off the nose on the left side's like that's and I blended all in with the whites, and when you join your nose side of the places toe at the shadow, usually the shadow moved from the bottom off from the top and the sides, and you want to leave the middle shaded in lights Lee on every area, whenever you're doing the nose, for example, on the left side, I place shadow on the bottom and then on the top and then in the middle. If you can see it's shaded and pretty likely, and I just fill up the rest of the nose with the new to skin tone color, and I go back in with my dark brown for the shadow and I blend with my whites. The blending brings everything together and makes it look smoother. And this nudes color is from the straggler color pack, but just color in and in the center, off the nose, right on the top. There I leave a completely in colored going across to the rights nostril and please shadow on the bottom, moving up. So it's almost like molding knows. And when he used a peach to bring out, um, the rosy nous of the the pink tone that is on her nose and I blended in with the whites. It's a place you strongest shadows on the nose, on the sides off the nose. Do not place the shadows on the bridge or in the middle. Always put too strong a shadow on the sides off the nose. Because if you start to place a lot of shadow on the bridge, then you will get lost and you won't come out great, but I still up with the with the nude color right across just filling in in, making it more saturated and always leave an area in the centre completely and colored. I'm gonna place my shadow on the side of the off the nose, closer to the eye, and I'm gonna blend that and avoid using any black When you're placing shadows on the nose . I just use a Doc Brown. The nose can be really tricky is that you have to be careful about how you see the inner and be constantly blending. Makes everything looks smoother and the motion for the shadows When you're using a dark brown, do it like in a circular motion and I'm gonna just finish off the rest off the face off the cheeks more like clean. And it placed some shadows right on the corner here by the nose and by the cheek. Gonna add a little bit of peach and then I blend everything in 4. Top Lip: for my lips I'm gonna use a peach, a rosy pink, a nude, a magenta pink a lights brown And I'm going to start by outlining my top lip with a peach And then I have the slight brown This brown is from the favorite castle color pack. And it has an interesting tone because it has this golden poker tone to it. And I'm just gonna line the bottom off my top lip with a Doc Brown on using a Doc Brown from the Stadler color pack. I'm drawing these tiny curved strokes all across the top lip from the bottom on the bottom of the top lip just joined us curve strokes all across the lip. And then I'm just going to shade in. I'm gonna use the peach first. I want to use a rosy pink, but a peach is better to start off with, and I just shade right in all over, and then I'm gonna go back in with the slights, Brown rights lining the bottom, and then I'm gonna blend it all in. So this is my base color the peach, because I want to lives to look pretty natural. She doesn't have any lip gloss, a lipstick and with the rose pink, a goal right over the peach. I start by outlining the top lip, go back and outlined the same thing with the light brown. And then I still up color the rest off the lip with the peach. I'm feeling I'm feeling the whole top lip completely and with the roast pink. I go right over the peach and I shade right on top and I blended in. So this is pretty much the process and the method I'm gonna be using for the lips. I'll have my base, which is the peach, and then I'll have a pink that goes on top and I'll blend it in here. I'm using the magenta just to make the corner off the top, lip more saturated and then the nudes helps bring all the pinks together and makes it look more natural. And I blend, so when you coloring in lips, you want to use at least two or three pinks or shades off the same color. If you want to use reds, used two or three different types of reds. It makes the lipstick more realistic because naturally our lives and not just one tone or one color with the Doc Brown. I'm gonna place my shadow underneath the top lip like on the bottom of the top lip, and it continued coloring in with my rosy pink. And I'm following my reference image. That's all I'm doing. So those tiny strokes that we shoot to begin with, I just go back in with the duck brown and I make them stronger or doctor, and I just continue coloring me with my peach and I blend. He's my magenta pink to just add a little bit off color close to the centre right here off the top lip. I'm just copying and following my reference image. So wherever I'm seeing an indentation, I am using a magenta to make it very clear. 5. Bottom Lip: I'm gonna do my lower lip and I'm just gonna lying the lower lip with the light brown and then I'm gonna shade in with my peach. With the lower lip, you usually always will see places with the light hits suit. It's best to keep certain areas completely and colored in the lower lip. I'm gonna lying the top of the bottom lip with a dark brown and then I blend and then with the magenta pink, I'm just going to stop shading in and the corners and in between and the nudes to bring out that's realistic tone and with the rose pink, a shade right on top. So remember to leave areas completely and colored, it's very important. And I'm just gonna draw these strokes curved strokes with the roast pink. You have these little lines on your bottom lip if you look at lips. So I'm gonna draw those lines with the rose pink all across in with my peach. So on the bottom, I chose to use the roast pink to draw in those lines instead off a dark brown like I did with my top lip, because I want them to be softer in the bottom lip. And also because for the top lip these shadow that comes from the bottom, that's why used Dark Brown for those lights. And now I'm gonna draw in my teeth and my tongue because her mouth is open and then now can start to color in when it starts to color in the tongue with the rose pink and then the corners off the mouth I'm gonna color with a black So so corners of black and in the middle will be pink with the tongue and in the teeth will come out over the tell men I just use a Doc Brown for besides off the tongue And I'm using a gray to lying my teeth and not to black A black is too strong Somebody used a great and I'm gonna blend I'm gonna fill in the color the teeth with the whites and blends with a little bit of the great that I used to like my teeth so that there's a little bit of shadow on the teeth and I'm using my magenta to bring out certain areas on my tongue. Go back in again with the roast pink. So when drawing, see to be very careful. Just use very, very, very minimal amount off shadow. I don't even like, use the black on the teeth because it might come out to dark, use a gray. And then, of course, the whites. I'm just fixing my shadows. Make a share. Everything is correct with my teeth and the corners off the mouth, and then that sets. 6. Hair: I'm gonna start to drool my hair on the left side's I have placed a blank a sheet of paper right over the face of that. My hand does not smudge the face. Some just gonna outline my hairline with a Doc Brown And I'm just gonna shaded in in different areas and then all blended out, some two shading across just randomly all across. And then I add adding some black. So when I look at my picture, I'm looking. Where do I see black? And at black? Where do I see Brown and I police? Brown? That's basically what I am doing. And I'm not defining anything I'm just shading in. And I left that little area with whites because I see an area of whites on my reference image someone a color that in with whites. So So. So once that's done. Now I'm going to start to shade in between Like where I love to Dwight. I start to shade in, and then I go back with my black and I start to draw strength all across. So I guess just lying to just drawing in these quick lights all across for the strands with the black. So just to recap, I started by just shading in randomly with no randomly by just nuts in a defined away with the brown and then the black. And then I go back again and I shaded in with a with the brown in between like this. And then I'm gonna go back again and over that with a black, and I'm gonna draw these lines. And those are the strands some just lining my hair a color in between with the Doc Brown. Just go over that again. I want to make this line, doctor, so it's over it again with the dunk brown a color in between whole across. Thus, when I go back of my black and then I draw in those trends. So it's really simple and pretty straight forwards. So you either have to layers or three layers, See if it's three layers to settle for the Doc Brown, and then you go over it again with another live dark brown, and then you draw in your black strands of its two layers. It's just dark brown, and then those strands with the black. And this is the method that I'm gonna be using for my hair. You just show those strands in and I'm following the direction off the hair. As I see it's on my reference image here here is slightly curled and calls outwards, So I'm just trying to create that impression. And in order to draw hair that is curled, you will have shadows on the edges of the outsides. So on the left side, on the right side of the black in the middle, be brown, and then it gives that effect that the hair is curled or curling outwards. Sisi in the center here I'm coloring with the brown, but then on the inside of the left and the right side on both sides have shaded in with a black. And then I just go over color with my Doc Brown and on the side of the face is pretty black because of the shadows. So I'm just gonna line back with the black and here I'm going to use a gray because I don't want it to look to whites. There is a bit off white on her hair like light falling on the hair, and wanted to look to Whiteside just mixed in with the gray and then with the black draw over the strands. Quick, swift, curved strokes just like that and you could see gives the impression that the hair is curled out, his curling out and you do a quick clean so the white is more for the shine. Also, the shine on the hair here I'm just drawing out strands, and it has been any direction on them on the edges because it's like it gives the hair movements. If you do it in different directions like it's being blown or it's flowing, I'm gonna add some more strands with my pencil. Just draw in more strands, and you see just Jewish just quickly and in different directions that color in with my black. And if you look where I had colored in with white and the great, it really does look as if there is like a shine to the hair, so the key to drawing hair is to layer. You need to have your base color, and then you draw your strength on top off that base color, and your base colors can be two different base colors or just one minimums gonna blend that to create a little bit more shine around here also, and also gives a rounded effects to the hair right there when you place the the white in the center. Oh, and one more thing, Teoh. Also keep in mind when you're drawing strands cues, a really shop pencil color. Make sure your pencil color is shopping defeat, drawing a strands with a black. Just make sure that's sharpened all the time, that sense like butts. 7. Hair p2: Now we're gonna finish off my hair by drawing the right side. I am gonna just lie in the hairline, acclimates, And then I'm gonna fill this up with skin tone color, and I'm going to draw those little hairs that you see along the hairline and little draw them using a Doc Brown. They're these diagonal strokes coming from the hair lion going towards the foreheads, and I blended out with the nude pencil color and I go back in with the Doc Brown and I read drawer the little strands on a place some shadow here that is cast over by the hair. And now we do the same thing as we did with our left side. I cut up a color with, um with the doc brown all across in no defiant manner, just shading right across. And then I start to define my strands with a black. So I've shaded all the way across and then with the black, I'm gonna add more strands and I'm gonna play some shadow on the side of the face and I'm blending the black with the brown. I draw the strands right on top off the duck brow shading and I blend with a whites. So you just continue this technique of this method throughout with your hair, drawing first with the dog brown, then going over with the black, defining your strands in those spaces that you see the white spaces. You go back in your shade, those in with a dark brown and always blending with a white pencil color. 8. Making Sellable Art: Okay, so I've transferred my portrait into photo shop, and I I removed the background using the magnetic, uh, last or two or the magic wand also works, and you just select around your image, and then I placed in your background right below, and you can also place a colored background. It could just change the colors and you'll have your color background. And then I added to what color flowers that I had scans and cut around them and then place them right on top off my off my image here and Addison text. And this text is bakery fund, So I just typed in a added a gold foil texture to it. So you just go to Google and type gold foil, and you make sure you select large undersize and they're always open and check just to make sure it's really good quality. It downloaded, and then I move it to my file and a police on top, and then I flats in my text file. You can flats in its by merging it with a new layer, or you can rest. Arise it right over here. It's under filter, rest arise and then turn it into a clipping mask, and you can easily move it and resize it. However you want to do it, and this layer of the sample is actually much more smoother than what I used. I made a copy off. It's a multiplied to just to make it darker, and the what I used before is more grainy, ammo crushed, if you can see. And I raised in certain layers certain letters. If I felt like the lighting wasn't writing one letter, which is to place on the layer and all off the layers are multiplied except for the bottom . So makes its more and more doctor. And then you just change and play around with the Pace City and I did another copy. I changed my background out of the flowers, basically the same flower, but just like rotated differently resized. And he used the magnetic tool right around and just cuts in a place in photo shop. So it's really simple how you can do this. You can use brightness, contrast levels, curves, vibrance, you situation to make you image better, and then you transferred onto different multiple products on red bubble or on society sex, and that's it guys. Thank you for joining me in my class and police check out my other classes that I have and thank you for your support.