Drawing and Painting Portraits: A Guide for Artists | Gabrielle Brickey | Skillshare

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Gabrielle Brickey, Portrait Artist - ArtworkbyGabrielle.com

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12 Lessons (2h 19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Basic Forms and Proportions of the Head

    • 4. Gesture Drawing

    • 5. Anatomy of the Head

    • 6. Conceptualizations of the Head

    • 7. The Features

    • 8. The Features Continued

    • 9. Painting Demonstration

    • 10. Time-lapses and Tips

    • 11. Saving and Sharing Your Work

    • 12. Closing Thoughts

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About This Class


In this class, you’ll learn how to draw and paint the human portrait. Using the iPad Pro and Procreate App, I’ll walk you through my process for making lifelike portrait drawings and paintings.

We’ll talk about how to simplify the head into basic forms, making this complex subject easier to understand right from the start.

Then we'll talk about the basic proportions of the head, the important anatomical landmarks on the skull, and how we can create beautiful, rhythmic gesture drawings.

After that, we’ll go over the three main conceptualizations of the head seen in portrait-making today.

Finally, we’ll look at each feature of the face. I'll share tips for painting eyes, noses, mouths, ears, hair and more!

Worksheets are included to help you solidify the information, as well as numerous demonstrations, so that you can see the ideas in action!

If you love portrait drawing, or if you're interested in learning more, join in today and discover how rewarding painting the human portrait can be!