Face Facts: Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:20
    • 2. Drawing the eyes and eyebrows

      2:18
    • 3. Drawing the nose

      1:33
    • 4. Drawing the mouth and ears

      3:42
    • 5. Drawing the neck, hair and accessories

      2:22
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About This Class

Learn how to draw a face ... starting with you!

Learn about the shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears, and how to piece together individual features to create a framework for your self-portrait. Adjust features, add hair and accessories and discover how easy it to create a true likeness of you! 

Nina offers a multi-sensory experience learning to look, feel, understand and then draw your face step-by-step. This class shares key information that will have you, not only completing a self-portrait, but it will also give you the skills to draw any kind of face well. This class is suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to learn the basic principles of face proportion.

In this class, you will ...

  • learn the basics in face proportion
  • learn about shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears
  • gain confidence in drawing any type of face well

Interested in character design? 

Below is my series of Skillshare classes that walk you through the entire process of how to illustrate a character from start to finish. Use this series to either brush-up on a particular skill or work your way through, for a comprehensive guide.

Nina's Skillshare Character Design Series

  1. Face Facts: Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait
  2. Face Shapes: Draw a Series of Character Using Simple Shapes 
  3. 101 Guide to Drawing Eyes
  4. Emoji Me: The art of Facial Expression
  5. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part One
  6. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Two
  7. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Three
  8. Draw a Circus of Characters: Exploring Body Shape and Proportion
  9. Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life
  10. Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture: Design a Picture Book Character From Start to Finish
  11. Watercolor Magic: One Character Five Ways
  12. Illustration Masterclass - Exploring Technique and Style
  13. Learn to Use Procreate: Design and Illustrate a Bear Character