Face Facts - a Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Videos (11m)
    • Introduction

    • Drawing the eyes and eyebrows

    • Drawing the nose

    • Drawing the mouth and ears

    • Drawing the neck, hair and accessories


About This Class

Learn the basics in face proportion while you draw your self-portrait.

Explore the shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and ears, piecing together the individual features to create a framework for your face.

With the framework in place, see how easy it to create a true likeness of you, by adjusting features and adding hair and accessories!

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 your self-portrait drawing, but it will also give you the skills to draw any kind of face well.

Use this class to:-

  • learn the basics in face proportion
  • Learn about the shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears
  • give you the confidence to draw any type of face well

Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to learn the basic principles of face proportion.

With more than a dozen picture books published world-wide my character development series teaches every aspect of character design. Whether you’re thinking about self-publishing, designing a one off character for a project or illustrating a publication. Work your way up through all of my classes for support, inspiration and to up-skill or re-fresh your illustration style.

See you in class J

97 of 103 students recommendSee All

very simple and helpfull, thank you!
Great class. Thank you for another excellent class.
Very simple and clear instructions on face construction.





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator


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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide. My illustration classes share everything that I’ve learnt over the years illustrating picture books.

So if you're interested in illustration, character development, visual storytelling, learning how to draw with more ease and confidence...and of course, picture book illustration, then follow me!

See you in class :)