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Face Shapes - Explore Character Using 9 Simple Shapes

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • Draw kite shaped faces

    • Drawing heart shaped faces

    • Drawing rectangle shaped faces

    • Drawing oval shaped faces

    • Drawing round shaped faces

    • Drawing square shaped faces

    • Drawing teardrop shaped faces

    • Drawing heptagon shaped faces

    • Drawing oblong shaped faces

    • To finish


About This Class

Draw fun faces using simple shapes that will inspire a library of characters for future projects.

Explore character using the kite, heart, rectangle, oval, round, square, teardrop, heptagon and oblong shapes. See how some shapes are more successful than others when trying to depict a specific age, gender or personality type for your character. 

Use this class to:-

  • experiment and 'play' with your own style of drawing faces using shape as your inspiration
  • give you the confidence and try new ways of drawing faces
  • create a new set of faces to add to your portfolio of character ideas

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.

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Hi Nina, this is the very first useful class on character development..very clear and fun, it will inspire my sketchbook! thanks!
Love Your classes Thankyou.
Nina calmly guides us through a series of exercises exploring the diversity of character and look that we can achieve in each of the 9 basic face shapes. Great fun, easy to follow, and illuminating.





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, winning some awards along the way.

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