Faced With Fear: Conquering Your Fears of Illustrating Faces | Constructing The Face | Melissa Lee | Skillshare

Faced With Fear: Conquering Your Fears of Illustrating Faces | Constructing The Face

Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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6 Videos (14m)
    • Introduction

      0:50
    • Constructing a Proportionate Face

      5:36
    • Exploring Exaggeration

      3:58
    • Reference Recommendations

      1:34
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:07
    • Intro

      1:22
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Welcome to another session of Faced With Fear: Conquering Your Fears of Illustrating Faces! Throughout this series, illustrator Melissa Shaw guides you through the fundamentals of drawing and coloring feminine and masculine character portraits, from using basic shapes and line to build features to generating and implementing beautiful skin tone palettes.

In this class, Melissa demonstrates how to construct a proportionate face, and shares some helpful tips on exploring the possibilities of how to exaggerate the features for cartooning. Understanding the construction and proportion of the face is the first step towards designing successful characters.

The aim of this series is to provide you with the building blocks and knowledge you'll need in order to feel more confident in your ability to tackle drawing and coloring faces.

All levels of skill are welcome! 

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Melissa Lee

allow yourself to fail before you succeed

Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm a designer living in the forests of Northern California. I'm currently in the process of becoming a full-time freelancer and art licenser, but in the meantime, I'm cultivating my love of sharing what I know, and encouraging others to nourish their creative side. I love patterns and character art and watercolor paintings! And also bees. I'm endlessly inspired by animals and nature (whether living today or extinct), science fiction and fantasy, sp...

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