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

Melissa Lee Shaw, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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5 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      1:03
    • Reference and Materials

      1:37
    • Understanding Typically "Feminine" Facial Features

      5:56
    • Drawing Demo

      5:51
    • Closing Thoughts

      0:26

About This Class

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Welcome to the first session of Faced With Fear: Conquering Your Fears of Illustrating Faces! Throughout this three part series, illustrator Melissa Shaw will guide 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 first class, Melissa will take you through her drawing process, focusing on typically "feminine" features, and demonstrate how to draw a character turnaround. 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.

You don’t need any prior illustration or character design experience for this class, and no software is required. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil, and 15 minutes!

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Short tutorial on how to get you started with drawing faces!
Wonderful class ! Thank you so much !
Love this class! Melissa is very supportive and thorough, and breaks the face down to simple shapes. Highly recommend!

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Melissa Lee Shaw

allow yourself to fail before you succeed

Hi! My name's Melissa (Missa) Lee Shaw, and I'm an illustrator and watercolor painter from Northern California. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and it's all I've ever really wanted to do. I started teaching myself how to draw digitally in 2010 when I got my first tablet, and since then I've had a growing fascination with the digital art world. It's pretty rad. I graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a BA in Studio Art and a focus in the Electro...

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