Pastel portraits with Procreate | Cécile Yadro | Skillshare

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Pastel portraits with Procreate

teacher avatar Cécile Yadro, Digital & Traditional Artist

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Your project


    • 4. Color theory

    • 5. Practice with a nose

    • 6. Drawing the rough sketch

    • 7. Refining the sketch

    • 8. Coloring big shapes

    • 9. Refining colors

    • 10. Coloring eyes and mouth

    • 11. Coloring hair

    • 12. Coloring shirt

    • 13. Background

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About This Class

For this class you'll need an iPad, a stylus and Procreate. If you're using another app to draw you can still follow along, adjusting accordingly. 

This class is for all levels, if you don't know how to draw you can still trace the drawing. 

The class is about learning the importance of value over colors. Color is like the cherry on cake, and any color is correct, as long as the value is correct. Knowing this, you can use any color you want for skin tones: blue, green, yellow, red, purple!

I'll talk a bit about color theory, and especially how to use the color picker in Procreate.


Then we will practice a colored nose with accurate values so you understand well the process of choosing the right colors. I’ll show you how to blend the colors to get this soft pastel look.

Then, go for the full portrait!

I'll show you how to draw the portrait from the reference photo, or you can choose to trace if you prefer.

Then we will place the colors, taking care of color temperatures and values. I provide 5 different color palettes that you can use, depending on your style.

I'll show you how to place the colors, how to make nice transitions between colors.

The class is made with a 12B brush provided to download in the resource section, but it can be achieved with any other brush you like!

So, ready for a colorful portrait?


Meet Your Teacher

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Cécile Yadro

Digital & Traditional Artist


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Bonjour and welcome to my Skillshare page !

I’m so happy you found me! I’m a French artist, both digital and traditional. I love drawing and painting portraits, landscapes, still life... art is an endless journey, I hope to help you with my beginners friendly classes.

You may want to subscribe to my newsletter about gouache. 

If you are a gouache painter or willing to be, join us in our Facebook group 'Gouache Painters' for more fun!

I post a class per month, more or less:

- Procreate classes

- Gouache classes

- Sketchbook classes 

I would love to see you in class!

&... See full profile

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