Portrait Art: How To Draw Faces

Morgan Swank, Illustrator

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8 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:43
    • 2. Supply List

      1:16
    • 3. Choosing Your Photo

      3:18
    • 4. Gridding Your Drawing

      4:56
    • 5. Shading Techniques and Drawing Your Grid

      7:23
    • 6. Outline Your Drawing

      4:27
    • 7. Shading Your Drawing

      5:54
    • 8. Shading Hair and Finishing Touches

      5:41
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About This Class

This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to draw a face from a photo and have it really look like that person. While I share the basics of pencil portrait art, it is also in depth enough for the intermediate to advanced artist. 

In this class you will learn:

  • What tools are needed to create a pencil portrait
  • How to pick a good photo for drawing
  • How to get an accurate outline
  • How to create smooth skin tones
  • How to draw hair ( For more on hair, check out my follow up class here!)

Please note that I draw in inches, but you can easily convert to centimeters! I have attached a conversion chart in the class documents to make it easy! 

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