Portrait Art: How To Draw Faces

Morgan Swank

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8 Videos (34m)
    • Skillshare Intro

    • Supply List

    • Choosing Your Photo

    • Gridding Your Drawing

    • Shading Techniques and Drawing Your Grid

    • Outline Your Drawing

    • Shading Your Drawing

    • Shading Hair and Finishing Touches


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


41 of 43 students recommendSee All

Since I am new to this art, I did get a lot out of this class. I will go to Pixlr.com us the grid system. I want make a drawing of John F. Kennedy for the new postage stamp coming up this year. Thanks, FESsr.
Very clear and helpful.
I went to art school and found this video more helpful than some of my drawing classes! I appreciate your attention to detail. Great lesson! Thank you!





Hi! I'm Morgan Swank and I am an accessories designer and freelance illustrator living in Richmond, VA.

I first fell in love with drawing as a little girl and have never lost my passion to create. I began developing my skills as a portrait artist and my work has continued to evolve into an emphasis in fashion illustration.

You can follow my artistic endevors on my website - morganswank.com.