Portrait Art: How To Draw Faces

Morgan Swank, Illustrator

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8 Videos (34m)
    • Skillshare Intro

      0:43
    • Supply List

      1:16
    • Choosing Your Photo

      3:18
    • Gridding Your Drawing

      4:56
    • Shading Techniques and Drawing Your Grid

      7:23
    • Outline Your Drawing

      4:27
    • Shading Your Drawing

      5:54
    • 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

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Amazing!!
Sharosh Zia

Artist/Dog Lover!

You’ll get a great, concise teacher sharing excellent, simple techniques to improve your skills. I also loved that she talked about how to keep a fresh perspective on your drawing, and that reviewing and changing is part of the process.
Kari Burns

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow...

great drawer, great advice! Thanks!

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Morgan Swank

Illustrator

 

Hi! I'm Morgan Swank and I am an accessories designer and freelance illustrator! I live in Richmond, VA with my corgi Ginger. 

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 as I explore a variety of subjects in pencil and marker.

Want to keep up with the latest illustrations?  Check out my Instagram, and let's b...

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