Portrait Art: How To Draw Faces

Morgan Swank, Illustrator

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8 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      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 ( 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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very good learning vids....keep itup...
Great tutorial, very insightful!
is excelent the explain and steps to follow.

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Morgan Swank

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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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