Simple Realistic Drawing For Beginners | Nadia Dias T. | Skillshare

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Nadia Dias T., Realistic Drawing Artist

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10 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Grid Technique

    • 5. Light, Shadow and Dark Values

    • 6. Layers and Graphite Blending

    • 7. Eyebrows and Hair

    • 8. Cover Large Areas

    • 9. Details and Finishing Touches

    • 10. Recap and Conclusion

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About This Class

Have you ever wondered how artists could draw portraits so realistically? And wondered how you could draw like them? If you have, then this is the right class for you!

In this class, you will learn all the basic skills necessary to reproduce realistic images, based on a reference picture that I will provide you with. Throughout this class, you'll learn how to:

  • Use your materials and the effects you can achieve with each one
  • Use the Grid Technique to sketch out your reference. 
  • Read Light, Shadow, and Dark Values in your reference
  • Use Layers and Graphite Blending Techniques to easily reproduce the values in your reference.
  • Add texture and details to make your piece more realistic like drawing eyebrows, hair, and adding highlights.



This class is suitable for beginners and offers a simple workflow for creating realistic illustrations. To demonstrate the process, I'll be drawing a realistic face portrait though the main principles and techniques present in this class can be applied to any form of realistic illustration

Follow each lesson and you will be able to create your first realistic drawing in no time! So let's get started — see you in class!