Stylized Likenesses: Create Illustrated Portraits

Linda Vuorenvirta, Illustrator, Animator, Designer

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12 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:32
    • 2. Class Project

      1:38
    • 3. Choose A Style To Aim For

      4:39
    • 4. Choose A Medium To Work With

      1:41
    • 5. Analyze Features

      5:36
    • 6. Analyze Hair

      2:14
    • 7. Analyze Details

      1:59
    • 8. Consider Your Findings

      3:03
    • 9. Consider Colour

      1:35
    • 10. Tips & Tricks 1

      1:26
    • 11. Tips & Tricks 2

      1:42
    • 12. Conclusion

      0:38

Project Description

Create A Stylized Self Portrait!

Using the information I have shared in this course, grab a mirror or photograph of yourself and translate your likeness to a self portrait.

There are no restrictions on art style, although maybe using photorealism would escape the purpose of this course!

There are also no restrictions on which medium you can work in: you can use traditional mediums like pencils and paints, digital mediums like Photoshop or Illustrator, or combine any number of these.

For some great inspiration, I recommend searching for self portraits on websites such as Dribbble and Behance. That's where I got most of my example portraits - at least the ones which I didn't draw myself!

Speaking of portraits which I drew myself, here are my three self portraits from the class thumbnail, showing how I translated one likeness into three different styles.

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