The Selfie: Create a Portrait with Colored Pencils

Lindsey Bailey, I make things.

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7 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Gridding

    • Outline

    • Coloring/Rendering I

    • Coloring/Rendering Completed

    • Closing


About This Class

1. Class Description:

In this class, artist and illustrator Lindsey Bailey will teach you to render a life-like self portrait using colored pencils. With endless color possibilities, colored pencils are an amazing medium for achieving photo realism and depth. Less messy than traditional painting, you will come to love the ease of use, flexibility, and control colored pencils have to offer!


You will learn to:

  • Pick your paper. Ditch boring white paper, and go wild with beautiful, toned papers!
  • Use the grid method to transfer an outline to your paper. This will serve as your guide as you color.
  • Use the colored pencils in layers for optimal color, value, and depth.

Along the way, you will also learn some of my favorite tips and tricks including the use of markers for increasing time efficiency. This class is perfect for students of all skill levels. Get ready to put your best face forward in this selfie challenge!

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Lindsey is a natural born instructor! She provides clear instructions, tips, and visuals to provide her students with all they will need to begin creating their very own colored pencil selfie portraits. I didn't want the videos to end. I wanted more, more, more teaching videos from Lindsey. Thank you, Lindsey, for spreading confidence to your students that we, too, will be able to make a colored pencil portrait we can be proud of.
Lille Diane

~artist, musician, & creative instigator~





Lindsey Bailey

I make things.

29. Artist. Graphic Designer. Photographer. Mommy.