Face Facts – a Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait Free class

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Videos (11m)
    • Introduction

      1:20
    • Eyes and Eyebrows

      2:18
    • The Nose

      1:33
    • Mouth and Ears

      3:42
    • Neck, Hair and Accessories

      2:22

About This Class

Learn the basics in face proportion while you draw your self-portrait.

Explore the shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth and ears, piecing together the individual features to create a framework for your face.

With the framework in place, see how easy it to create a true likeness of you, by adjusting features and adding hair and accessories!

Nina offers a multi-sensory experience learning to look, feel, understand and then draw your face step-by-step. This class shares key information that will have you, not only completing your self-portrait drawing, but it will also give you the skills to draw any kind of face well.

Use this class to:-

  • learn the basics in face proportion
  • Learn about the shape, size and placement of the eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears
  • give you the confidence to draw any type of face well

Nina's character development series and is guaranteed to help you on your creative journey, uncovering new possibilities.

Suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to learn the basic principles of face proportion.

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For me as a beginner in drawing. it was interesting and useful. thanks a lot!
Another really informative class by a great teacher. :)
Very clearly explains some simple, yet effective basics to drawing faces. It has changed my life!

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Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide. My character-based illustration classes share everything that I’ve learnt about picture book illustration over the years.

Check out all of my classes to learn the tricks of the trade.

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