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8 Videos (36m)
    • Introduction

      0:37
    • Materials and References

      3:37
    • Anatomy

      1:04
    • Expressions

      1:54
    • Sketching

      10:22
    • Shading

      7:32
    • Adding Details

      9:45
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:12

About This Class

Enhance your drawing skills in this easy to follow, step-by-step course!

In this class you will learn about materials and techniques used to create realistic drawings. This class project will revolve around drawing one of the most interesting features of the human face: the eyes!

Gabrielle will guide you through the anatomy of the eyes as well as share tips on how to achieve a variety of expressive emotions. You will learn measuring tricks to help with proportional accuracy, shading techniques, and blending methods that will help you create realistic pencil drawings with ease.

If you find yourself saying, "But I can't even draw a stick figure!" - no worries. By the end of this class, you will be armed with the skills to draw beautiful, realistic eyes.

To learn the full portrait drawing process, enroll in Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits!

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great tips for beginners!!! amazing teacher!
Fun watching Gabrielle draw beautiful eyes; I tried to draw along with her but my effort is not worth sharing. It's a good class. I'll watch it again and have another go once I am better able to make the pencil do what I want it to do.
This helped tremendously. I've NEVER drawn eyes this good and I want to watch and take this class again because I didn't even print out a reference or have all of the materials. Definitely going to rewatch this many times to improve thank you! :)

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Gabrielle DeCesaris

Portrait Artist- ArtworkbyGabrielle.com

Gabrielle is an exciting artist who is gaining attention in the art world.

Her love for exploring different materials has made her proficient in creating artworks using a variety of mediums, including charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil paints, markers, and digital media. Her distinctive style has garnered her numerous commissioned works as well.

Gabrielle has an Associates Degree in Visual Arts. In college and in her training with art professionals, she has taken a variety of art courses, including two and three dimensional design, color theory, portraiture, figure drawing, and painting.

Devoted to her craft, Gabrielle is always pushing her skills and learning new techniques by creating art every day. She is also currently a member of a life drawing group, where she practices painting with a live model and fellow artists. 

Driven by the amazing qualities of the human form and face, Gabrielle hopes to record the beauty of life in her art for others to enjoy.

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