Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits

Gabrielle DeCesaris, Portrait Artist

17 Videos (1h 11m)
  • Materials and Techniques

    • Materials

      03:25
    • Pencil Techniques

      02:17
  • References

    • Choosing a Reference

      03:01
  • Proportions

    • Proportions and Measuring Tricks

      04:44
  • Sketching

    • Sketching

      04:12
  • Planes and Light & Shade

    • Planes, Light & Shade, and Edges

      05:51
    • Start Shading

      04:12
  • The Eyes

    • Learning the Eye

      04:35
    • Sketching the Eye

      03:51
    • Shading the Eye

      05:24
  • The Nose

    • The Nose- Anatomy and Planes

      03:05
    • Sketching and Shading the Nose

      03:39
  • The Mouth

    • The Mouth

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      03:13
    • Drawing the Mouth

      05:53
  • The Ear

    • The Ear

      06:02
  • The Hair

    • Drawing the Hair

      04:47
  • Drawing Tips

    • Tips for Success

      03:07

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About This Class

Drawing is an art that is accessible to anyone. Originally a self-taught artist, I learned so much through practice alone. However, through studying tutorials posted by peers online, taking classes with professional portrait artists, and by studying the works of old masters, I’ve been able to reach a new level of knowledge that I would love to pass on to anyone willing to learn. I... Read More

Gabrielle DeCesaris, Portrait Artist

Gabrielle is an exciting young artist who is gaining attention in the art world. While proficient in creating her own images using charcoal, graphite and pastel, she also explores other mediums including oil paint, markers, and digital art. Her disti... Read More