Stylized Likenesses: Create Illustrated Portraits Premium class

Linda Vuorenvirta, Illustrator, Animator, Designer

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12 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

      1:32
    • Class Project

      1:38
    • Choose A Style To Aim For

      4:39
    • Choose A Medium To Work With

      1:41
    • Analyze Features

      5:36
    • Analyze Hair

      2:14
    • Analyze Details

      1:59
    • Consider Your Findings

      3:03
    • Consider Colour

      1:35
    • Tips & Tricks 1

      1:26
    • Tips & Tricks 2

      1:42
    • Conclusion

      0:38

About This Class

Do you want to draw portraits like a comic book artist or cartoonist? This is one of my very favourite art subjects, and I would like to help you get started drawing stylized portraits too!

You'll hear about levels of stylization, working mediums, how to analyze distinctive features of a portrait's subject, which features might be best to include in your portrait, considerations about colour, and tips and tricks to add to your arsenal. 

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Attributions for photos and illustrations used
(Anything without an attribution below should either be public domain or my own creation. If you notice a mistake I've made in attribution, please let me know and I will correct it!)

Video: Choose A Style To Aim For

https://dribbble.com/shots/204746-self-portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/258437-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/531810-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2452076-Self-Portrait-Illustration
https://dribbble.com/shots/766489-Fast-self-portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2322398-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2553608-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2646213-Self-portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2543270-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2237327-Dimensions
https://dribbble.com/shots/2591005-First-Shot-Self-Portrait

https://dribbble.com/shots/2611155-You-Know-What-It-Is
https://dribbble.com/shots/2185734-Happy-Blind-Sad
https://www.behance.net/gallery/35665745/Winter-Self-Portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/32303829/Portfolio

https://dribbble.com/shots/479255-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2652855-Thank-you
https://dribbble.com/shots/1989514-My-self-portrait-in-Pop-Geometry-style
https://dribbble.com/shots/1944636-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2465104-Self


Video: Analyze Features

Face shapes

https://flic.kr/p/dbL6z1
https://flic.kr/p/oUsaU
https://flic.kr/p/dziN81
https://flic.kr/p/Psj2S
https://flic.kr/p/7xU4zZ
https://flic.kr/p/95Ss3V
https://flic.kr/p/dYmNXv
https://flic.kr/p/ngxyhX
https://flic.kr/p/eUr5bA
https://flic.kr/p/pi75DH
https://flic.kr/p/dg9KnH
https://flic.kr/p/s6wkJz
https://flic.kr/p/6rBkEg

Eyes

https://flic.kr/p/7PNMBE
https://flic.kr/p/6QsFEu
https://flic.kr/p/92wp85
https://flic.kr/p/555ZxN
https://flic.kr/p/rjUWr
https://flic.kr/p/f5QY4G
https://flic.kr/p/5B8iet
https://flic.kr/p/4xAWRX

Brows

https://flic.kr/p/9ga1D

Noses

https://flic.kr/p/dDfjiy
https://flic.kr/p/7FqMAg
https://flic.kr/p/2H1Nzh
https://flic.kr/p/vYvyJ
https://flic.kr/p/asdUqU
https://flic.kr/p/8yrysG
https://flic.kr/p/bbakoe
https://flic.kr/p/5LGvWT
https://flic.kr/p/dJruXu


Video: Analyze Details

https://flic.kr/p/cs9f8S

Video: Consider Your Findings

https://flic.kr/p/rRYERB

https://dribbble.com/shots/328255-self-portrait-stamp
https://www.behance.net/gallery/32972389/Self-portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Lady-Bug/8278461
https://dribbble.com/shots/2256114-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/1823951-Sketch-Self-Portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/988399-Self-portrait
https://dribbble.com/shots/2355594-The-Okay-See-business-card-illustration


Video: Consider Colour

https://www.behance.net/gallery/33317209/A-Self-Portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/36473285/self-portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/9115241/Self-portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/8812395/PORTRAIT
https://www.behance.net/gallery/34640017/Self-portrait
https://www.behance.net/gallery/36185445/Self-Portrait-

https://dribbble.com/shots/974959-Howdy
https://dribbble.com/shots/2395865-Self-Portrait

20 of 22 students recommendSee All

Enjoyed the class; was informative and well-presented. Good tips provided at conclusion of class.
Really enjoyable class that gave me a lot of good ideas.
Not only is she a great artist, but Linda also is aware of the little things that are important with drawing yourself and defining your style. Short but sweet class.
Shawn Williams

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Linda Vuorenvirta

Illustrator, Animator, Designer

I'm a creative type from the Helsinki area of Finland. I illustrate, design, animate, sew, craft, bake, cook, and just generally try to create something every day!