Design a Female Character: Sketching Portraits with Pencils
What you'll learn
- How to draw character eyes
- How to draw a cute nose
- How to draw lips for female characters
- How to use a variety of lines in your work to make your art more interesting
- How to create a visual story with your characters
- How to set up your character's facial proportions
- Ideas for accessories and hairstyles to make your character more unique
- How to approach drawing simple expressions
- How to draw a girl stylized
- Pencil and paper are the bare necessities. You can add to your drawing tools with erasers, a white gel pen, and other drawing tools as you decide you want to work more on your drawings.
- We will be working feature to feature in this course and I show all the steps I take with a variety of examples. Beginner artists are welcome in this course!
Learn how to draw cute female characters with pencils!
What we'll cover in class:
Essential materials for sketching characters
How to get nice variety in your line work
How to draw eyes
How to draw cute noses
How to draw cute lips and smiles
How to draw a female character in front view and three-quarter view
How to draw a variety of hairstyles
How to draw stylized characters
How to draw characters with cute proportions
How to easily draw subtle expressions with just two features
Techniques for drawing hair
How to create a story with your characters
Ideas for accessories, hairstyles, and expressions
You can draw! Learn how to draw beautiful, fun, stylized characters!
What will I get when I purchase this class:
Approximately 1 hour of straight to the point video content
Class practice worksheets to help you solidify the information
Step by step printouts
Reference sheets for examples
Helpful diagrams for quick reference
A direct line to me to message me your drawing concerns
About this class:
Have you ever been interested in drawing female characters, but didn’t know where to begin? If so, then this is the class for you.
In this course we’ll dive into the process of sketching cute female characters with pencils and paper.
First, we’ll walk through materials and pencil techniques. Then, we'll break down sketching the face, feature by feature, in easy to follow steps.
Even if you're a beginner, by the end of class you'll be able to draw female characters with ease!
This course is full of worksheets, step-by-step guides, videos, tips, and references to help you learn to draw female characters.
By the end of this course, you'll know how to draw a variety of eyes, noses, lips, and hairstyles that you can then work into endless combinations.
Why learn with me:
I've been sketching and drawing for over 20 years and I still love it as much as I did in the beginning. I have a passion for art, but I also have a passion for teaching art.
I've had the pleasure of working with many companies over the years, including Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, XP-Pen, Huion, Ohuhu, and more.
I've taught thousands of students how to improve their drawing skills and character illustrations and I'd love to help you on your journey of learning too. Let me share with you the essential drawing techniques that have taken me years of study to figure out!
If you've always wanted to learn how to draw characters, but didn't know where to start, then join in today to learn how to easily sketch stylized female faces.
What if I am an absolute beginner?
In this class, I try to get into the mind of a beginner and how it felt when I was first learning. So if you're a beginner, feel at home. I think you will be surprised to discover what you're capable of!
I've taught thousands of beginner artists how to draw characters and you can do it too with lessons and practice!
What materials will I need for class?
To get started, the bare necessities are a pencil and paper.
As you get more into drawing characters however, you may want to expand your toolset. In that case, here are my recommended materials that I love to use when sketching characters.
0.3 3H Lead & 0.3 Draft-Line Pencil
0.5 4B Lead & 0.5 Staedtler Pencil
Other Pencil Options: Pro-Matic MC5 or 2B Pentel Lead & 0.9 Draft-Line Pencil
Smooth white paper is great, I like HP Premium Choice LaserJet Paper
Sakura Electric Eraser
White Gel Pen
Blending Stumps, Q-tips, or Tissues for blending
How will this course help me in my life, personally and professionally?
Sketching stylized characters I've found is very fun but also therapeutic. Drawing helps you enter into an almost meditative state at times, helping you forget worries you may have. Drawing characters can be a form of creative expression and a way to communicate ideas and emotions visually.
If you have an interest in animation, comics, or game design, knowing how to draw characters can be a valuable skill and may lead to opportunities in those fields.
How is this course taught?
This course is taught in English with overhead video tutorials, slide presentations, and visual guides. You will also receive worksheets to help you solidify what's being taught in the class.
I typically teach by sharing the overall idea and concept first. After that, I typically demonstrate the ideas through an example. Then I share a worksheet or project idea and how you can put the concepts into action through practice.
My name is Gabrielle Brickey! I'm an artist and teacher, and today we're going to be drawing stylized female characters.
The question I get asked more than any other in my art is, how do you draw faces? Little faces are so much fun to draw. So I'm really excited to teach this class.
Today we'll be learning two basic but essential views: the front view and the three-quarter view.
You'll learn all the basics you need to know to make an endless variety of cute female character portraits. You can use any pencil and paper you have on hand to get started. But I'll also share with you all the materials I love to use. We'll talk about line quality and review the essential proportions of the human face. Then we'll dive right into the process of sketching female characters.
I'll show you step-by-step how to draw eyes, how to draw noses, how to draw lips, and how to draw hair. I'll show you how you can easily make your characters come to life with expression, and how you can add little accessories to give your character a story.
I believe even if you're a beginner, you can walk away from this course with a piece you can be proud of.
I'll share tons of worksheets, tutorials, tips, and references along the way so you'll feel confident drawing female characters.
Are you ready to start creating your very own, hand-drawn characters? Join today! I'd love to help you on your journey of learning to draw.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for all levels of artists- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
- This class is packed with many examples in under an hour. I want to give you as much information in as little time as possible! So there are many sped up demonstrations. If sped up video content is not for you and your prefer real time examples, then a different course may suit you better.
Ever since I was a little kid I would always have a sketchbook in hand. Drawing everything from little fashion girls, to my cat, to celebrities... anything and everything. I had a passion for art and I was always encouraged by others to keep practicing. So I did.
I dedicated myself to serious art study, attending more workshops and classes than I can count. I studied with professionals artists, riffled through countless art books, studied the masters, and I've learned from my mistakes and successes through practice. And with all this study and practice, I developed my skills and I grew as an artist.
But I still remember how it felt in the beginning...
Struggling with my art, I remember telling my mom, "When I get this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!"
The struggle was REAL. I would get so frustrated with myself in my art because I just couldn’t figure out how to make things look realistic, how to shade, how to blend, which colors to use where, how to paint someone’s likeness, etc. Because of this, I always knew I wanted to teach one day to help others through that struggle too.
I didn't get the opportunity to until 2013 when I made my first online art class. I was hesitant to jump into teaching at first, but I gave it a shot. Sixteen classes later, it's safe to say I have a new passion.
I absolutely love teaching. My approach to teaching is: there are no secret tricks I'll hide from you. If there is something that I have felt has pushed me forward in my art, then you can be sure it will be shared in class and explained to the best of my ability.
In my classes, I try to get into the mind of the beginner. I try to remember how I felt when I was first starting out and all the struggles that came along with learning new ideas. From there, I build upon the basics, so as a more intermediate or advanced artist, you should still feel right at home in class.
I believe beauty is found in simplicity, so often I try to share basic art fundamentals and principles that can help us in making more beautiful art.
The exciting thing is, I know I'll never be finished learning. So there's so much more to come. I’m so excited to learn more about art. And when I do, you can be sure I’ll share what I learn with you.
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