What you'll learn
- The proportions of the face
- How to sketch and shade eyes, noses and mouths
- How to draw a portrait from start to finish
- How to shade skin and hair
- Methods for accurate seeing and drawing
- Basic sketching and shading techniques
This course is made up of my three drawing classes in drawing portraits including: Understanding The Layout of the Face, Sketching Eyes, Noses and Mouths and The Final Portrait, a class that takes you through drawing and shading a portrait from start to finish. If you are new to drawing or if you are still struggling with how to get your faces to look more realistic, these three classes together will take your drawing to the next level.
Each class takes you through real time drawing so you can draw along with me and learn through practice as I discuss what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.
You will learn:
How to break down the structure of the face to find the correct proportions for a portrait
How to draw realistic looking features of the face - the eyes, nose and lips.
The steps for taking a drawing from a starting plan to a fully formed portrait
This is not a character drawing or animation course, instead the focus is on fundamental drawing and seeing techniques which if practiced, will improve not only your portraits but your overall drawing skills. I'd suggest taking these three classes over 3-4 weeks: Complete the exercise in the first class and then spend some time practicing to cement what you've learnt before moving on to the next class.
Portraits are one of the hardest things to master. But this series of classes will teach you tips, tricks and practical methods for drawing portraits to give you the confidence to start drawing portraits on your own.
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate and Improver drawing students who want to draw portraits
Hi, I'm Emily, I'm an artist and an art teacher. After finishing a Masters of Art & Design I returned to the simple joy of putting pencil to paper and just drawing. Since then drawing has become my passion as both an expressive art form and an enjoyable and mindful practice. In 2017, after 7 years of teaching art at university level I started my own school, The Pencil Room, where I teach drawing and painting classes and workshops. From here I developed The Pencil Room Online, to share my classes in a suitable format for online learning.
My approach to teaching drawing is to give my students the skills to draw anything they choose, rather than teaching the steps to drawing just one type of subject. My focus is on changing the way you look at what you see so that you perceive it in a way that can be translated onto paper. Once you can do this, you can draw anything with time and practice.
I love the simplicity of drawing and I value doodling from the imagination as much as realistic drawing. Art doesn't need to be serious, it can be simple and playful. Making art can be fun, challenging and therapeutic and it can change the way you see the world.
Master Art & Design
Bachelor Media Arts