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Drawing Pencil Portraits – Basic Techniques and More

Learn to draw beautiful realistic portraits as well as sketch less detailed ones.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 10m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This class will teach you how to draw and sketch beautiful pencil portraits.
After taking this class, you will gain technical knowledge and you will also know how to apply this knowledge into action! You will be presented with unique exercises that will help you to advance with your skills even further.
You will learn:

1st part:
•Which materials you are most likely to need and how to use them
•The basics of facial measurements and facial anatomy
•The basics on how to see the face as three dimensional with the help of shapes, shading and facial planes
•How to construct the eye, nose, and lips from scratch
•How to render a portrait using a photo reference from measuring to the last detail
2nd part:
•Construction of the head
•Head proportion and measuring
•Basic shading
•Hand flexibility

You will learn

✓ Drawing Portraits
✓ Pencil Portraits
✓ Pencil Portrait Fundamentals
✓ Pencil Sketching
✓ Drawing


• Little to no knowledge on drawing faces

This course is for

• Beginner Portrait Drawing
• Intermediate looking for expanding knowledge
• Beginner looking for pencil portraiture guidelines
• Beginner Looking for basic portrait fundaments
Artist and Illustrator
I have always loved drawing with a pencil, especially faces. As a little kid, I used to draw celebrities and my family and friends would always like my pictures and encouraged me to create more. As I was growing up, my passion radiated towards fantasy and surreal topics and I also started experimenting with watercolor and other different media….so one can say I’m a mixed media artist.
I have not attended any art school or a long term class, therefore, I’m a self-taught artist.
As I believe that anyone can learn anything by themselves, I would love to inspire people and help them out by sharing my knowledge by teaching.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 10m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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