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Portrait Drawing The Smart Way

Lessons and Exercises for Drawing Accurate Portraits
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 55m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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“Portrait Drawing The Smart Way” is a complete video course on drawing portraits designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through “easy to digest” modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course lays the foundation required for success with portrait drawing.
Let’s face it. Portrait drawing can be intimidating to some. You sit down to draw a representational drawing of a person and something goes horribly wrong along the way. You’re not sure what happened, but you know that the drawing you just created just doesn’t quite look like the person. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be case. With a bit of knowledge, practice, and few “secrets” used by the pros, accurate and realistic portrait drawings can be created by anyone – including you!

It doesn’t require talent to create amazing, lifelike portraits. It only requires knowledge and practice. This course gives you the knowledge required to create accurate portraits by exploring the “ins and outs” of each feature, the underlying structure of the face, how light effects the form of the face, strategies for locating facial proportions, and techniques used by artists and illustrators to ensure accuracy every time.

This course has been designed to accelerate learning by teaching to many different learning styles. Not all of us prefer to learn from watching videos. Some of us prefer to learn from books as well as videos. Each course module includes an illustrated ebook that corresponds with the video. Every step and concept is clearly illustrated and described in each downloadable ebook. The ebooks are a fantastic compliment to the comprehensive videos.

You will learn

✓ Draw portraits with accuracy that actually look like the subject.
✓ Draw facial features from a variety of angles using a methodical approach that can be applied to any subject.
✓ Use a combination of graphite and charcoal to develop realistic skin textures and convincing facial features.
✓ Draw realistic eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and hair.
✓ Apply multiple strategies used by professional artists to draw portraits with accuracy.
✓ Apply knowledge of basic facial proportions to create drawings of any portrait subject they wish.


• You should have the desire to draw life-like portraits with accuracy.
• While it helps, drawing experience is not required. No assumptions are made and every aspect of portrait drawing is explored in detail.

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn how to draw accurate portraits.
• Beginner and Intermediate art students will love the simplicity and clarity in which the lessons are presented.
Illustrator and Educator
       Hi, I am an illustrator and educator.  As the founder and instructor at TheVirtualInstructor (website), I am able to help thousands of people all over the world realize their dreams of creating quality art.  My illustrations have been featured in numerous publications and my work can be found in many private collections.  Although I am an illustrator, my true passion in life is teaching.  I have been teaching for over ten years and I am lucky to have helped so many people achieve their goals of creating art. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 55m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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