Draw a realistic portrait with pencils

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Today might be your lucky day! Because today, we're going to learn about portrait drawing with pencils.

Some background: I've drawn thousands of portraits after going to the St. Lucas college in Gent (Belgium). My artistic abilities were at the next level, meaning: Realistic sketches became more important. Since then, I've taught classes in several countries and have earned a side-income by going to fairs and sketching portraits.

Portraits are actually not that hard once you get the gist of it. Your attention to detail and your focus on the right techniques are all that matters, combined with a little practice and some experience. The more you do it, the better you get at it. In this video series, I will show you what you need to pay attention to most. The pitfalls, mistakes, emphasis on certain aspects or facial features... these will all be revealed in a video selection with me as your somewhat humorous narrator/instructor. I will have sped up most of the videos so you won't fall asleep, because I like to get to the point and not waste your time too much. After all, after you see me do it, it's time for you to start your own little project, isn't it?

So be sure to get these videos if you're eager to learn something new, improve your art skills and create beautiful portraits like the one I made from my wife's photograph.

I will see you inside the course!

Basic knowledge
  • Willingness to learn and practice drawing skills
  • An eagerness to draw better
  • An open mind

What will you learn
  • Perfecting and speeding up your work
  • How to draw teeth, eyes, noses, and hair
  • Paying attention to details
  • Smudging and sketching
  • Create contrast in your drawings
  • Choosing the right pencils
  • Draw a realistic portrait with pencils
Course Curriculum
No of Lectures: 12 Total Duration: 00:57:40
Stephen McGinn – December 15, 2020

Very interesting and explains the methods well using narration over the videos. Should prove to be very useful. Thanks.

Ahilan – July 23, 2020

Excellent course that teaches you how to draw, techniques, and styles. The course it taught by an artist who has the experience to walk you through illustrations step by step.

Justin Matmor – April 10, 2020

Loved the course! The training was well structured, entertaining and of course very helpful in helping me learn about drawing portraits. Although I am a complete newbie, I now have the confidence to attempt to draw my very first portrait of myself!!! The course is perfect for a beginner like myself.

Sonia Ward – September 22, 2019

The video sound quality is so poor it is difficult to follow instructions so the course is of v little value to me. Short videos 11 often the headings are confusing. Try some where else for portraiture I gained little from this learning.