Portrait Drawing Facial Features: 6-Week Online Course


8 November – 13 December 2023

Time: Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm (UTC+1)
Medium: Pencil
Level: All Levels

All classes are recorded, so you can replay and watch at any time from one week to the next!*

My live streaming classes guide you step-by-step in real time through the portrait drawing process, explaining the method, techniques and materials that I use, and allowing you to draw along in tandem with me and ask questions on the go.

In this course, you will begin to gain competency in portrait drawing and consider more nuanced aspects of portraiture. You will be shown how to draw the key features of the face and head in greater detail. Topics include:

  • Facial Features: Detailed drawings of the facial features, hair characteristics, and small forms like wrinkles and minor variations between ethnicities.
  • Structure & Anatomy: A deeper investigation of the skull, facial muscles and fatty tissue which all determine the surface form of the portrait.
  • Drawing Media: Use of different types and tones of paper and drawing media (graphite, carbon, charcoal and chalk)
  • Style & Expression: Capturing the expressive qualities of our human subject including character, mood and atmosphere.

All stages and aspects of the portrait drawing will be demonstrated in real-time in class each week. The course includes many exercises that will benefit not just your portrait drawing but indeed any subject that you draw. You can submit your work throughout the week for ongoing critique and feedback.

* Each class recording will be available for 7 days from the date of that class.

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