Portrait Drawing Fundamentals
Beg. & Int.
Stan Prokopenko shows an effective approach to drawing the portrait from any angle. Then study the anatomy of eyes, nose, lips, and ears. The information is presented in an entertaining way to keep you engaged and willing to re-watch the lessons. Includes 2 full length, real-time demonstrations of how to take a portrait from start to finish. You’ll also have access to rotating 3D models that you can use to practice and study from. Mini-lessons in the course are the same as the free versions, not extended.
Here’s a couple samples of my own work. The completed portrait is one of the two narrated demos in the course :)
What you will learn
Learn how to use the Loomis Method for constructing the 3d forms of the head. This allows you to draw the head in any angle from your imagination or from life.
Learn the anatomy and how to draw realistic eyes step by step. Being able to draw realistic eyes brings your portraits to life.
Learn to draw the nose by deconstructing it into major and minor planes. This will help you to shade the forms and make the nose pop from the page.
Give your portraits luscious lips by starting with 5 squishy little pillows and then rendering the 3-dimensional forms using tone.
Learn how to manage the complexity of the ear with the “Y?” method. You’ll also learn “shadow mapping” to design the light and dark patterns of the shadows.
Most people approach hair the wrong way. In this course, you’ll learn how to give hair volume in your drawings. No more spaghetti hair!
A variety of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. After you do the assignments, you can post them in the community for feedback and see what other students are posting.
Some lessons include 3D models that you can view right in your browser! No need to download any software. These will help you study further and they’re a great aid for assignments.
The instructor includes demonstrations that show how to do an assignment or how to use the information taught in the lessons. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it many times.
Includes content that the student can download to any personal device for offline viewing.
All videos included in this course have English closed captions you can turn on or off.
All videos included in this course have Chinese closed captions you can turn on or off.
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What others are saying
James Gurney - Best selling author ‘Dinotopia’
Stan Prokopenko has produced some of the best online tutorials on head drawing.
I think your Andrew Loomis explanations would make him pleased as can be. I’m impressed. Thanks for doing them.
I did the tutorial on the eyes and I can draw them better now! You are the best teacher in the world!