Live Lessons: Realistic Portrait Drawing with Pencil
This lesson series features:
8 Hours of Instruction
About This Lesson Series...
In this lesson series, we create a realistic portrait drawing with various graphite pencils on hot press watercolor paper.
Lesson 1 (1:08:05)
In lesson one, we begin drawing the contours of the subject.
Lesson 2 (1:08:07)
In lesson two, we begin developing the texture of the hair and forehead.
Lesson 3 (1:09:04)
In lesson three, we continue developing the texture of the hair and the forehead.
Lesson 4 (1:10:21)
In lesson four, we address the eyebrows and begin work on the eyes.
Lesson 5 (1:03:28)
In lesson five, we address the eyes.
Lesson 6 (1:12:02)
In lesson six, we address the nose and the ear.
Lesson 7 (1:05:26)
In lesson seven, we address the mouth and lips.
Lesson 8 (1:08:16)
In lesson eight, we complete the drawing.
Resources for this Lesson...
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Here's what you'll need...
- Graphite Pencil Pencils
- Canson Heritage Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- Kneaded Eraser
I was just reading that it was a blood clot that left Chuck Close a paraplegic.
The documentary I saw didn’t elaborate so it was probably more involved.
I got distracted weds. night-just watching this now. I really like having Ashly (SP?) making comments.
I’m still watching the 1st lesson but would you comment on the position of your hand on the pencil if you haven’t already. i notice that you are high up on the pencil as opposed to close the point.
Is using a proportional divider a bad habit to get into when working from a grid?
There are plenty of bad habits out there, but I don’t believe using devices to ensure accuracy is one them 🙂
There was alot of talk of photoshop in lesson 6.. If there is someone who is somewhat tech savvy there is a program called Inkscape to download which is free. There is also a website called ipiccy.com that will allow photo manipulation right on the webpage, it is also free.
GIMP is a free program for photo manipulation that allows for putting grids on images.
I did the whole portrait but there’s something that is no the expression. I don’t know where is the problem. How can I find the problem?
I heard you talk about the grid technique before on how you make the grid. The thing is, if you make a screenwriter of your drawing, the quality of your image decreases tremendously. If you find a grid online, it may not align properly to your particular image. Normally I use a layout of guidelines, and then use the line tool in Photoshop. The lines will automatically align to the guidelines. It’s a little bit more work, but it works without decreasing the quality of the image.