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Pencil Drawing: Basic Techniques to Draw Realistic Portraits

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Welcome to Pencil Drawing: Basic Techniques to Draw Realistic Portraits!

My name is Antonia and I've been active in the art field for about eleven years. 

In this course we'll lay down the foundation for your portraiture studies with some essential lessons to get you started. What you will learn in this course will help you understand some fundamental aspects of drawing portraits. These lessons will help you through even the most difficult pieces.

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to draw the shape of the head with the help of the Loomis method

  • How to position the features

  • How to draw each feature

  • How to draw realistic hair

  • How to draw a portrait from start to finish

  • and MORE!

If you are looking for a course that will help you create portraits you can be proud of, this is the course for you! Join me in this easy, step-by-step process for drawing impactful portraits. 


  • Introduction to Portraiture for Beginners
  • 01: The Loomis Method | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 02: Feature Positioning | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 03: The Eye | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 04: The Nose | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 05: The Mouth | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 06: The Ear | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 07: The Hair | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 08: Practical - Male Portrait | Portraiture for Beginners
  • 09: Practical - Female Portrait | Portraiture for Beginners
  • Conclusion to Portraiture for Beginners

Taught by

Antonia Dewey

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