Unit 3: Portraiture Foundations

Develop the skills required to create a realistic portrait | taught by DrawPj Team
  • 79 Videos
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Text
  • 7 PDFs
  • 21.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Week 1
38:30
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Assignments - week 1
Shaded Drawing of the Human Eye (intro and tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of the Human Eye (speed drawing)
Shaded Drawing of the Human Nose (tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of the Human Nose (speed drawing)
Shaded Drawing of Human Lips (tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of Human Lips (speed drawing)
Shaded Drawing of the Human Ear (tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of the Human Ear (speed drawing)
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Week 2
21:02
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Assignments - week 2
Mark the Positions of the Individual Features on a Face
Photography Tips for your Final Portraiture Project
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Week 3
51:09
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Assignments - week 3
Portrait of Isha part a - construction drawing and outline
Portrait of Isha part b - hair
Portrait of Isha part c - face and jumper
Portrait of Isha (speed drawing)
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Week 4
229:05
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Assignments - week 4 (part a)
Important update about course materials
Art Materials Video (part 1)
Art Materials Video (part 2)
Technique 1 (video): Covering Large Area with Willow Charcoal
Technique 2 (video) Covering Medium Sized Areas with Willow Charcoal
Technique 3 (video): Covering Small Areas with Willow Charcoal
Technique 4 (video): Drawing Fine Lines with Willow Charcoal
Technique 5 (video): Drawing Fine Lines with Charcoal Pencil
Technique 6 (video): Creating Graduations with Blending
Technique 7 (video): Creating Soft Edges with Blending
Technique 8 (video): Creating Hard Edges
Technique 9 (video): Hatching Lines with Willow Charcoal and Charcoal Pencil
Technique 10 (video): Lines with Variations in Widths
Technique 11 (video): Erasing Techniques
Technique 12 (video): White Conte and White Charcoal Techniques
Portraiture Foundations Course Notes and Assignments - week 4 (part b)
Long Hair: Step 1
Long Hair: Step 2
Long Hair: Step 3 (part a)
Long Hair: Step 3 (part b)
Long Hair: Step 4 (part a)
Long Hair: Step 4 (part b)
Short Hair: Steps 1 and 2
Short Hair: Step 3
Short Hair: Step 4
Curly Hair: Steps 1,2 and 3
Curly Hair: Step 4
Curly Hair: Steps 5 and 6
Curly Hair: Step 7
Curly Hair: Step 8
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Week 5
211:01
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Assignments - week 5
Large Urn - Step 1
Large Urn - Step 2
Large Urn - Step 3
Large Urn - Step 4 (part a)
Large Urn - Step 4 (part b)
Large Urn - Step 5 (part a)
Large Urn - Step 5 (part b)
Large Urn - Step 6
Large Urn - Step 7
Large Urn - Step 8
Wooden Post - Step 1
Wooden Post - Step 2 (part a)
Wooden Post - Step 2 (part b)
Wooden Post - Step 2 (part c)
Wooden Post - Step 3
Wooden Post - Step 4
Wooden Post - Step 5
Wooden Post - Step 6 (part a)
Wooden Post - Step 6 (part b)
Drapery: Step 1
Drapery: Steps 2 and 3
Drapery: Step 4 (part a)
Drapery: Step 4 (part b) and Step 5
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Weeks 6 and 7
152:54
Portraiture Foundations Course Book and Project - weeks 6 and 7
Portrait Project - Initial Guidelines
Portrait Project - Basic Outlines
Portrait Project - The Final Outline (part a)
Portrait Project - The Final Outline (part b)
Portrait Project - Shading Eyes
Portrait Project - Shading Eyes (continued) and Forehead
Portrait Project - Shading the Nose
Portrait Project - Shading the Nose (continued)
Portrait Project - Shading around the face
Portrait Project - Drawing Lips / Shading Cheek and Neck
Portrait Project - Hair (part a)
Portrait Project - Hair (part b)
Portrait Project - Neck and Clothes
Portrait Project - Hightlights
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Test your Knowledge
Unit 3 Quiz
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Course description

Realistic portraiture is seen by many artists as one of the ultimate skills and challenges. Portraiture also provides us with an excellent opportunity to further refine our studies of light and shade.

In this unit you will develop the skills required to create a realistic portrait and some amazing textures for a huge variety of subject matter using Graphite pencil, Charcoal and white Conte.

  • You will discover the proportions on the face and how to develop a portrait starting from one single vertical and horizontal line
  • You will study the individual facial features, how to draw a child’s face in graphite pencil and how to draw hair
  • Discover the incredibly intuitive and sensual medium of charcoal as you further develop your understanding of tone
  • Learn twelve different charcoal techniques
  • Draw three different hairstyles including; male short wavy hair, female long wavy hair and female medium curly hair
  • In the final two weeks of the course you will create your own portrait

For more details see the course outline page.

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Instructor

DrawPj Team
DrawPj Team
The DrawPj On-line Instructor Team

Cindy Wider, Tannis Trydal and Brigitte Back