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By Evgeniy Stasenko, Fine Arts Teacher and Artist

Portrait sketching easy. Full face and profile view

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Drawing a portrait is considered a complex task. In a classical way, you first need to study anatomy, structure, shading techniques, the basics of perspective. And only then you can start drawing the head. But in fact we don't need anatomy and perspective for sketching in two main positions, they are simple enough. Our classes generally will be focused on studying the main proportions of the human head and the specific features responsible for portrait similarity. What you'll get at the end of the course? You'll be able to draw recognizable portraits in two main positions: full face and profile view. I invite you to join and try out Portrait Sketching Easy!

Course overview - 11

  • Sketching tools and some hints

  • Human head proportions, front view

  • Human head proportions, side view

  • Eyes and eyebrows. Basics and individual features

  • Nose. Basics and individual features

  • Mouth and lips. Basic shape and individual features

  • Ears. Difficult or easy?

  • Head shape. Mini- and micro-portraits

  • Using visual measuring for proportions

  • Portrait in full face

  • Portrait in profile

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Meet your instructor

Evgeniy Stasenko
Evgeniy StasenkoFine Arts Teacher and Artist
Hello, I'm Evgeniy. I am an artist from Moscow living in Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, for more than 30 years by now. As a teacher, I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a consistent range of methods that would allow me to effectively teach drawing and painting to any person regardless of skills. These methods come as the result of experience; they are tested in practice and proven to give fast results. As well, I have extensive experience in creating specific short-term courses, not to mention fine art workshops, etc. In Barcelona, I organize sketching workshops for tourists. We are sketching the architectural landmarks including such a complex building as Sagrada Familia. Most of my students have zero o close to zero drawing skills, but all of them create lovely looking sketches starting from the first lesson. Such fast progress is possible thanks to step-by-step instructions, a live demonstration, and some tricks and tips explained in the process.