Portrait Drawing 101 – Pencil Portraiture for Beginners

Level: Beginner
Duration: 5h 30min
Price: $29.99

In this course you can learn how to draw human portraits with pencil. We will build up your portrait drawing skill step by step through easy to follow instructions. Impress your friends & family with your new skills!

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👉 Difference between Udemy and Skillshare

Udemy has a Pay-Per-Course model, and you will get lifetime access to this course.
At Skillshare you pay for a membership, and you can watch as many classes as you want during that period. If you have plenty of time to watch video lessons, then Skillshare’s subscription based model is a better option for you.

Who is this course for?

If you’d like to learn to draw the human head and interested in portrait drawing, this course will be a perfect choice for you. You’ll be amazed what you’ll be able to draw after a few days practice.


  • no previous drawing knowledge is necessary
  • no special drawing equipment will be used
  • you need some copy papers, a pencil, a sharpener, an eraser

Course Content

Section 1) – The Structure of the Head

  • Draw the Head From Any Angle
  • The Proportions of the Head
  • The Planes of the Head

Section 2) – Understand Shading

  • Shading Basics
  • Shading the Planes of the Head

Section 3) – Facial Features on the Head

  • How to Draw the Eye
  • How to Draw the Nose
  • How to Draw the Ear
  • How to Draw the Mouth
  • Facial Expressions

Section 4) – Portrait Drawing

In the last section we will go through the complete portrait drawing process.

By the end of the course you will have a good understanding on how to draw a human portrait with a pencil using a reference photo.

Drawing human faces is an exciting activity. I hope you will also enjoy it!

See you in my Portrait Drawing for Beginners course!