Do you want to learn how to create painterly portraits in Procreate? Then follow along, step-by-step, in my new portrait painting demonstration!
In this real-time portrait demo, you'll learn how to approach the blank canvas with confidence. As you follow along with me step-by-step, I'll show you how to paint with simple shapes of value, which brushes to use where and why, and how to paint a face easily with accurate proportions.
You'll learn techniques for different styles of brushwork and we'll also talk about how to simplify your painting and not get caught up and lost in all the intimidating details.
I'll be sharing my exact set of Procreate brushes, so if you're working with this app too, you'll be able to download and use these brushes for free. You'll also get the exact reference I'm using, ready to go!
So whether you're looking to hone your portrait painting skills, or just ready to relax and have a bit of creative fun, join in! Becuase I'd love for you to paint with me!
WHAT YOU'LL GET:
This class is offered on both Skillshare and Gumroad. (You'll get all the same class material, no matter which platform you choose!) Skillshare is a paid subscription service where you get access to ALL classes hosted on the site. There are more than 35,000 courses on Skillshare.
(16 of which are mine!)
But you may want to simply download this class and run! In that case, downloading from my Gumroad store might be the right way to go for you. This class is available for a flat fee of $25.00 there.
What is Skillshare?
Skillshare is an awesome online learning community and it's one of my favorite places on the internet. It's like the Netflix of learning. When you join and become a premium member on Skillshare, you get instant access to all 35,000+ classes on the platform, including all of mine! You have access as long as you're a premium member! The class format is really fun because you get to engage with classmates and easily get one on one feedback with fellow students and me if you wish!
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Learn by Doing
Each class has a custom project to help you put what you've learned into action!
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Or if you prefer to download classes,
they can be purchased individually below from my Gumroad Store!
HOW I BEGAN TEACHING
Ever since I was a little kid I would always have a sketchbook in hand- drawing everything from little fashion girls, to my cat, to celebrities...anything and everything! I had a passion for art and I was always encouraged by others to keep practicing. So I did!
Over the past decade, I've dedicated myself to serious study, attending more workshops and classes than I can count. I’ve studied with professionals, riffled through countless art books, studied the masters, and I've learned from my mistakes and successes through practice. And with all this study and practice, I’ve developed my skills and I’ve grown as an artist.
But I still remember how it felt in the beginning...
Struggling with my art, I remember telling my mom, "When I get this, I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!" The struggle was real! I would get so frustrated with myself in my art because I just couldn’t figure out how to make things look real, how to shade, how to blend, which colors to use where, how to paint someone’s likeness, etc! Because of this, I always knew I wanted to teach one day to help others through that struggle too.
I didn't get the opportunity to until a few years ago when I was approached by someone at Skillshare to make an art class. I was hesitant at first, but I gave it a shot. Fourteen classes later, you may be able to tell I have a new passion!
I absolutely love teaching. My approach to teaching is: there are no secret tricks that I will hide from you! If there is something that I have felt has pushed me forward in my art, then you can be sure it will be shared in class and explained to the best of my ability.
In my classes, I try to get into the mind of the beginner. I try to remember how I felt when I was first starting out and all the struggles that came along with learning new ideas. From there, I build upon the basics, so as a more intermediate or advanced artist, you should still feel right at home in class.
I believe beauty is found in simplicity, so often I try to share basic fundamentals and principles that I believe help us in making more beautiful art.
The exciting thing is, I know I'll never be finished learning. So there's so much more to come. I’m so excited to learn more about art! And when I do, you can be sure I’ll share what I learn with you on Skillshare and Gumroad! :)
Hoping to see you in class!