Mastering the Art of the Portrait

Discover my simple 7-step portrait drawing system for drawing the human face that gets results
What you'll learn
  • How to see in a way that cuts through needless, distracting details to get to the core of what makes a good portrait
  • Discover the fundamental skills needed to draw faster, more believable looking portraits
  • Unlock the secret to making your portraits look lifelike
  • Learn to combine basic forms that make your portraits appear more solid
  • Use light along with 7 specific set ups to sculpt your drawings and bring a sense of drama, mood and story
  • How to draw the features
  • How to render skin and hair
  • How to use simple but powerful design basics to create more impact from your art while doing less work
     
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Course description

You have a passion for drawing the human face and using it to tell your stories, express your visions and draw portraits. This is who you are. It's your calling and it's deep, and I am here to guide you on your way to reaching your goals.

Discover my simple 7-step portrait drawing system for drawing the human face. In this course I am going to help you draw the face really believably in the style you choose and apply it to your career or personal visions. You will be able to do it quickly with purpose in a way that is clear and carries meaning to your viewers. At the end of this course you will have an awesome portrait for your portfolio that you can feel proud of and attract attention.

WHAT YOU GET

  • Over 15 hours of On Demand video lesson content
  • 3 portrait drawing demonstrations from start to finish
  • 22 downloadable resources to help you practice
  • Bonus lectures on anatomy, planes and tons of portrait tips from my years of professional experience

...and MUCH more

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Requirements

Some drawing experience is helpful but not necessary

This course is for people who want to learn portrait drawing and are willing to put in some work to improve and reach their goals

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE COURSE:

The first thing to say is that unlike some 'art instructors' Mr. Petrocchi is clearly an accomplished artist. He's not simply some guy who's always liked to draw, got a microphone for Christmas and thought it'd be cool to make a course. I regard myself as an exceptionally unexceptional draftsman but can already sense some improvement in the way I'm tackling portraits.The value I've already received leaves me with absolutely no complaints. You'll be getting A LOT of information from a guy who knows what he's doing with this course. And the demos - from blank sheet of paper to finished, fully rendered drawing - are both highly informative and inspirational. I'm not sure you can ask for more than that from any instructor. It's a keeper. Many Thanks, Mr P for putting this together.

–Sam Pollard

Of all the elements of drawing, portraiture is one of the most difficult to master. Practice alone is not enough to create portraits that come alive. That is the core value of this course. It provides a strong foundation for the individual to begin to master the creation of portraits of substance. This is not a course for the lazy. It requires patience and practice. But it will provide a roadmap that will allow the student to create fulfilling and satisfying portraits.

–Stuart Givot

An Excellent Course. I was Impressed by Chris's Level of Knowledge, Experience and Expertise. This course has differently give me knowledge that will help me improve my work and help me integrate into work with Charcoal.

–Aisha Smith

I was blown away of how great of a teacher Mr. Petrocchi is. He provided some incredible insights into helping me improve my facial drawing skills. It's amazing of how easy and simple he teaches technique. I feel inspired and highly recommend his courses. I can't wait to learn more from him!!!

–Tuese Ahkiong

Here is a clear, deep and well made course. Chris's sense of art teaching is excellent, it's like hanging out in his studio, looking over his shoulder (literally sometimes) and learning from following a professional. He talks out loud what goes on in his thoughts as he mindfully works his image. Seeing him work really helps me. His own career is used as example, and I love all the personal stories that talk about his journey in the art world and specifically in this field of drawing the head. The course is full of gold nuggets of infos, stories, metaphors that help me put words and structure in my work. ( love the "Valley of the Suck" concept! So true ) I enjoyed the visuals and photos illustrating his points. This course really helped me to clarify my work in regards to values. Also it helps to come back to those foundations of the underlying structure of the face. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to build a strong foundation and seriously wants to get into portrait art. As it is in my case, I would recommend it as well to any professional that wants to come back and touch those foundations again, one tends to forget stuff! Thank you Chris, and I agree "the figure is a song"!

–Philippe Ames

If you are ready to improve and go higher than you ever thought you could with your portraits then this course is for you!

Content
  • Personal introduction to the course
    Personal introduction to the course
    04:02
  • The Learning Process
    The Learning Process
    03:02
  • The Tools
    The Tools
    05:25
  • The Tools: Sharpening Demo
    The Tools: Sharpening Demo
    00:53
  • See Like an Artist 1
    See Like an Artist 1
    06:35
  • See Like an Artist 2: Main Problem
    See Like an Artist 2: Main Problem
    15:51
  • See Like an artist 3: Lighting
    See Like an artist 3: Lighting
    15:59
  • See Like an artist 4: the Bad Xerox
    See Like an artist 4: the Bad Xerox
    09:43
  • Planes Rhythms: Practice 1
    Planes Rhythms: Practice 1
    06:29
  • Planes Rhythms: Practice 2
    Planes Rhythms: Practice 2
    16:26
  • Planes Rhythms: Light and Shadow
    Planes Rhythms: Light and Shadow
    06:59
  • Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 1
    Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 1
    17:48
  • Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 2
    Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 2
    14:51
  • Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 3
    Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 3
    15:51
  • Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 4
    Charcoal Demo: Shape Block In 4
    15:04
  • Action: the 3-sided Head 1
    Action: the 3-sided Head 1
    15:14
  • Action: the 3-sided Head 2
    Action: the 3-sided Head 2
    13:47
  • Action: the 3-sided Head 3
    Action: the 3-sided Head 3
    13:06
  • Action: the 3-sided Head 4
    Action: the 3-sided Head 4
    16:38
  • Head Front Planes 1
    Head Front Planes 1
    14:03
  • Head Front Planes 2
    Head Front Planes 2
    19:46
  • Head Front Planes 3
    Head Front Planes 3
    16:14
  • Head Front Planes 4
    Head Front Planes 4
    15:20
  • Head Three Quarter View 1
    Head Three Quarter View 1
    12:17
  • Head Three Quarter View 2
    Head Three Quarter View 2
    06:26
  • Head Three Quarter View 3
    Head Three Quarter View 3
    13:17
  • Head Three Quarter View 4
    Head Three Quarter View 4
    16:28
  • Value Defined
    Value Defined
    24:44
  • 5 Value scale
    5 Value scale
    03:29
  • Render Primitive Forms
    Render Primitive Forms
    06:43
  • Render Face
    Render Face
    07:56
  • Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 1
    Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 1
    17:22
  • Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 2
    Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 2
    14:41
  • Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 3
    Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 3
    11:19
  • Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 4
    Charcoal Demo: Construct with Confidence 4
    13:48
  • Edges 1
    Edges 1
    10:34
  • Edges 2: Finding Edges on the Face
    Edges 2: Finding Edges on the Face
    10:44
  • Eyes Anatomy 1
    Eyes Anatomy 1
    07:47
  • Eyes Anatomy 2
    Eyes Anatomy 2
    17:53
  • Eyes: Photoshop Demo
    Eyes: Photoshop Demo
    22:36
  • Eyes: Charcoal Demo
    Eyes: Charcoal Demo
    07:55
  • Mouth 1
    Mouth 1
    14:02
  • Mouth 2
    Mouth 2
    10:46
  • Nose Anatomy
    Nose Anatomy
    15:47
  • Nose Front: Charcoal Demo
    Nose Front: Charcoal Demo
    08:58
  • Nose Three Quarter: Charcoal Demo
    Nose Three Quarter: Charcoal Demo
    09:24
  • Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 1
    Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 1
    11:22
  • Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 2
    Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 2
    11:20
  • Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 3
    Ears: Digital Drawing Painting Demo 3
    23:23
  • Demo on Toned Paper 1
    Demo on Toned Paper 1
    13:13
  • Demo on Toned Paper 2
    Demo on Toned Paper 2
    18:09
  • Demo on Toned Paper 3
    Demo on Toned Paper 3
    15:06
  • Demo on Toned Paper 4
    Demo on Toned Paper 4
    17:58
  • Demo on Toned Paper 5
    Demo on Toned Paper 5
    18:29
  • Objective 1: Find Your "Why" and Art Direction Secrets
    Objective 1: Find Your "Why" and Art Direction Secrets
    17:24
  • Objective 2: Art Direction Secrets
    Objective 2: Art Direction Secrets
    09:12
  • Objective 3: Line Quality
    Objective 3: Line Quality
    14:29
  • Setting Goals 1
    Setting Goals 1
    12:25
  • Setting Goals 2
    Setting Goals 2
    09:57
  • Setting Goals 3
    Setting Goals 3
    08:03
  • Setting Goals 4
    Setting Goals 4
    18:45
  • Cinematic Lighting for Portrait Artists and Illustrators
    Cinematic Lighting for Portrait Artists and Illustrators
    10:09
  • Graphic Lighting and Composing
    Graphic Lighting and Composing
    18:07
  • Graphic Design for Portraits: Framing the Head 1
    Graphic Design for Portraits: Framing the Head 1
    10:21
  • Graphic Design for Portraits: Framing the Head 2
    Graphic Design for Portraits: Framing the Head 2
    16:04
  • Creative Posing Guide
    Creative Posing Guide
    24:41
  • Automatic Drawing: Free Your Mind
    Automatic Drawing: Free Your Mind
    04:44
  • Automatic Drawing: Find Order in Chaos
    Automatic Drawing: Find Order in Chaos
    06:15
  • Get Better Faster
    Get Better Faster
    18:47
  • Draw the Head from Below Looking Up 1
    Draw the Head from Below Looking Up 1
    06:47
  • Draw the Head from Below Looking Up 2
    Draw the Head from Below Looking Up 2
    18:53
  • Draw the Head from Above Looking Down
    Draw the Head from Above Looking Down
    09:28
Chris Petrocchi
Chris Petrocchi
Professional artist, mentor and author
Chris has been a professional artist working in the field of entertainment for 25 years in the United States and abroad in China. Some of his clients include companies such as Blizzard, Magic The Gathering, Electronic Arts, Factor 5, Activision, THQ, Warner Brothers and Sony Online. Chris has helped students all over the world become better
artists through his best selling Mastering the Art of the Portrait online course. He currently lives in California, and enjoys singing, playing guitar and exploring the out doors with his wife Tao.  
This course includes:
  • Languages :
    en
  • Subtitles :
    -
  • Content :
    72 lessons
  • Duration :
    15h 28m
  • Level :
    All levels
  • Updated :
    2021-01-05
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