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Drawing Portraits Using the Grid Method

Portraits are powerful forms of visual art – and while the ability to create beautiful representations of friends, family members, and others might seem complicated, our comprehensive program covers this drawing process in simple, easy-to-follow steps. Utilizing the Grid Method, we’ll cover elements including accurate outlines, lifelike features, and shading techniques to help you produce stunningly photorealistic portraits. You may discover a new hidden talent!

After this class, participants will be able to:

  • Produce a scaled grid to increase (or decrease) the size of your portrait from a photo.
  • Create an accurate outline of your subject using the grid method.
  • Draw realistic features: hair, eyes, lips, nose, cheeks, etc.
  • Apply proper shading techniques using stumps and erasers
  • Practice rendering a pencil portrait of a subject.