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Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Step One - Measurements and the Skull
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Step One - Measurements and the Skull In this part one of Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach we will teach you how to see the skull in a different way. We will teach you a few simple measurements that make placing features on the face simple to understand . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Step Two - Light and Shade - Shape of Hair
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Step Two - Light and Shade - Shape of Hair In this part two we will teach you how to use light and shade to your advantage when drawing a portrait. We also reinforce the awesome tool called shape of hair versus shape of face. We already start layering all of these really cool techniques . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Three - Surface Planes
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Three - Surface Planes In part three of Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach you will learn about form, specifically utilizing surface planes. Drawing surface planes will not necessarily make your drawing look pretty. However your drawings will become much more three dimensional when you think and draw with surface planes . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Four - Features of the Face
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Four - Features of the Face In this part four we get into the details of how to draw facial features. Specifically how to draw the eyes, nose and lips. We talk to both the structure of each feature as well as how to draw the features in a simple way . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Five - Fifty Minute Portrait Drawing
Portrait Drawing A Layered Approach Part Five - Fifty Minute Portrait Drawing In this part five we will teach you how to layer all of the techniques taught in steps one through four. You will learn how to think of these techniques within your mind while drawing in your own style . . . keep reading
Learn How To Draw Facial Features
Learn How To Draw Facial Features In this video tutorial Matt will teach you how to draw individual facial features. The tutorials are short and to the point covering techniques that will improve your drawings immediately. Matt gets into certain nuances that . . . keep reading
Learn How To Get A Likeness When Drawing A Portrait
Learn How To Get A Likeness When Drawing A Portrait If you cannot get a likeness when drawing a portrait here is why, you need to stop looking at all of the minor details and focus on the big picture. In this article I have laid out four steps . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One Members have requested a long duration portrait drawing tutorial and here it is. This time around we will be drawing with graphite pencils. Our trusted col-erase pencil is in the garage with it's cover keeping it warm for now. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind physically illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two In this part two we work on adding darker values of tone all around the drawing. We also adjust our measurements in regards to the models ear, hair and shoulder. As the tutorial progresses we add tone into the background and blend it using a tortillon and big bristle brush. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three In this part three watch as we draw details within the eyes, nose and lips. We then add darker values within the hair, neck and background. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four In this part four watch as we push details within the eyes, nose and lips. We then add darker values within the hair skin tone and background. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Five
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Five In this part five watch as we draw out the models shoulders and chest. We also demonstrate how we add texture to the background. Lastly we draw out the models earring which adds even more diversity to the texture within the drawing. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Six
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Six In this part six we finish off the drawing in three short chapters. When do you know if your portrait drawing is complete? We discuss how to avoid overworking your portrait drawings. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. This tutorial will have multiple parts along with a PDF to go along with our last part. The PDF will showcase the techniques that we are using in our mind illustrated digitally . . . keep reading
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Screencast Tutorial
Three Quarter View Portrait Drawing Screencast Tutorial In this screencast tutorial we wanted to provide you with a recap of our Three Quarter Long Portrait Tutorial. In six different steps we break down some of the most important aspects that went into the drawing. Basically we are showing you what's going on in our brain as we draw in our own style . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One Everyone wants to be able to draw a fine portrait. In this four part series Matt will walk you through a portrait from start to finish. This four part series will be accompanied by a homework PDF for members only . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two If you are interested in working on long detailed portrait drawings this video tutorial is for you. In part two Matt starts to work all of the detail, rendering out the . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three In part three of this long portrait tutorial Matt will teach you the fine points of drawing hair. How to work the edges plus countless other little tips that really take your drawings up to the next level . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four
Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four In part four of this long portrait lesson Matt focuses on the shoulders, neck and shirt. Shading different textures utilizing different . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing The Profile Part One
Portrait Drawing The Profile Part One This is the first in four portrait tutorials to come. Each portrait drawing will be followed up with a screencast tutorial demonstrating diverse techniques on top of 9he traditional drawing. Matt will show you the same techniques he demos for his students at SVA. Each tutorial will have homework. This tutorial will be put on DVD . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing The Profile Part Two
Portrait Drawing The Profile Part Two This is the first in four portrait tutorials to come. Each portrait drawing will be followed up with a screencast tutorial demonstrating diverse techniques on top of the traditional drawing. Matt will show you the same techniques he demos for his students at SVA. Each tutorial will have homework. This tutorial will be put on DVD . . . keep reading
Portrait Drawing DVD Project One Screencast Tutorial Chapter One
Portrait Drawing DVD Project One Screencast Tutorial Chapter One In this screencast Matt will be drawing on top of his main portrait pencil drawing in photoshop. He will be breaking down his thought process and demonstrating multiple techniques to help you understand the portrait drawing process . . . keep reading
How To Draw Hair Part One
How To Draw Hair Part One

This "How To Draw Hair" lesson is a members request tutorial. Many members have been asking me how I draw wavy hair. I believe this drawing tutorial will cover every aspect of drawing hair. Included in the tutorial is a podcast and a PDF . . . keep reading

How To Draw Hair Part Two
How To Draw Hair Part Two

This "How To Draw Hair" lesson is a members request tutorial. Many members have been asking me how I draw wavy hair. I believe this drawing tutorial will cover every aspect of drawing hair. Included in the tutorial is a podcast and a PDF . . . keep reading

Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part One Drawing a front view portrait is extremely tough. In this digital drawing tutorial Matt will show you how he tackles drawing a face from the front. If you have a hard time drawing a nose mouth and eyes from head on watch this video . . . keep reading
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Two Drawing a front view portrait is extremely tough. In this digital drawing tutorial Matt will show you how he tackles drawing a face from the front. If you have a hard time drawing a nose mouth and eyes from head on watch this video . . . keep reading
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Three Drawing a front view portrait is extremely tough. In this digital drawing tutorial Matt will show you how he tackles drawing a face from the front. If you have a hard time drawing a nose mouth and eyes from head on watch this video . . . keep reading
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four - Color
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Four - Color In this digital drawing tutorial Matt will share with you some simple color theory for skin tone and atmosphere. Part four will be all about painting the frontal portrait in color digitally. . . . keep reading
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Five - Color - Chapter Eight
Front View Portrait Drawing Tutorial Part Five - Color - Chapter Eight In this digital drawing tutorial Matt will share with you some simple color theory for skin tone and atmosphere. Part five will be all about painting the frontal portrait in color digitally. . . . keep reading
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part One - Digital Drawing
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part One - Digital Drawing Learn how to take your drawings from the rough state to the finished state. In this digital drawing tutorial we start from a rough drawing taken from Step 25. This tutorial will have multiple parts . . . keep reading
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Two - Digital Drawing
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Two - Digital Drawing Learn how to take your drawings from the rough state to the finished state. In this digital drawing tutorial we pick it up from Part One. Mainly drawing out the skin tone and hair. This tutorial will have multiple parts . . . keep reading
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Three - Digital Drawing
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Three - Digital Drawing Learn how to take your drawings from the rough state to the finished state. In this part three drawing tutorial we mainly focus on drawing the fabric. This tutorial will have multiple parts. It looks as though we will finish this digital drawing in part four . . . keep reading
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Four - Digital Drawing
Take Your Drawing Up to the Next Level Part Four - Digital Drawing Learn how to take your drawings from the rough state to the finished state. In this part four drawing tutorial we mainly focus on cleaning up every aspect of the drawing. Part four will be our last part in this very long digital drawing tutorial . . . keep reading
How To Draw An Older Man with A Beard Part One
How To Draw An Older Man with A Beard Part One In this three part series we walk you through how to draw an older man with a beard. In this part one we start with drawing the eye with all of it's skin wrinkles. In part two we spiral out and start to incorporate drawing the man's beard. In part three we finish off the drawing teaching you how to draw detailed texture in both the beard and skin wrinkles . . . keep reading
How To Draw An Older Man with A Beard Part Two
How To Draw An Older Man with A Beard Part Two In this part two we start to spiral out for drawing the eye. We start to walk you through how we draw the texture of our older man's beard. This part two has four chapters . . . keep reading
How To Draw An Older Man With A Beard Part Three
How To Draw An Older Man With A Beard Part Three In part three we focus on finishing up this very long tutorial. We balance out the tone. We finish up the beard and eye. Rendering out all of the skin wrinkles as we go . . . keep reading