Learn Pencil Sketching | Human Portrait | Easy Pencil Shading Drawings | Sketching Of Human

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This course is an intermediate course that trains students on drawing a portrait using a pencil.  Students enrolling for this course will learn to draw a human portrait in a short period of time. They will learn the techniques of making the different features of the human face to create a realistic human portrait. By the end of this course, students will learn pencil sketching to make or sketch a realistic portrait with relative ease.

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20 Years Experience
From: India
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Digital Art
oil painting
Pencil Sketching
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Course Details

This course has been framed to provide ample time for students to grasp the intricacies required to sketch the different features that go on to make a perfect portrait. This course has been divided into sections for easy understanding and convenient application of all that is taught by the teacher.

The first and second section deals with the introduction to the topic of sketching of human portrait. The teacher here will provide inputs about the stationery, such as the grade of the pencil to be used, the type of eraser recommended, the kind of paper to use to draw the portrait and achieve desired results. The exact ways of holding the pencil and the techniques of applying pressure to get varied tones, like dark and light. Points to observe before starting to sketch, like the placements, empty space and the position to begin. Students in this section will learn to draw or sketch the eyes. Students will be guided on how to sketch the contours of the eyes, considering the depth, the sclera or the white part of the eye, requiring minimal shading, the iris and the techniques of shading that make it look real.

Further on in the next section, the teacher will teach students the techniques of sketching the nose, ears and mouth. This section will introduce students to the idea of observing the features such as the nose which is multidimensional and the techniques to bring that effect in the sketch. It will teach students the technique to draw the ears, the contours within and shading to exhibit the outlining of the ears. Students will learn to draw the jaw line that defines a human face and the mouth or lips, with an understanding about the shading and glazing effect that makes the lip look thick or thin, dark or light. Once done, with all the features that constitute a face, the teacher will teach students on how to give the final touches to the portrait to complete the portrait. The final touches on the portrait will emphasise on the shading and glazing techniques using the pencil. The final section in this course will deal with helping students get perfection in their portraits and answer questions the students might have..

Here is another course on sketching tailored by Prabhu GSP: Learn Sketching & Painting | Digital Medium

About Prabhu GSP: Prabhu picked up sketching at an early age. With ample encouragement coming his way from family and friends he has honed his skills to master the art of easy pencil drawings and sketches. A self-taught artist Prabhu is a certified artist from the Fine Arts Association of India and now he wishes to teach courses on easy pencil drawings for beginners. Though pencil sketching is where his heart is, off late Prabhu has been dabbling with other mediums such as paintings. Prabhu now heads his designing firm that is into training and taking custom orders or requests for sketching, besides creating logos and other creatives for interested clients.

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Enrolling for this course on easy pencil arts, you will learn to step by step draw a human face or portrait. You will be able to understand and comprehend through your drawing or sketching the various aspects and techniques required to draw the eyes, nose, ears, lips and to get all these features to come together to make a realistic portrait. You will by the end of this course walk away with a portrait that is entirely your effort. On culmination of this course, you will understand the approach to be able to draw any human portrait using the various techniques taught.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this Long term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given timeframe. The class strength for short term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a Long term course encourages learning pencil sketching from peers and social interaction. This  course bodes good for students passionate about easy pencil shading drawings, setting them up for the long term or advanced level of learning pencil drawing

Course Specific Benefits

A step by step approach to sketching the various features in a portrait helps students master each feature and the techniques required to make it look realistic. Students also get an understanding of the shading techniques and its application on every feature in the portrait. As the first step towards sketching this course provides a foundation for students to experiment drawing a variety of faces, other living beings and objects.



Students enrolling for this course will need to have;

  • A mechanical pencil

  • Charcoal Pencil

  • Graphite pencil &

  • Drawing paper

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Sun 12:30 AM - 01:30 AM America/New_York
Mon 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM America/New_York
Wed 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM America/New_York
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How much time should a person practice each day?
Drawing and sketching is a continuous learning process, the more the student practices the better he or she gets at it.
Are there limitations on age or any other specification for students enrolling?
Yes, only students above age 13 are requested to enrol for this course.
Do you provide students with course material for theory or other exercises e.g books, pdf’s etc?
Yes, students receive YouTube links to refer to and articles to read about the subject.
Any other expectations from the student?
Students enrolling should be passionate about learning the art to experience progress.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming a class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Do you have an assessment model for students? Do students get certified after completing your course?
Students will be assessed and given feedback throughout the course. They will not be provided with any certificates for this course.
How much time would the teacher need to revert back to a question raised by the student after class hour?
Students will mostly receive an immediate response in case of queries raised after class unless the teacher is busy or travelling.

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