There are some types of art that feel impossible to do, and portrait drawing is certainly one of them. The subject matter requires you to consider a lot of factors, from facial expressions to anatomical proportions. Plus, everything has to work together to capture a person's likeness. If you’ve always wanted to draw your favorite people (or your self-portrait), get a crash course in it with the help of illustrator Melissa de Nobrega.
De Nobrega teaches the online class Portrait Drawing for Beginners: Learn How to Draw Anyone You’d Like. It's a comprehensive look at how to draw one of the most complex subjects—the human face. Over nearly two hours, she will break down general facial structure through bite-size lessons. De Nobrega will also show how to plot facial guidelines, sketch using contour lines, and then complete the portrait. Best of all, her instructions are universal to portrait drawing and can be applied to anyone.
Students love the class structure. “The anatomy part was very instructive,” one reviewer writes. “I like how simple it remained, while giving a good understanding of the human’s face features. Another excellent part was to be able to follow along with the teacher. I was trying on my own at first, and then comparing with what the teacher was doing. It helped me pinpoint what I was doing wrong.”
Enroll in Portrait Drawing for Beginners: Learn How to Draw Anyone You’d Like only on My Modern Met Academy, our e-learning platform.