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Draw A Photograph Using Realistic Pencil Portrait
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Learn about drawing a realistic portrait with pencils, choosing the right pencils, creating contrast, and paying attention to details.

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I Grew up in the Netherlands. I was born in 1982. I've studied multiple languages, arts, and sciences.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Those who want to learn to draw a portrait
  • Pencil portrait artists (aspiring or current)
  • Art enthusiasts who love realism
  • Artists who want to learn to draw faces with pencils

What you’ll learn: 

  • Draw a realistic portrait with pencils
  • Choosing the right pencils
  • Create contrast in your drawings
  • Smudging and sketching
  • Paying attention to details
  • How to draw teeth, eyes, noses, and hair


  • Willingness to learn and practice drawing skills
  • An eagerness to draw better
  • An open mind

Portraits are actually not that hard once you get the gist of it. Your attention to detail and your focus on the right techniques are all that matters, combined with a little practice and some experience. The more you do it, the better you get at it. In this video series, I will show you what you need to pay attention to most. The pitfalls, mistakes, emphasis on certain aspects or facial features… these will all be revealed in a video selection with me as your somewhat humorous narrator/instructor. I will have sped up most of the videos so you won’t fall asleep, because I like to get to the point and not waste your time too much. After all, after you see me do it, it’s time for you to start your own little project, isn’t it?

Some background: I’ve drawn thousands of portraits after going to the St. Lucas college in Gent (Belgium). My artistic abilities were at the next level, meaning: Realistic sketches became more important. Since then, I’ve taught classes in several countries and have earned a side-income by going to fairs and sketching portraits.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to draw photographs using realistic pencil portraits.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - How To Draw A Portrait
Basic Portrait Tips 00:00:00
The Outline 00:00:00
Drawing The Hair 00:00:00
Finishing The Hair 00:00:00
Shading The Sleeve 00:00:00
First Eye And Details 00:00:00
Shadows In The Face 00:00:00
The Teeth 00:00:00
Facial Shading And Smudging 00:00:00
The Clothes And Wrinkles 00:00:00
The Final Touches 00:00:00
Recap 00:00:00