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Graphite Line Drawing for Portrait Sketchbooking

A course by Anaïs Gonzalez , Illustrator

Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2022

Discover dynamic ways to draw facial anatomy and improve your technique through daily practice in your sketchbook

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 98% positive reviews (180)
  • 6912 students

Discover dynamic ways to draw facial anatomy and improve your technique through daily practice in your sketchbook

A course by Anaïs Gonzalez

A sketchbook is like a timeline of your artistic process, and with just a mechanical pencil and some anatomical knowledge you can see your work progress every day. Anaïs González uses her sketchbook to create expressive portraits, with fine features and sharp shadows.

In this online course, learn to give your illustrations eloquence and improve your drawing technique when representing facial anatomy. Create line portraits with two different degrees of graphite hardness in a sketchbook. Grab your drawing materials and find your own style!

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 22 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 98% positive reviews (180)
  • 6912 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 53m)
  • 22 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create one or more line portraits, with two different degrees of graphite hardness.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in creating realistic portraits using the sketch technique.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any previous knowledge to complete the course.

As for materials, you need a sketchbook, one or two mechanical pencils, and an eraser.


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6912 Students
180 Reviews
98% Positive ratings
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Anaïs Gonzalez

A course by Anaïs Gonzalez

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Illustrator

Anaïs González is an illustrator and portraiture specialist. Her greatest passion is art, especially drawing, taking the human figure as a reference and inspiration. After completing a degree in fine art in Barcelona, she began working as an independent artist on personal projects and private commissions.

Her artistic identity is characterized by an expressive style and use of light through line shading. Her drawings have already found a faithful audience in her more than 300K Instagram followers.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Basic concepts of sketching and portraiture

    • Materials
    • Basic concepts to start a portrait: anatomy and perspective 1
    • Basics to start a portrait: anatomy and perspective 2
    • Synthesize the figure
    • How to transfer a photograph to paper
  • U3

    Main project

    • First sketch
    • Medium shading phase
    • Strong shadow phase
  • U4

    Record and share your work

    • How to digitize the drawing
    • Use social networks as a portfolio and for personalized orders
  • FP

    Final project

    • Graphite Line Drawing for Portrait Sketchbooking

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Graphite Line Drawing for Portrait Sketchbooking. Illustration course by Anaïs Gonzalez Best seller

Graphite Line Drawing for Portrait Sketchbooking

A course by Anaïs Gonzalez
Illustrator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2022
  • 98% positive reviews (180)
  • 6912 students