Portrait Drawing Course

Hello Followers! My apologies for getting so behind in blogging. I’ve been meaning for weeks to write this blog post, but it kept getting shoved around on my schedule. So now–I won’t do it justice, I’ll just get it out there!!!

Lately, whenever I can find time, I’ve been drawing portraits, if you didn’t know. I’ve been drawing people I know, and I love it, but my problem, which has always been my problem, is that I cannot draw a portrait without a picture. And having a reference is (haha!) not my thing! It gets boring.

How to Draw Realistic Faces

So I’m taking a Portrait Drawing Course! I’m super excited to be doing it. All online, with videos, with pencil and simple supplies. Ethan starts with the very beginning and works up to a full, detailed, shaded, and realistic portrait, and besides the initial video course, he is full of tips on his site.

http://mydrawingtutorials.com/

And because it is a real person telling you how to draw, for this gal, it is much nicer, easier, smoother than reading it on paper.

https://i2.wp.com/mydrawingtutorials.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Eye-wrinkles-reference-photo.jpg

Since you never really know how good an art course will really be, the course is risk free. It is also a work-at-your-own pace course, which is critical! to me right now. =) You can find the course on the site linked above, as well as his figure drawing course, which is actually what first drew me to the site.

I’ve super enjoyed it so far! Just ask me if you have any doubts.
Tell me if you have questions about it or email them, support@mydrawingtutorials.com.

I’ll be posting my drawings that I get and my progress on the course as I go. I’ll be going as fast as my hectic schedule will allow.

Tootles!

Electric Bubbles

(behind on my wordcount, don’t even ask)

Past Drawings

For the friends on my blog, a few recent drawings.

The original photo was taken by my dad at willjackson.com

She was drawn from a magazine. Nothing special.

And how come the pictures of my friends are the ones that don’t work right? They never do end up looking like the person I meant them to look like. But this picture of Leah is definitely an improvement from the last. Love you, Leah!

 

Yours Truly

Electric Bubbles

Because I haven’t been writing, that’s why….I’ve been drawing

 

Flowers are such perfect props. If you click that middle one, ^_^ there’s a lot of refining I don’t usually bother to add.

And then I really want to get over my fear of drawing other people, because I really want to draw people! So I’ve been trying, trust me.

So the one below is my pen pal Leah with her own blog over at optimisticworldview.blogspot.com

Trust me! She is adorable! I just couldn’t get it to show much in the picture. Plus I didn’t feel like refining it. And the picture doesn’t really look like her except that she’s carrying coffee. 😉

 

signed

-Electric Bubbles

 

Self Portrait? Maybe

I attempted to draw myself! Yes, I’m afraid of offending somebody else that I know so I just draw myself for now. I really don’t know what to think of it. I did add a bit more flesh tones on the face and nose after I took the picture but this is mainly the finished product. I had already signed the picture. But you who know me (or those who don’t) does this picture look like me? It don’t know. I looks like someone just not myself.

It doesn’t even look like she’s looking at you and the mouth looks wrong. here’s the picture I used for reference.

See? And yes the color is way out of wack. The printer totally messed up.

That may help more. I asked some people in my family if it looks like me.

Ruthie: The head shape is really good but the eyes look different.

Gennie: No don’t mess with the eyes, but the head shape seems wrong.

Jonny: No both head shape and eyes look good, but your mouth looks wrong.

Eddie: You need more pimples and bags under your eyes.

Me: Sorry, I just don’t feel inclined to add more pimples to my face, thank you.

So anyway, whatcha think?

signed

-Electric Bubbles