Colored Pencil Portraiture

Portrait Drawing with Colored Pencils (10 weeks) In this course, instructor Fei Meng will introduce students to the fundamentals of creating captivating portraits with traditional colored pencils. The skills acquired in this course will also be transferable to digital mediums. Students will learn how to create stunning color palettes, execute delicate blending techniques, and develop a fully realized portrait from start to finish. The construction of individual features of the face, such as the eye, nose, mouth, and ear, will also be covered. Upon completion of this course, students will have a strong foundation in portrait drawing that can be applied to any medium. This course is suitable for art students looking to improve their skills and expand their artistic abilities.

10 Lessons 41h 44m 45s of videos

In week two, you will learn how to fully render an eye with colored pencils. Fei will demonstrate how she utilizes a color study to develop a complete drawing. You will learn how to blend colors on the paper.

In week three, Fei will demonstrate how to render the nose using colored pencils. You will learn to draw the critical anatomical landmarks of the nose. Then, Fei will teach you how to create a color study before moving on to a fully rendered drawing.

In week four, Fei will demonstrate her working process for establishing the structure and luscious qualities of the lips. You will learn to select the appropriate colors and create a color study; then, develop a fully rendered colored pencil drawing.

Common Questions

Is this course beginner-friendly?

This course is for intermediate to advanced artists.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Fei Meng. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

Most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.