Video lessons » Drawing

Portrait Drawing for Beginners |Part 3: Rendering with Chris Legaspi

Portrait Drawing for Beginners |Part 3: Rendering
Learn the Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing! Chris will demonstrate various approaches for finishing and rendering your drawings

Ready to watch the whole lesson?

Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire New Masters Academy library

  • Lesson details
  • Transcript
Chris Legaspi
Head & Portrait
Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Marker
7h 4m 49s
Portrait Drawing for Beginners

In this three-part series, Chris Legaspi covers everything you need to know about beginning portrait drawing, from start to finish. In this final lesson of the series, Chris goes over the last step in the portrait drawing process: rendering. Chris will do several demonstrations throughout the lesson, using a variety of different materials and stylistic approaches. Following the shorter demonstrations, you will have an assignment that will give you a chance to put these concepts into practice, and then have the ability to watch Chris’s version of the same assignment. The lesson will conclude with a three-hour charcoal demonstration of a male, allowing you to take in every step of Chris’s rendering process from start to finish.


  • Sharpie Marker
  • Drawing Paper
  • Faber-Castell 9000 Pencil – 2B
  • Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil – Black
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencil – Black
  • Ballpoint Pen – Black
  • Willow Charcoal – Thick and Thin Sticks
  • General’s Charcoal Pencil – 2B
  • Hogs Hair Bristle Brushes – Round, Large and Small
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Mars Staedtler Plastic Eraser
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Black
  • Conté Charcoal Pencil – 2B

Discuss this video in the forums!