What you’ll learn

  • How to draw an expressive portrait with Procreate


I’m so happy to explain you how to make a digital sketchy portrait. I’m using Procreate in class, but you can use whatever drawing app to follow along. This style is made of a sketchy drawing, with bold and visible brushstrokes, in wild colors, on a vintage paper background.

I have gathered for you a lot of reference photos in my Pinterest board where you can select one or follow along with reference photo used in class (link in the lecture)

I will explain the basics of drawing a face, in a very easy way

I’ll show you how to place accurately the features and shadows in the face.
Then we’ll talk about crosshatching, how to place your strokes according to the face

After that we will select a background to give this vintage feel to our portrait. I have some for you in another Pinterest board.

Then we will make eyes and mouth in a realistic way, I provide a Procreate brush to achieve the buttery effect of pencils.

Lastly we will add more and more brushstrokes until we finish our drawing.

I hope you will enjoy this class, it was very fun to do for me!

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