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Draw Your Self Portrait! (Flex)

In this 7 week online flex course, you will learn techniques for drawing realistic human facial features while drawing your own self-portrait!
Nikki Toews
207 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 10 learners
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No live meetings
Over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn to draw more realistic human portraits by improving their shading and blending techniques, gaining an understanding of facial proportions, and enhancing their observation skills. They will learn tips and techniques for drawing specific facial features such as hair, eyes, noses, and mouths. They will learn the importance of contrast and value and how this affects their finished product. 
The teacher has been pencil drawing in a realism style for over 20 years. She sells hand-drawn pet portraits, but has been commissioned to draw human portraits as well. 
-Pencil set (or HB pencil) -Sketchpad or printer paper -Eraser -Pencil sharpener -Ruler -Blending stump (or Q-tips) -A photo of yourself -*Mechanical pencil (*optional)
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Nikki Toews
Lives in Canada
Teacher, Artist, World Traveler, Outdoor Enthusiast, Life-long Learner
207 total reviews
92 completed classes

About Me

I'm Nikki, a teacher and visual artist living in Winnipeg, Canada. I have been drawing from the moment I could hold a crayon! Specializing in realism, I have over 20 years of experience pencil sketching, and over 15 years of experience in acrylic... 
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