If you a beginner or intermediate who is interested in portrait drawing, then you are really going to love this.

In this video series I’m going to share with you a very different (but effective) approach to realistic portrait drawing called, “The Blended Pencil Method”.

What is “The Blended Pencil Method”?

It is a step-by-step system for drawing portrait from photographs.

It is designed specifically for beginner and intermediate artists and it focuses on the “3 Pillars of Portrait Drawing”

(I’ll tell you more about the 3 Pillars and the story of how I learned about The Blended Pencil Method a little later)

And because it focuses on these critical pillars, it will help you improve extremely quickly.

In fact, I used to really struggle with drawing realistic pencil portraits. But after I learned about and applied The Blending Pencil Method, my portraits became so much better I couldn’t believe I actually drew them.

It was pretty incredible how well and fast it worked. When I applied the Blended Pencil Method to my drawing for the first time, my portrait went from looking like this:

 

To this:

Anyway, the whole point of this video series is to teach you the basics of The Blended Pencil Method and to let you experience the improvement for yourself. I promise, if you stick with me through this series and do what I tell you, you will see a 10x improvement your drawing.

OK, I think I’ve wet your appetite enough.

Here’s the first video in the series. I’ll lay the foundation and tell you what you’ll need do to to prepare for the upcoming lessons.

(To download this video. Right click and select “Save As”)

Here is the reference photo we will be working with:

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Make sure you try to draw it and create a “before” drawing so we can compare your improvement at the end of the video series.

Here’s the links to the materials mentioned in the video:

Regular paper

Mechanical Pencil

Regular Eraser

Tortillon (aka Blending Stumps)

That’s it for today, be sure to watch your email inbox and tune in to tomorrow’s video. I’ll tell you more about the 3 Pillars of Portrait Drawing.

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