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:
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.
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:
Tortillon (aka Blending Stumps)
If you wanna learn more about portrait drawing, check out my “Portrait Fundamentals Made Simple” course.
It’s a very beginner-friendly course that walks you through all the basics of portraiture, from constructing a basic head, facial proportions, drawing the features, and finally drawing a realistic portrait step-by-step.
Thank you so much Ethan, you’re awesome! I just found you a few days ago and have already watched a ton of your videos. I appreciate you so very much, you certainly have a teachers heart!
thank you very much, i loved it, i am very happy that can improve my portrait drawing and learn hyper realistic portrait drawing!
I liked the video very much. Can’t wait for the next one.
thanks for the tips bro,
looking forward to our next lessons.
thanks bro for the tips……
am looking forward to our next lessons.
#great work bro
I found the rating stars but couldn’t find the “like” button
Thank you. I am really Looking forward to the classes.
Am ready with the material required and am raring to go. Many thanks.
Hi everyone! Being an old (58 years) man trying to improve his life after some weird happening is really helpful.
I like drawing and now I have the opportunity to do it.
Let see how I go!
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thanks for the tips
You’re very welcome, Christopher!
I do not leave comments. But I just saw the entire 8 parts on youtube.
May you gift to instruct others grow and may you be richly compensated.
Thank you very much for the comment, John. I’m glad I was able to help.
AM glad. I saw dis site
I can hardly wait for the next lesson
This is so nice of you Sir Ethan! I really like the way you have teach me some things about this kind of art and I do hope that one day, I’ll be proud to say that I’ve been one of your students:-)
I’ve just about begun to follow your tutorials. Before I started looking up your website,I went through upteen videos on youtube but nothing was as convenient to learn as yours. Many thanks!
Ethan, my question to you is how do I get proportions correct in my drawing? For example, if I had to draw a room then how do I get the furniture in proportion to the walls, walls in proportion to the people and the like? Could you guide me through this please! 🙂
Could you also let me know your email ID so I can write to you? It’ll be great to hear from you!
(Howdy, from India!:))
hey >>> keep going u r the best >>ty for all videos
How do I get the before drawing to print?
To print the picture, please just right click on the image and select “Print”.
Click on the eye..you should be able to see a prompt saying to save…save it and either print it or draw from your computer.
Thanks for being so helpful! Really appreciate it 🙂
you have sparked my interest in art, although i never would have dreamed of being an artist i like to draw! thx
I love all of your videos … i think you have an amazing way of explaining your tuturials!!
im a HUGEEEEEEEEEEE fan !!!!! 😀
can’t wait to get started and try and improve
Sir I would like to thank you because this is my childhood dream to become an artist. but i dont have the opportunity for this. and you give me that opportunity…. Thanks a lot
THANKS EATHAN FOR THE FIRST VIDEO IM READY TO GET STARTED
Thank you for your instructions and time.
Thank you Ethan.
Thank you very much for your lesson. I am beginner for drawing but motivated. I am going to work hard to learn.
Thank you Ethan for your lesson on the blended method .I haven’t received the second lesson yet I should love to talk with you about your other bonus lessons.your studen bruce
Thank you Ethan for being my portrait drawing instructor.I’m excited about improving my drawing skills.with your help thanks Brucle
This first video has inspired me to go out to my local art store and get all my supplies!!! I’m definitely looking forward to the future videos and improve my art! I’m only 13 years old, but I feel the need to master realistic drawing for art college 🙂 Anyways, Thank you for your help!
Thank you for the lessons on how to draw it really helps
Sir am verry greatful for help, but sir how do I draw a real portrait and then paint….the videos are amazing please send more I need more please sir, you are the boss sir. Thanks am from nigeria love you.
please translat vedio by arbic
super excited to learn next lessons….
could you tell us what no. of pencil you are using when demonstrating….it would help me a lot as new to this, but lookig forward to seeing how I can progress…..
I use a 2B lead pencil. The 2B refers to the softness of the lead. The size of the lead itself is 0.5 mm lead.
Thank you for your help
I wish you showed the process of drawing an actual portrait instead of just the eye for this series. But I still really liked it, especially the 5 elements of shading tutorial and the gridding method one. Also, for your portrait drawing time lapse videos, can you have a commentary so we know what your doing?
Thank you for your videos, starting today i’m going to learn your turorials 🙂
Haven’t recieved my next video and it’s the next day.
Here is the link to the next video: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-2-of-8/
Thank you, for taking the time to do these lessons. I’m so excited about them it’s helping me a great deal. Looking forward for the next days lesson.
Thank you sir
Thank you sir great help.
TY so much for doing this i am 72 yrs young am excited on doing this i havent deawn since i was a kid so i love drawing so i hope i can do this with thes lesson because i won’t be able to but your set but ty yong man god bless you
i been watching different kinds of drawing techniques coz i really want to improve my drawings..i just wonder if i can make it by self studying.. but anyways i will keep watching your videos..thank you
hope this would change my drawings…i just self studying
it is really good tutorials. I really like and easy to understanding.
thank you loads…you speak like you exactly know what am through . I just started your lectures and I hope I ‘ll tremendously improve not only in portraits but even in other drawings by applying your skills…eager to learn more!
Thank you for your lessons. I have a question – How soft or hard should be the pencils to get a good job?
I thank you for your answer.
It really depends on your style of drawing and preference. But it’s generally is a good idea to stay with in the medium range HB, 2B, etc. For these lessons, I used a 2B pencil and you can’t go wrong with that.
Great video, thank you for sharing and helping me to learn…
wating 4 tommoro……..cu tommoro
Great first video. I new to drawing so any help is appreciated
i like it verry mitch its hellp me to know how to drawing
this is very helpful to improve my drawing skills,thank you very very much
I don’t know how to access my second lesson. I’m having too much trouble getting to it. I know I’m not the brightest star in the sky, so How can I access my second lesson, if I don’t know how to get to it. I’m very frustrated and I don’t like it. Tell my how to get to my lesson. Do I got tio You tube first, or do I just go to my e-mail to get to my second lesson. Yeah, I know, some people find computer easy, but somehow it frustrates me when I can’t get to a lesson. Yes, I paid, so I’ looking forward to learning more. Please help with clear instruction on how to get to my lessons. Please help me………………………..soon!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about the late reply.
Thank you for your purchase and the DVD has been shipped out to you. You should also have gotten a link in your email which will allow you to access the online version of the course.
Also, here are all the links to the free portrait drawing lesson series so you can access them all at once:
Lesson 1: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-1-of-8/
Lesson 2: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-2-of-8/
Lesson 3: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-3-of-8/
Lesson 4: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-4-of-8/
Lesson 5: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-5-of-8/
Lesson 6: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-6-of-8/
Lesson 7: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-7-of-8/
Lesson 8: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-8-of-8/
People should really appreciated your work , really nice start .Many Thanks , hope your tutorial will be helpful with my carrier as a tattoo artist .
Hi Ethan, I am Nathalie from France (sorry for my unperfect English).
Thank u so much for your tuto, it seems so easy to do and so exciting. I am painting and drawing and learn by myself but i really like to learn and understand photorealistic portrait drawing.
I really enjoy to start my first lesson.
Thank u for helping people in my case.
hi Ethan am off to buy the materials hope to enjoy this
Its given me purpose as well as showing me I have a mind and how to use it for the good of world . I used to do oil paints till my accident wich has left me not been able to think or at times move from bed but this helps me a great world. I look at my emai ea day to see what’s new and how 2 use my hands and mind again.
Thank u so much. I don’t have any money & cuz issues in life I have been a path of distruction till I found u. Art leads me to a path of construction for me and my 2girls. It gives us things to do together& a self fulfillment. God bless u. I hope to get more tutorials. We love ur work
Thank you very much, Britannya! I’m so glad to hear that 🙂
can u suggest me wat i shud draw on the theme ‘ANCIENT AND MODERN’???
i wanna something mature…
how about warfare it both modern and ancient
Thank you so so so much for all the time and effort you put into this, you ask for nothing in return and I find that is so generous of you.
My father showed me this trick many years ago. He rolled a piece of newspaper that had no print on it very tightly and then bent it double so you are holding the ends, and used this as a blending stump. Make it about 50mm -75 mm long before folding..
cool, let’s see what you got.Learning is always fun,Im down
I paint with acrylics but when it comes to drawing, I am a total beginner. I drew the “before” eyes and it was a very painful thing to do. It looks terrible. Can’t wait for the lessons for improvement 🙂
WANTING ADDRESS TO MAIL MONEY ORDER FOR “DRAWIN REALISTIC PORTRAITS”
HAD THE ADDRESS ONCE, BUT NOW NEED IT AGAIN (CAUSE I LOST IT OR GAVE IT TO SOMEONE?) THANKS. I LOVE YOUR TEACHINGS!!!!!
Thank you for your interest. I just sent you an email reply!
Your lessons have been very helpful. The way you explain things really helps understand things I didn’t before. I just wanted to Thank You for your lessons
Very good video and it’s very useful! Thank you very much ~3~
je ne parle pas anglais, si je pouvais avoir une traduction en français…. si c’est possible… j’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites. merci
muchas gracias por esta primera entrega.
Seems easy and fun…. Very enjoyable. I dropped my Facebook months ago and don’t wish to reinstate it. Thanks. Looking forward to the next lesson, hopefully a challenging one.
You’re Awesome dude !!!!!
I like the way you teach.it’s interesting and helpful too.
I liked it.i am sure it will help.
when will I receive second video?
Hi Ethan, Very good introductory video. Really liked. All set to start with the second video.
Thank you very much.
i really like that eye 😀 so real….will i get to draw like that? 😀 thnx so much for this vid
i love to learn drawings
please help me i dont no what to do
I would be happy to. Could you please specify more closely what you need help with?
Thanks for offering this….I look forward to the lesson tomorrow.
Thanks you so much! I can not wait until the next lesson. 🙂
Thank you very much
I can’t wait until the next lesson
Hi, very excited to start your tutorial..but what kind of pencils do i need? 2B? 🙂
Yes, a 2B pencil would be good. But really any pencil will do. In the videos, you’ll see me using a 2B lead pencil. Happy drawing! 🙂
I’ll get everything ready straight away 🙂 can’t wait to start! Very helpful. Thank you
The video is simples and useful. Thank you for this video. Keep on in this way.
This is a GREAT video!!!
I was like how is this possible?
I thought it was computer touched up or something!!
Super helpful, and I suck at drawing so if it helped me, it’s helpful!!
Everybody that I know told me like that: “oh, you draw very well” but after i saw yoru drtawing, i thought WOW. You know thank you SO MUCH for helping people to draw, really man, i love you, who is gonna take part of your life to teach people how to draw like professionals. I’m really excited for tomorrow, i already done the draw of the eye, and I’m waiting to get better and better with your help. (Sorry if I commited any mistake, is because I’m Brazilian :P)
You are very welcome! It’s comments like these that really gets me motivated to make more tutorials. Thank you!
nice vid. The only problem is that my English sucks so i dont understand what is a Tortillon (sorry for my english)
Hi Aykragh, a tortillon is just a piece of paper that’s been shaped into a pencil. They are also called “blending stumps” and you can find them at any art supply stores.
I have looked most of the drawing videos on you tube like yourself and found the information scant at best, but what I have seen from you so far makes more sense to me than all the rest. Thank you in anticipation of your next lesson. Regards Ray.
will i receive the daily emails at the same time each day? if so is there any way i can change this time?
Sorry. Unfortunately, I don’t have control over what time the email goes out.
I’m so excited to improve my drawing skills!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Thanks for the videos Ethan, I have just watched the first one and it is very clear and informative. Really happy that you bother to include links to anything I might need or that you’ve mentioned in the video. Wish me luck!
Good luck! 🙂 And thanks for watching.
Wouldn’t you prefer to use a 2B-9B(for sketching and Drawing) pencil over the mechanic pencil which may bruise the paper?.
I do appreciate your techniques to make my drawings realistic. Thanks so much.
Yes, if you prefer, feel free to use a regular pencil (I would suggest the 2B. 9B is a bit too soft for my taste 🙂 I personally use the mechanical pencil (and so I suggest it) but it’s definitely not written in stone. It all depends on your personal preference.
i am going to enjoy this,it will help a lot ty.
hai, sir i am very happy to get u as my drawing tutor
Ethan: Woah .. You are my New Mentor 🙂
tell ya what i just sketch a girl on a cliff today with the dawning of the sun and i want to look it real so im graetful ive seen your tutorial…it really look cool…..shading and everything with pencil…….thanks!!!
i`m 20 and is a graduating art student but frankly im not satisfied with it so thanks for your lesson somehow i learnrned something …..
ethan thanks for everything you are the best art teacher of world (sorry my english is really terrible:D )
Thank you, Serenay. You’re so kind!
ethan ur really interesting but really good art teacher thanks for everything. 😀
i love the way you explain things so easily my art teacher is horrible at it.
Thanks Ethan , very interesting.
I’m a type of artist were as I have all the necessary skills for drawing
But need to bring them all together to further level my drawing talents. I greatly
Look forward to these lessons.
Many thanks Ethan, it’s looking very interesting so far..
I am so glad I found you, I had always looked for someone who would take the time to explain step by step how to sketch a realistic picture! but everyone seems to always be in a hurry to get their videos out there and their $$ in their pocket and forgets that art is something u feel an expression of many things, and feelings. I have an art degree of 3 yrs from a school I will not mention because they took my $$ and rushed everything I was so dissapointed I stoped drawing and then life happened,this happened when I was 17 today I am 41 and I love art and I want to start over!! I look forward to receiving your tutorials.. THANK YOU GOD BLESS
Thank you very much for sharing your story. Unfortunately, yours is not an uncommon situation. I think there are many fellow artists here who understand exactly how you feel. You are in the right place. Welcome and I hope you enjoy it here!
hey umm i went further on and drew the eye completely and not really color it i just shaded it in the spots that are neccessary and im a beginner but when it comes to drawing something i draw of whats infront of me drawing an eye was not that difficult for me and i also improved compared to the other eye drawings that i have i was having problems with shading but then when i saw this video i really did not know you can use a cutip as a shading tool thanks alot for the tutorial and looking forward to recieving more and challenging tutorials.oh by any chance is there a way that i can show the my drawing of the eye that you wanted us to draw i just want you to see if i am doing it right.
what kind of pencil do i
Mechanical pencil with a 2B lead is what I use. But to be honest, any kind of pencil will do as long as you are using the right techniques.
They say the first steps are the hardest. I hope to progress from walking like a 10month old into an athlete.
mine looks bad but it looks like a good drawer for a beginner do we just draw the eye or more stuff ?
For now we will learn to draw the eyes and then move into other areas in future lessons.
I was able to draw very good and I was 18 some how I lost my touch looking forward in getting them back with your lessons which are great
this is really helpful
l am just starting out. I all ways wanted to draw but did not know how to start. Your site looks like the place to start
Thanks for your help. Jim
You’re welcome, Jim! Getting started is 90% of the work. Great job!
I have all of the materials needed. My drawing teacher bought each of us a blending stump:) yay but im excited for my drawings of people to look just a bit more real than the ones I draw now so thank you!:)
I love drawing. I’m in highschool and alot of my electives are drawing classes and for 84 minutes all we do is draw still lifes and motion captures and listen to soft 80’s rock and some intrumentals all class! I love drawing eyes and hands:)<3
Welcome to the site, Kaila! Hope the lessons helps you. Glad to hear that art classes are still available in school. You sound very passionate about drawing.
I am so ready to learn how to draw like a professional. I want to be a Graphic Art Designer but my drawings are amateur -___-. I have thousands of ideas and objects I “think” about drawing but when I put it on paper -___-, you don’t want to know. When I see other peoples work I envy it, because I want to draw just like it or even better. I have soo many art utensils like 5 different tortillions, 4h all the way to 8B graphite pencils, kneading eraser, gum eraser, regular erasers, paint brushes lol. I’VE LITERALLY TRIED EVERYTHING !!!! I try watching youtube videos and it’s either going super fast so I can’t understand what their fully sketching, or my sketches never turn out like theirs :(. Your videos are slow and easy to understand and comprehend. IM SO READY TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW and prepare for my career. XD
Awesome! I’m so glad to have you hear. Thank you for sharing your story.
I know what you mean about the youtube videos. Many of them are just sped up recordings of someone drawings something with absolutely no explanation. Hopefully you’ll find these videos useful 🙂
well i’ll get started and hope i’ll improve, cause i’m getting nuts of my good idea’s but can’t get it on paper the way i want it, my technics needs improvements
I can understand your frustration, Vonny. Been there myself 🙂
i liked your first video. i’m really excited! i cant wait till tomorrow for the next video!!! i have to improve a lot since my aim is to become a fashion designer and drawing has a big role there…
10/30/2012: Thank you for this tutorial. I will put every effort to apply what is being taught. I did the eye and it appears to look pretty good but I’m sure it can be even better with your guidance because a more realistic look in my drawings is my ultimate goal. Is there a way to show you the first lesson (eye) I did, to you?
Yes of course. You can send your drawings to [email protected]
Thank you for the oppratunity to enhance my skills. I appreciate that you take the time to show how to make the portrait drawing more enjoyable & life like.
It’s my honor, Linda!
My eye looks like a cartoon. I tried so hard to make it look real, but making it as big as the reference picture that I printed out was hard to replicate!!!! I will keep trying until I get it right.
Exactly! That’s the perfect attitude.
my drawing is not that very good…. OMG
my eye is like nothing…
My drawing does not look anything like the reference photo, it is way off, truly it looks like I just threw something together lol. I tried
No one starts out good. Even the best artist in the world struggled when he/she first starts out. The key is to make mistakes (lots of them) and then learn from them.
You said it best – “I tried.” That’s the best anyone can do. Keep trying and you WILL get there.
My eye looks like it fell in a toilet then a tiger chewed it up.
LOL. I like your sense of humor, Liz. And that you drew a before drawing. I think the future lessons will really help. Let me know if you have any questions.
hello i like the first video i’m 13 years old and i’m pretty good at drawing but could learn way more i look forward to you next video and i can’t wait to improve
Good clear instructions on videos 1,2 and 3 so far. Like the course.
Looking forward to improving my portraits drawing skills
Hi have been looking for a drawing cause for some time ,what I have seen so far, is very interesting you have my full attention, looking forward to the next lesson.
Different language but drawing don’t talk, it is my goal and I’ll make it. I will follow you as I can. Thanks. C’ant wait for the next lesson!!
Awesome attitude, Richard. You’ll do great.
I love ypu lessons, I am not sure to buy this because I live in another Country.
Thank you. I’m glad you are enjoying them. I appreciate the interest in the course. BTW, just to let you know, you can access the course just fine even if you live in another country. I designed it to be a virtual home study course, so no matter where you live, you’ll be able to learn as if you had a private tutor 🙂
Hi,I have been following DME for a while and got your e-mail, and I think I finally found the tutorial that I have been searching all this time.I am really interested in improving my skills.I love to learn…especially anything to do with art and drawing and also painting.I could never draw people or do portraits well.I do not know much about computers (as in your video you instructed to click some white button) Thanks for this opportunity and the video, as they are great help for the old women like me.Looking forward for your further lessons.Thanks.
That’s awesome. I’m so glad I can help you. And thank you for the kind comment.
Cant wait for the next lesson!!
thank you ,i look forward to the lessons i am learning the computer so i dont know the light button to say i enjoyed it and look forward to learning thanks again gwen
Thank you for this website, I did chinapainting for a long time loved doing portraits and animals,
our teacher became blind and classes stopped, I am 90 and this is a way for me to again have
fun doing something I love in my own home, aren’t computers wonderful? Also can’t afford
to go out and find someone to teach, your site will be a blessing to many of us out here, again
THANK YOU! ginny
I’m sorry about your teacher. But I’m glad that you are still doing what you love.
Yes, computer and the internet are amazing things. They make all of this possible.
That’s exactly the reason why I started this site, to help people who want to learn but can’t for some reason.
thanks, you make it look easy. waiting for further lessons.
hi ethan thank u for your video i really enjoyed it
i am studying interior design my drawing totally sucks please help me with my drawing skills
send me links and instructions to start with
I sure will. Interior design. I think you would really like some lessons on perspective.
Thank you so much for this gift. I just finished a class on portraits in my oil painting class but I think this is going to be a lot more informative. Looking forward to the future lessons.
Thank you so much!!!. I will be following this tutorial everyday.
Thank you, Jean. I love to hear that.
This is so nice of you to do this..
I love to learn……….especially anything to do with
art and drawing. I never could draw people or do portraits well at all.very well.
Thank you for this opportunityto learn.
You’re very welcome, Kathy.
Thank you for your first lesson. I am just learning how to do portraits and will find your course very interesting and helpful. I look forward to future videos.
I have been following Drawing Made Easy for a while and i got your email. So i thought i would have a look, I found it very good. I think it will help me because a friend ask me to paint a picture of her baby daughter, i have a pretty good idea about portrait drawing but i need some more instruction, so i am going to give this a go and see where it takes me.
Good to see you hear. I think you’re really going to like the upcoming lessons.
hello sir!. i think i have finally found the tutorial that i have been searching all this time.. i am really interested on improving my drawing skills…by the way are you on facebook? 🙂 pls add me as friend so that i can(maybe perhaps) show you my recent drawings and you might give me some advices… i can really relate to your past experience of feeling depressed for drawing awful portraits haha because i often experience it too XD
Thank you. I’m glad you like the videos. Yes, we do have a Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/MyDrawingTutorials You can “like” the page to become a fan and we can stay in touch. Also, you can send me your drawings and support(at)mydrawingtutorials.com and I will be happy to look at them. Thanks for stopping by!
Espero tomra todos los apuntes posibles, me parece maravilloso la destreza de sus manos, estaremos pendientes de sus indicaciones, desde hace mucho tiempo he estado practicando y quiero hacerlo ahora a tiempo completo
Excited about starting these tutorials! I like your work, viewed your work on a woman’s eye on youTube. I have been drawing fulltime since 1997 and have always had difficulty with “human” portraits, getting a likeness, etc. I have mostly done animals in graphite and colored pencil.
Thanks so much for this opportunity!
I saw your animal portraits on your site. They look beautiful! You are a real pro. Really excited to have you join us.
(BTW, I’m really sorry about your lost. My deepest sympathy.)
I have a Question about Fur on animals? I can’t draw People very well so I draw animals. Do you have any tips on how to draw Fur?
I will be sure to address that topic when I start working on a course on drawing animals. Thanks for the suggestion.
hi there, i’ve been watching some of your videos on youtube, great job i feel these lessons will help me improve my portaits. 🙂 Can’t wait for next lessons.
something nice to learn..excited!! yeahh
I am from Romania, thank you for these tutorials .I’ll take all your lesson.Its seem to be interesting.
Thank you, Sabina.
I have been watching your videos! I think they will help me tremendously! I wish you could help me with some other techniques as well… I was wondering where you are from? I can hear your accent 🙂
🙂 You have a good ear, Sarah! I’m originally from Vietname. My family came to America when I was 9. Where are you from?
Muy bueno me agrado mucho very very good thank you
You’re very welcome!
I’m from Viet Nam ( my english not so well, sr ).
I want to ask you about tortillion, i can’t find any in where i live, so i wonder if i can use the..pink stick (sr, i dont know what it call) to blend… Thank you! And the videos is great!!
I’m assuming that by “pink stick” you mean Q-Tips. (Just to make sure we’re on the same page, those are the little plastic sticks with a small ball of cotton on each end and you use them to clean out your ears after a shower) If we’re both talking about the same thing then… yes, you can absolutely use them. That’s the next best thing.
Thanks for the question, Timonthy. Hope that helped. Glad to see I have a friend in Vietnam 🙂
I only started drawing this week, and my eye looked really good. Thank you.
Awesome! Glad to hear you are seeing improvements so quickly, MaryAnn.
Thank you for the great video! I really enjoyed watching it, and I am looking forward to the next one 🙂
I sent the link to this course to my friend who – I believe – will love to do this, too.
That’s great. Thank you for spreading the word. You rock!
Hi. Just a note to say that I have a 16 year old friend in an orphanage in Nepal who is interested in learning more about drawing. I am going to forward this email to him. I am sending him a laptop at the moment which I know he will enjoy using to watch your videos.
Thank you for recommending my videos. I’m very honored. I will do my best to provide more great content your you, your friend, and everyone in our little “club” here. Thanks a lot!
thanks I really enjoyed the video. am looking forward to seeing and learning from the rest.
Thank you, Dana. Glad to have you here!
well just joined your lessons in drawing being retired now I want to draw portraits of my grandchildren
Thanks for joining us. I think you’ll really like it here. I’m planning on creating some tutorials on drawing toddlers and baby portraits in the future.
Thank you for the email. I am looking forward to following the whole series. You were reccomended by our local art teacher who found you on the internet
Welcome to the community. Very glad to have you here. Please thank your art teacher for helping spread the word. That’s amazing!
Thank you for the videos , they are a great help , for an old man like me, Not so much the grid method , but the blending and shading , please state the lead hardness in your mechanical pencil . I am now on 4th video , should have commented then , but I keep going back to refresh . look forward to the rest of the videos , Malcolm Haynes
The hardness of the lead I use is 2B, but HB would do just as well. Thanks for the question and comment.
I received video 1 then it jumped the next day to 4 – 8. Can you send me 2 & 3. Thanks
Sure thing, Hazel.
Look foreward to seeing the next e-mail.Thanks Hazel
Like. Thank you.
Looking forward to more
nice begining,continue in this vein plse.having folled your tutorials for some time now I can say and see improvement in my work.Thank you
thanks, liking this already and looking forward to the rest of the videos
I’m eager to see your work.
You have a pleasant voice.
lol, I’ve always been a bit self conscious of my voice. Thanks you for the nice comment 🙂
This is an excellent tutorial. It will help our girls(not for profit organisation)to become better in the protrait drawing. This website has helped them a lot.
Wow, I had no idea. That definitely will give me motivation to work harder on future tutorials knowing that it’s help your school. Thanks for watching!
Hope to improve my drawings with the guidance of the course. Looking forward. Thanks.
Many many thanks for sending me this video. It is great job you are doing and will be very helpful for people like me who are just starting and want to do this sort of work with perfection. I am eagerly waiting for your next video. Many thanks again and best regards
Always open to learn different and especially better drawing skills.I have completed the asignment for today and looking forward to tomorows.
Great! I love to see someone who like to take action. I think you’re going to see a lot of progress over the upcoming lessons. Thanks for watching and keep up the great work.
I am so happy I found your site. looking forward to learn lots . heheheh. I know I will.Glad to see the tools I will need too. Thanks !!!
Thanks Kaye. I’m glad to have you here.
Thanks for the LIKE, George! 🙂
the tutorial is very nice
Thank you for the great instructions and videos.
My drawing has greatly improved and your techniques are
easy to understand and practice with.
Thanks for offering your expertise to others.
Thanks you for the feedback, Carol. I’m glad you like them.