What you will learn

Working from the fantastic marble busts and paintings of The National Portrait Gallery, you’ll learn the fundamental principles of portraiture.

How to draw a range of different faces in varying positions, including full face, profile and three-quarter view.

Importance of proportion in portrait drawing. An introduction into techniques including guide lines, measurements and negative space – to render accurate scale.

An introduction into tonal shading to depict the way light lands on a face, creating shadows and highlights – giving your portrait depth and form.