In this video tutorial you'll sit down with professional artist and illustrator Dave Malan to do a pencil drawn portrait.

Good drawing is the basis to any effective visual story telling, this video will help you improve your core drawing abilities. 

David is well known for his pencil drawings and portraits which have been featured in magazines and fine art galleries around the country. He will take you through his drawing process, from the very first steps on how to construct the anatomy and proportions needed to give the foundation of a good drawing. 

Follow along as he discusses what to look for to get the personality in your drawing. Dave will show you how he builds up value and uses his signature crosshatching style to add the visual appeal and a finished but loose look.

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About the Instructor

David Malan

David Malan

David is a full time freelance illustrator after spending over a decade at Disney. He has worked freelance since 2005 nationally and international with assignments for magazines, book covers, ad campaigns and even coin design for the U.S. Mint. David also sells oil paintings and drawings in galleries around the U.S.A.

Course curriculum

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    • Drawing a Portrait
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Reviews

Graphite par excellence

Mary Monson

Start to finish, a great way to observe a portrait develop. Enjoyed this course. Thank you.

Start to finish, a great way to observe a portrait develop. Enjoyed this course. Thank you.

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Great process for a solid portrait!

Ronald Mena

This is a excellent class on the process of building a great portrait drawing. Solid foundation of information.

This is a excellent class on the process of building a great portrait drawing. Solid foundation of information.

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Watch a master draw

kirsten geyet

It’s always so interesting to watch the process in full. There aren’t too many process insights in this video but it was 100% worth the money just to see him...

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It’s always so interesting to watch the process in full. There aren’t too many process insights in this video but it was 100% worth the money just to see him at work. Thanks!

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