Drawing A Portrait with Dave Malan

Drawing a Portrait

taught by David Malan
Buy $20.00
kirsten geyet

Watch a master draw

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!

Marta Toomer

Good for what was there but a tad dissapointing

Very short and only based around the author drawinf one particular portrait. I would have preffered to see more about how to achieve likeness while the author clearly says towards the end something along the lines of I'm not that accurate but I am...

Jack Koekkoek

Interesting, wouldn't call it a course

It was interesting to watch as the portrait came together, and I learned about this specific process. But I was disappointed not to find more info about general portrait drawing and more basic tools to get to the level this artist is at. (It was m...

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 at work. Thanks!

Marta Toomer

Very short and only based around the author drawinf one particular portrait. I would have preffered to see more about how to achieve likeness while the author clearly says towards the end something along the lines of I'm not that accurate but I am...

Jack Koekkoek

It was interesting to watch as the portrait came together, and I learned about this specific process. But I was disappointed not to find more info about general portrait drawing and more basic tools to get to the level this artist is at. (It was m...

Ronald Mena

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

Paweł Szkotak

It's a nice demo by Mr. Malem. The author shows his hatching technique and some additional tricks. He explains his drawing process but doesn't get into details much (how to measure etc). You should be familiar with basic drawing techniques (which ...

Cheryl Berrier

Dorna Diven

Mary Monson

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

David Skidmore

His skill is great. The commentary and any teaching is NON-existent. The only advice was that it takes a lot of practice and he was somehow measuring because of his much practice. You-Tube videos are more helpful than this! I bought because hi...

Sovotchka .

This course is great if you want to learn how to draw a portrait from reference, starting from basic shapes and slowly refining. It teaches about values and about really looking and seeing things, and David Malan explains how he judges what he s...

Michael Dominguez

David Malan
David Malan

About the Instructor

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.

What you will learn

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.

Course Contents

1 Video
1 Download
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum