Drawing Realistic Portraits in Charcoal

In this course, you will learn all of the techniques you need to draw realistic portraits in charcoal. Follow along with me as I teach you how to draw 3 full portrait drawings, as well as 2 hair studies.

Course Outline

  • Drawing hair- 2 studies Duration: 2 hrs 26 mins
  • Woman portrait- Full drawing Duration: 2 hrs 9 mins
  • Baby portrait- Full drawing Duration: 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Man underwater portrait- Full drawing Duration: 3 hrs 21 mins

What Does This Course Contain?

This course contains real time tutorials for 3 full portrait drawings and 2 hair studies. Over 16 hours of real time tutorials. For each drawing you will get:

  • Complete real time video tutorial with clear voiceover explanation of my charcoal drawing techniques.

  • Downloads of the reference image and initial sketch outline.

  • Materials list

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Hair drawings in charcoal
    • Hair studies in charcoal- Real time tutorial (2 hair drawings)
    • References and sketch outlines
    • Materials list
  • 2
    Woman charcoal drawing
    • Woman drawing real time tutorial - Part 1: Drawing the face
    • Woman drawing real time tutorial - Part 2: Drawing the hair
    • Woman drawing real time tutorial - Part 3: Drawing the background
    • Reference and sketch outline
    • Materials list
  • 3
    Baby charcoal drawing
    • Baby drawing real time tutorial- Part 1: drawing the face
    • Baby drawing real time tutorial- Part 2: drawing the flower headband
    • Baby drawing real time tutorial- Part 3: drawing the clothing and arms
    • Baby drawing real time tutorial- Part 4: drawing the skirt frills
    • Reference and sketch outline
    • Materials list
  • 4
    Man underwater charcoal drawing
    • Man underwater real time drawing tutorial- Part 1: Drawing the face
    • Man underwater real time drawing tutorial- Part 2: Drawing the water/ bubbles
    • Reference and sketch outline
    • Materials list

Reviews

  • I loved this course! It helped me so much

    Kristen Kincaid

  • I am finding this course extremely helpful

    Nancy Welborn

    I am finding this course extremely helpful in improving my skill. The demonstrations and explanations are quite clear and thorough. Watching Kirsty draw in ...

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    I am finding this course extremely helpful in improving my skill. The demonstrations and explanations are quite clear and thorough. Watching Kirsty draw in the excellent videos is especially instructive. Also love the tips and discussion of materials used.

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  • Chillout tea time with step by step instruction

    Sandra Casale

    I'm not a "drawer", I only have capacity to copy working so the tutorial is perfect for me and the result is soooo impressive considering my lack in art work...

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    I'm not a "drawer", I only have capacity to copy working so the tutorial is perfect for me and the result is soooo impressive considering my lack in art work. So i was happy to discover your tutorials, and pleased to have some really good time with them. thank you for sharing with us! Next step will probably be watercolor and/or colored pencil tutorial :)

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Instructor

  • Kirsty Partridge

    Kirsty Partridge

    Kirsty Partridge is a self-taught artist who specializes in creating photo-realistic drawings with charcoal and colored pencil, as well as more expressive paintings with watercolor. Kirsty has over 850,000 subscribers on her art channel on YouTube, Kirsty Partridge Art and has built a 6 figure business from her art. In her videos, Kirsty teaches her drawing and painting techniques. In total, her art channel has amassed over 43 million views. However, business for Kirsty really started to boom 2 years ago when she decided to offer in depth real time art tutorials on Patreon and art courses.