Welcome! Here you will find a collection of video series containing full-length, step-by-step tutorials for drawing people. Each series shows you every pencil stroke of a drawing from start to finish with thorough explanations.
To get the maximum benefit from this collection, choose a series to watch and draw along with me as I take you step-by-step through the entire drawing. Take your time and work at your own pace. Pause as needed, and pick up where you left off. There is so much to be learned by applying so much time and practice to a single drawing! After you finish one series, choose another series and do it all again!
Alternatively, if you have certain trouble spots with portrait drawing in general, scan the images below and select one with features similar to what you are trying to achieve. Each image below is the final result of that stage of the drawing. Each video is accompanied with a description of what you can find covered in that video, so you should have no trouble finding the help you need.
Come back here often. Videos are typically added once a week, and the variety of subject matter will continue to expand!
This video series walks you through the steps of a realistic pencil drawing of two hands holding each other. We use the grid method with a light box and graphite pencils.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: TBD
This video series shows you how to achieve a realistic graphite pencil portrait of a woman we call “Ann”. We make use of the grid method with a light box and a mechanical pencil.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 16 hours, 20 minutes