How to Draw and Shade this portrait

——   Created by Sykosan

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Course
12
Lessons
46m
Lesson time
intermediate
Skill level

More about this course

In this class you will learn how to draw and shade the character above. Those skills are useful for character designs, for illustration and for painting in Photoshop in general.

What is the content?

  • About 45 mn of a walk-through video tutorial to take you through the steps of drawing a portrait, in my particular style.
  • A Photoshop PSD file of my illustration with all the layers so that you can have a closer look at my work.

Who is this class for?

This class is suitable for intermediate artists who have knowledge of a drawing application such as Photoshop.

What will we cover?

In this class, we will draw a female portrait, starting with sketching, then cleaning up and detailing, then adding flat colors, then shading, lighting, backlight and effects.

Class Project:

Draw a portrait of your own and I will be happy to give you some feedback.

Who is Sykosan?

Sykosan is a London based, French / British 2D animation film maker since 2004.

Sykosan’s expertise covers all stages of the animation process from writing to editing, including film directing, character designs, backgrounds and assets designs, 2D effects and compositing.

Sykosan has a unique style, recognisable as a modern blend of western and Japanese influences, while his work also shows a strong ability to match a large variety of animation styles.

Throughout his career Sykosan has animated for all kinds of media, such as advertising, feature films, video games and music videos, for clients such as Katy Perry, the BBC, MTV, SAMSUNG, SONY, ADIDAS, GUCCI, and many more.

The course project

Draw a portrait of your own and I will be happy to give you some feedback.

Feel free to draw a similar character or any character of your choosing.

Find attached the Photoshop PSD file of my illustration with all the layers so that you can have a closer look at my work.

12 Lessons

0:01:00
Introduction
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0:01:06
Setting up
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0:09:21
Sketching
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0:04:36
Clean up and Details
0:07:12
Flat Colors
0:03:45
Shading
0:06:33
Lighting
0:02:58
Highlights
0:01:58
Backlight
0:03:52
Color the Light
0:03:29
Effects
0:00:25
Conclusion and Project
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 46m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
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About the instructor

Hi! I'm Sykosan :)

I am French / British and I am a 2D traditional animator and illustrator since 2004. I am based in London. I specialise in 2D character animation and 2D special effects. I offer classes on how to draw and how to animate, particularly in Photoshop, but …

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