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Pastel Portraits with Procreate

——   Created by Cecile Yadro

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1h 10m
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More about this course

For this class you'll need an iPad, a stylus and Procreate. If you're using another app to draw you can still follow along, adjusting accordingly. 

This class is for all levels, if you don't know how to draw you can still trace the drawing. 

The class is about learning the importance of value over colors. Color is like the cherry on cake, and any color is correct, as long as the value is correct. Knowing this, you can use any color you want for skin tones: blue, green, yellow, red, purple!

I'll talk a bit about color theory, and especially how to use the color picker in Procreate.

Then we will practice a colored nose with accurate values so you understand well the process of choosing the right colors. I’ll show you how to blend the colors to get this soft pastel look.

Then, go for the full portrait!

I'll show you how to draw the portrait from the reference photo, or you can choose to trace if you prefer.

Then we will place the colors, taking care of color temperatures and values. I provide 5 different color palettes that you can use, depending on your style.

I'll show you how to place the colors, how to make nice transitions between colors.

The class is made with a 12B brush provided to download in the resource section, but it can be achieved with any other brush you like!

So, ready for a colorful portrait?

The course project

Your project will be to make your own colored portrait, following the values rule. 

Supply needed:

- a reference photo, either the one used in class to download here, or a personal one

- iPad and stylus, Procreate

- 12B brush to download here, or your favorite brush

Don't forget to post your art in the resource section and to tag me on Instagram so I can share your art in my story! @cecileyadro 

13 Lessons

1 min
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2 mins
Your project
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3 mins
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7 mins
Color theory
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7 mins
Practice with a nose
8 mins
Drawing the rough sketch
8 mins
Refining the sketch
9 mins
Coloring big shapes
9 mins
Refining colors
8 mins
Coloring eyes and mouth
6 mins
Coloring hair
3 mins
Coloring shirt
7 mins


100% of 1 people enjoyed this course!

Courtney Fuhr liked this class and said...

Good course but I would caution that it’s probably not best suited for complete beginners. Since I am in that category, I’m taking a few other courses and will circle back to this once my knowledge is a little more advanced.

About the instructor

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Cecile Yadro
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Bonjour and welcome to my Arbington page!

I’m so happy you found me! I’m a French artist, both digital and traditional. I love drawing and …

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