Rekindle your creative side by learning to draw lifelike portraits, even if you don’t have a lot of time or haven’t drawn in a long while.
I have been there.
I am a late bloomer, a self-taught artist. The first time I drew my self-portrait, inspired by a drawing by the 19th-century French artist Ingres, it felt as though it had taken hours and I did not like the result very much. That was disappointing! But I persevered and I created a formula for myself that worked. I needed a clear step-by-step process, first to know where to begin, and secondly to give myself the confidence that, no matter how ugly my work in progress seemed to me (it almost always does at one point), if I stubbornly followed my process I could push through and love the end result.
This course is my personal formula – all you need is an everyday pencil and a sheet of paper.
You will learn how I choose a reference picture, decompose it into basic geometric shapes, draw the face, add layers of details and make the composition pop. All you need is an everyday pencil, an eraser, a sharpener and a sheet of paper. The course is divided into seven sections, which means that, in just a week, with a few minutes of video and about 30 minutes of ‘homework’ (depending on how fast you are) each day, you can achieve a wonderful portrait drawing that expresses your creativity and that you will be proud to frame or gift to someone you love.
In 7 days, you’ll nurture the artist in you.
So take the first step to your new art routine today! In your own time, and at your own pace, you can have a new art routine that can also be very relaxing. The ‘homework’ given in each video should take around 30 minutes, often allows for multitasking and is just about as long as a very good podcast (just sayin’). You’ll see, if you’re anything like me, that after you have drawn your first portrait successfully you won’t be able to stop drawing new portraits – and you will love every minute of the process.
Hi! I am the artist behind The Daily Atelier. Although I loved drawing when I was a teenager, I spent years of adulthood without touching a sketchbook – I thought I did not have the time but, at the same time, I felt that I was not nurturing a creative part of myself that used to be there, back in the day. Now I am a late-bloomer artist, teaching myself by studying works of art I love, and training, training, training. By documenting my journey with videos of my projects and findings, I hope to help you find your own art routine, at your own pace, one week at a time.
I do not pretend to be a teacher, a seasoned artist or an expert in anything. I am just a very motivated learner, like you, who finds a deep joy in regular art practice.
I am French and, while I lived in London for some years, you may notice my French accent! Don’t worry – if you have any difficulty with it, there are subtitles and transcripts of everything I say. A bientôt!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you do like cats, stripes and the colour grey, if you really want to be able to draw a portrait even if you don’t have a lot of time or haven’t drawn in a long while, if you want to express your creative side and be proud to frame or gift a portrait drawing …