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The Beauty of Portrait Drawing - The Profile View

From Italy with Love

5 / 5.0
37 students5 hours 31 minutes

Created by Marco Barucco, offered on Udemy

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The profile portrait presents its own challenges and rewards. It’s easier to render the similarity to our model, but it’s much, much harder to give the impression of tridimensionality and realism. Profile portraits tend to seem “flat” and cartoonish, and you have to know what to do to prevent that from happening. In this course we will explore this ancient and beautiful type of portrait and will learn how to give it the feeling of volume and character.

What you will learn

  • To draw a beautiful and realistic profile portrait
  • The structure of the skull , seen from the lateral point of view
  • Head muscles, seen from the side
  • How to render the tridimensional forms of the head, seen from the side
  • How light interacts with light in this particular point of view
  • What are the typical challenges of this kind of portrait


  • It is better to have finished the front view course
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  • Price: $49.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 5 hours 31 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.1/10

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