portrait Illustration Workshop

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Do you love to draw but you’re not sure where to begin with drawing a face? Want to learn the secret to perfect proportions, realistic details and smooth shading?

Everyone has the ability to learn illustration, you just need a little guidance! If you want to be able to draw a detailed face - this is the class you’ve been searching for.

Learn the in’s and out’s of Vanessa Vanderhaven’s self-taught techniques for realistic faces in this 3-hour jam-packed workshop, covering everything you need to know to draw a face from start to finish.

You will leave with some simple yet impactful tricks to making your drawings look realistic, a fresh view on illustration (and how simple it can be!) and a beautiful piece of work you can take home and show off to your friends.

Click here to book your spot.

Through live demonstration, we'll dig into:

- Getting proportions spot-on: the simple way to outline a face

- Selecting the correct tools to use for outlining, detailing & blending.

- Drawing fine details: the easy way to drawing itty bitty details

- Adding your own creative flair: drawing in your own unique style

- My personal tips and tricks for that pop-off-the-page factor!

Limited tickets are available as we like to keep each class small so that each student gets individual attention on their work.


What you will learn

  • Skills & techniques for drawing in a realistic style

  • Applying those techniques to a new portrait from start to finish

  • Unique tips and tricks

What you will get

Use of drawing materials (paper, pencils, erasers, blending tools etc.)

What to bring

Pencils, paper and a reference image will be provided to you for the class, however, feel free to bring along any of your own pencils that you would like to use.

What to wear

Wear what makes you feel wonderful.

Appropriate for

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, through to advanced. No matter your skill level, you will walk away having learnt a new way to illustrate detail and draw faces unique to you.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Ticket refunds can be made up until 1 week before the workshop begins.


Social Cut Studios in Brisbane
7/887 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Sound like your cuppa tea? Book your seat below