Guided 1-to-1 Coaching

 Need creative mentoring? Need advice and support in your realistic portrait illustration work? Someone to show you the ropes?

Your teacher Vanessa Vanderhaven is an illustrator and designer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has over 9 years experience in illustration and has been teaching illustration, online & in-person, for 2 years.

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Learn to draw realistically

This program is designed to guide your through each step of drawing portrait illustrations in a realistic style. Anyone can learn to draw, paint or create in any style they wish. Do you want your drawings to pop off the page? Let’s work together and bring your art skills to the next level.

my philosophy is simple

If you want to, you can. With a style in mind, you can 100% learn to draw or paint in any technique you wish - all it takes is a little guidance and practice.


I am a self taught illustrator and I see that as an advantage. I’ve worked out the best & quickest ways to draw in high-detail and then relay those techniques to other people in a way that is easy to understand & follow.



personalised experience

The Guided 1-to-1 Coaching Program is for those looking to make rapid improvements to their illustration work.

Guided students gain unlimited access to the full Portrait Illustration Course as well as a 1-hour Monthly Intensive Session working through your progress and improving any areas of illustration you wish to excel in.

Regular 1-to-1 sessions will help you see your artistic work improve faster and get you closer to achieving your creative goals. It can sometimes feel like it’s all too hard - our sessions will ease your judgement of your work and support you through your up-skilling, each step of the way... no matter your artistic level!


Customised Coaching Package

Want to get started?

• $150 per month
• Monthly 1-to-1 sessions with me
• Lifetime access to course material
• No contracts. Cancel any time.