Digital Drawing

Taking Your Portraits to the Next Level


31 lessons
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Are you looking to take your portrait and/or character face design to the next level?

SOZOMAIKA is excited to teach how to push your portraits and make decisions from a knowledgeable perspective when choosing color, mood and attitudes to bring energy to the paintings.

Learn Portrait and Character Design 101 you need to create a memorable character. From line art to coloring and shading, facial features to body proportions, SOZOMAIKA will share her insights on creating character designs in detail.
This class will take you from beginner to advanced, and you will leave with more understanding of how to make striking portraits with rendering techniques and cosmetic application.

Step 1: A Refresher on Basic Structure and Principals/Getting Comfortable on Your Canvas

Step 2: How to Curate an Aesthetic and Develop a Critical Eye For Detail

Step 3: Blocking out Shapes, Stylization and Rendering

Step 4: Fine Tuning and Final Touches


  1. Meet Your Instructor

  2. Introduction to the Course

  3. Introduction to the Program

Chapter 1: Getting Started

  1. Good Artistic Form

  2. Warming Up/Getting Started/Getting Comfortable

  3. Warming Up Guided Practice

Chapter 2: Drafting

  1. Drawing Basics

  2. Anatomy Basics Overview

  3. Stylization/Shape Design

Chapter 3: Rendering

  1. Building Form/Values/Volume Control

  2. Building Form Guided practice

  3. Moving From Line Art Tips

  4. Avoiding Muddy Values Tips

Chapter 4: Curation & Exec

  1. Choosing References

  2. Applying References/Studies

  3. Composing the Subject

  4. Attitude and Expression

  5. Mood and Energy

Chapter 5: Details

  1. Ethnicity/Phenotypes

  2. Undertones/Blemishes

  3. Hair Tips and Tricks

  4. Lashes

Chapter 6: Cosmetics

  1. Characterization with Cosmetics (How They Relate to Time Period and Personality)

  2. Cosmetic Color Theories

  3. Makeup Illusion and Application

  4. Highlight Treatment

  5. Glossy/Glittering Part 1

Chapter 7: Finalize

  1. Fine Tuning/Color Grading

  2. Textures/Material

  3. Gradient Maps

  4. Final Edits


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Meet Your Creator
I'm SOZOMAIKA, a full-time freelancer currently based in California.
I'm self taught and have drawn since my days as a child. I have always been passionate about fashion and beauty related imagery and try to incorporate those things in my paintings.
I've been asked to create tutorials for many years now on my approaches to painting portraits so I hope this course can give you more insight on what goes on in my head when I make decisions as I work.

Sozomaika will be using Photoshop for this class but students are free to follow along for the majority of the course with their software of choice. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of their software of choice prior to participating in class.

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Earn points to Extend the Class Access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

Classmates will need to download a digital drawing program of their choice before taking the class.

Class access

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