Stanislav Prokopenko: Portrait Drawing Fundamentals

Video Length: 4 Hours

If you've ever wanted to learn to draw portraits this is the one video class, we recommend, you take.

Stan Prokopenko presents a comprehensive approach to drawing the portrait from any angle. Then he shows details about the anatomy of eyes, nose, lips, and ears. The information is presented in an entertaining way to keep you engaged and willing to watch the lessons.

Includes 2 full length, real-time demonstrations of how to take a portrait from start to finish. Together the demonstrations of "Morgan" and "Nicolai" are about 3 hours.

This video course consists of 28 mini-lessons and 2 full length demonstrations, each about 1.5 hours long.


List of Lessons:
1a: Drawing Supplies I Use in My Videos
2a: How to Draw the Head from Any Angle
--Assignment: Draw the Loomis Head
2b: Loomis Method – Real-Time
3a: How to Draw the Head – Front View
--Assignment: Draw the Loomis Head – Front View
3b: Loomis Method Front View – Real-Time
3c: Loomis Method Front Downtilt – Real-Time  
4a: How to Draw the Head – Side View
--Assignment: Draw the Loomis Head – Side View
4b: Loomis Method Side View – Real-Time
5a: How to Draw the Head from Extreme Angles
--Assignment: Draw the Loomis Head – Extreme Angles
5b: Loomis Method Extreme Uptilt – Real-Time
5c: Loomis Method Side Tilt – Real-Time Demo
5d: Loomis Method Birds Eye View – Real-Time
6a: Shading Light and Form – Basics
Assignment: Shade an Egg
7a: How to Draw Eyes – Structure
7b: How to Draw Eyes – Step by Step
Assignment: Draw the Eyes
7c: Placement of the Eye – Real-Time
7d: How to Draw Eyes – Real-Time
8a: How to Draw a Nose – Structure
8b: How to Draw a Nose – Step by Step
Assignment: Draw the Nose
8c: How to Draw a Nose – Real-Time
9a: How to Draw Lips – Structure
9b: How to Draw Lips – Step by Step
Assignment: Draw the Lips
9c: How to Draw Lips – Real-Time
10a: How to Draw Ears – Structure
10b: How to Draw Ears – Step by Step
Assignment: Draw the Ears
10c: How to Draw Ears – Real-Time
11a: How to Draw Hair
11b: How to Draw Hair – Step by Step
Assignment: Draw the Hair
11c: How to Draw Hair – Real-Time
12a: Full Demo – Drawing ‘Nicolai’
Assignment: Draw a Portrait
13a: Full Demo – Drawing ‘Morgan’

 About Stan Prokopenko

"I was born in Odessa, Ukraine and came to America at the age of six. At the age of 13, I pronounced myself as a lifelong student of art. Since then I have devoted my life to the arts.

During high school, I got an internship at Sony Online Entertainment to animate for the upcoming video game, Everquest II. I wrote an article on animation for Imagine Magazine at Johns Hopkins University and created a five minute animated short film, "A Game of Pool", which featured on all American Airlines flights in September through December of 2004.

In 2003, I began studying at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California, where I got most of my arts training. After attending the Watts Atelier for many years, my focus shifted from animation to fine art painting. In 2007 I became a teacher at the Watts Atelier of the Arts and have taught drawing and painting classes on numerous topics such as portrait, figure, quick sketch, and plein air."

"When you watch my video lessons you'll notice that I try to make them entertaining while keeping them educational. I feel that if you're having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better. You retain more information, you pay more attention, you're much more likely to continue learning and more likely to go back and re-watch tutorials. And it will leave you more inspired and motivated to go practice."