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SKETCHING FACES

A GUIDE TO ILLUSTRATING WOMEN UNIQUELY

SKETCHING FACES IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO GET MESSY MEMBERS.

Sketching Faces is an online, video based course that will teach you how to sketch and paint girls faces, taught by illustrator Katie Smith.

The ability to draw lifelike faces will help take your artwork to a new a level allowing you to dive into the world of portraiture. Experienced illustrator, Katie Smith, will teach you her very simple method for drawing beautiful faces no matter your skill level. This course starts at the very beginning and will walk you through, step by step, in clear easy to follow videos helping you learn to draw a variety of facial features, different profile views, experiment with different hairstyles, and you will learn Katie’s secrets to coloring in your sketched faces with watercolor paint.

The course includes multiple printable templates to help you practice and grow your skills and step by step guides, video tutorials and ideas and challenges to help you use your new artwork into other art forms you love. Join today if you want to take your drawing skills to the next level and begin sketching lifelike faces in your art.

Your teacher

Torrie Lynn

@foxandhazel

Torrie Lynn is an artist residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has always been creative and lover of all things loud & bright. She has been making marks and scribbles on every surface she could find since she was young. Her artwork focuses on loud colors, layers and lots of mark making.

With Messy Marks, Torrie hopes to encourage students to embrace intuitive mark making to further enhance their artwork. She loves to teach others how to tap into their creativity even further, and hopes this class helps you do just that!

Lesson Plan

INTRODUCTION

Learn how the course works and why you will love using faces in your artwork.

LESSON 01 - SUPPLIES

What you need to get started and how to choose the mediums you like best.

LESSON 02
- FACIAL FEATURES

Practice the basics of sketching faces by learning the shapes and proportions.

LESSON 03 - SKETCHING HAIR

 Learn how to add flowing hair to your faces, how hair can change the feel of a character and worksheets for practice sketching hair onto a character.

LESSON 04 - SKETCHING A FACE, FRONT VIEW

Learn how to put your practice to use by completing a finished face. Plus tips for adding personality to your character through emotion.

LESSON 05 - SKETCHING A FACE, SIDE VIEW

Learn how to draw a profile from start to finish with multiple profile examples.

LESSON 06 - WATERCOLORING A FACE

Learn the secrets to coloring in sketched faces with Katie’s favorite medium- Watercolor! Including best tips for working with watercolor, adding details to your faces and when to work with a wet-on-wet technique vs. a wet-on-dry technique.

BONUS - FACES IN ART JOURNAL SPREADS

Take a flip through Katie’s art journals and see examples of pages that include faces, and how you can work them into your design.

BONUS - HOW TO USE SKETCHED FACES IN YOUR ART JOURNAL

Video lesson and printables to help you practice your face drawing skills to use in your art.

In the class

Get Messy membership

Get Messy is a catalyst for artistic growth, a guide for creative living through art journaling, a platform for rising artists of all types, and a creative community.

Visual teaching

Video, text, and image based lessons to give an all-encompassing learning experience.

Expert advice

In Get Messy classes, teachers share secrets, processes, and techniques openly and with a whole bunch of heart.

Actionable exercises

Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away. We kinda pride ourselves on how practical our classes are...

Print-ready workbook

A beautiful, printable workbook to accompany you on your creative adventure.

Art tribe

You don't only get the best teacher, but you get the best classmates. You have access to the course teacher, student support, and inspiration through the Get Messy Forums and the course hashtag.

Student art

Pssst: You could be making art like this…

THIS CLASS IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO GET MESSY MEMBERS.

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To help you really ignite that spark, Get Messy has:

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Actionable inspiration

A place to ask questions, share your unbridled enthusiasm for your favorite type of glue, and discuss living a creative life with others trying to do the same!

Digital art dates - artist-led live masterclass where you create alongside other Get Messians (this is the amazing community part we keep talking about!)

A massive library with 16 full classes, 28 past seasons, and 15 live masterclasses led by artist-teachers

Whether you’re a full-time artist or trying to fit in creative time anywhere you can, you’ll never be without creative ideas. 

Sasha

I wouldn’t be able to create so much work without get messy's constant support and appreciation.

Prior to becoming a Messian, I had this black hole inside me – it asked for something, some creativity, some inspiration, but I didn’t know how to feed it. As I joined get Messy, I discovered a whole new world where creativity could be a part of your everyday life.

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Get Messy will change your life. I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore. Almost instantly after joining, I became more creative, more motivated to create and most importantly (for me) I met and connected with a group of the loveliest, truly like minded people for what felt like the first time ever.

Jessica

I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot! Since joining Get Messy I’ve created so much more, I’ve become more consistent in my creative practice each year since I’ve joined, and I’ve found amazing people to share life’s journey with. Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me.

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After registration you will have immediate access. You'll have access as long as you're a member to watch the lessons any time, at your own pace, with or without pants.

(our vote is always the pants-less option)

What format do I receive the class in?

Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?

No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.

What do I need for this class?

The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:

  • Art journal
  • White cardstock
  • Your favourite drawing pen
  • Acrylic paint

How long do I have access to this class?

As long as you are a Get Messy member.

Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?

Since this is a self-paced class, we recommend tagging the teacher on Instagram when you share your work or sending her a DM. 

Can I share my work and what I learn in this class?

Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice. We love Instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmsketchingfaces and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. We also have Galleries with student work within Get Messy for very specific inspiration.