Drawing Faces with France - Primer

Regular price $ 30.00 USD

Sharpen your drawing skills and build a healthy drawing habit, one face at a time, with crosshatching virtuoso and prolific portrait artist France Van Stone as your guide.

  • 2.5+ hours of HD video instruction
  • 4 in-depth video lessons, complete with inspiring reference photos
  • Immediate, lifetime access to all class content in Sktchy Art School

Starting with the basics, France will introduce you to her simple go-to materials for drawing faces. She'll also teach you how to hold your pen or pencil and warm up your hand with fun, relaxing exercises so that you can draw a human face without physical pain. Finally, you'll learn one of the most important skills in drawing: seeing with your eyes, as opposed to with your trickster brain.
Lesson length: ~34m

Now that your hand is warm and your eyes are open, you're ready to start drawing the face. That first line can be the most daunting, so France will teach you how to get started in a carefree way, staying loose and enjoying every step of the process. This is not about finishing. "Finishing," as France says, "is overrated." This is about starting and making something happen. Working from reference photos, you'll create several rough sketches, and France will show you how she uses a few "sketchy" lines to outline the shape of the face and map out the features.
Lesson length: ~40m

Now that you have your rough sketch in place, it's time to add volume and light. France will teach you various techniques, including crosshatching, for bringing the face to life on the page. With France as your guide, you'll draw the same reference photo several times to learn how to build up the face, adding volume and highlights, while shedding the need to capture a perfect likeness.
Lesson length: ~59m

Now that you've built up your confidence in drawing the human face, France will share the myriad dos, don'ts, tips and tricks that she's learned from drawing thousands of faces over decades, with a specific focus on drawing the eyes and nose. With these nuggets of creative wisdom, you will be fully prepared to continue on your own rewarding journey of drawing the human face.
Lesson length: ~34m

Meet Your Teacher

France is a French-American, self-taught artist and art teacher and the author of the book Sketch!, which inspires readers to build a daily drawing habit. She's taught thousands of students in her Sktchy Art School classes and garnered 125k - and counting! - Instagram followers around her amazing gallery of drawings.


What tools do I need to take this class?

  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Paper

Is this class different from France's other Sktchy Art School classes?

Yes! All of the content in this class, including video lessons and live broadcasts, is completely new!

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, including a recording of the live Q&As, so you can go at your own pace.

What skill level do I need for this class?

Beginner to intermediate.

Do I get lifetime access to the class?

Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL class content.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final.

Any Questions?

Contact us. We'll reply asap.