Realistic Pencil Portraits with Justin Maas

Regular price $ 29.99 USD

✏️ Learn how to draw realistic pencil portraits with virtuoso of likeness Justin Maas.

✏️ Learn Justin's personal method for achieving a likeness for any subject.

✏️ Hone your skills by drawing 10 faces with Justin guiding you every step of the way.

♾️ Get immediate, lifetime access with purchase. Go at your own pace, revisit forever.

Class Outline

This class comprises ~7 hours of HD video instruction with 10 portrait sketching tutorials and inspiring reference photos.

Lesson 1 (76m) 

Learn Justin's personal method for achieving a likeness for any subject. Draw a male face based on average facial proportions, and then sketch two celebrity faces to see how each deviates from the average.

Lesson 2 (62m)

Sketch a portrait of Justin using what you learned in Lesson 1. Then draw a female face based on average facial proportions, and sketch a female subject to practice on a real person.

Lesson 3 (85m)

Sketch three different faces in three different positions: frontal view, profile view and 3/4 view.

Lesson 4 (73m)

Draw a fully rendered portrait (as opposed to a sketch) of a female subject in frontal view. Practice drawing teeth realistically.

Lesson 5 (53m)

Draw a fully rendered portrait of a male subject in frontal view on toned paper using graphite and white charcoal.

Lesson 6 (56m)

Draw a fully rendered portrait of an older female subject in frontal view. Practice drawing wrinkles realistically. 

Meet Your Teacher

Justin Maas is a Canadian portrait artist who has been working professionally for more than 20 years. He is best known for his “famous faces” series of portraits on Instagram, where he posts daily drawings of your favorite celebrities for his 400,000+ followers.

Maas’ pencil portraits have been reposted and retweeted by hundreds of celebrities including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Queen Latifah, Paul McCartney, Mr Bean, Ice Cube, Viola Davis, Ewan McGregor and many more.

A multi-award winning artist, Justin is a Senior Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA), an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and the author of Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step from Penguin Random House.

“When I was a teenager, a critic once said of my work, ‘Why not just take a photo?’ That has always stuck with me and challenged me to try to make my portrait drawings show something that a photo can’t.

"By playing with focal points, areas of detail and contrast, I like to think that my drawings go beyond what most photos say about the subject.”

    Lifetime Access - Anytime, Anywhere

    With your purchase, you’ll get lifetime access to the class on Sktchy, where you can contact Justin, connect with fellow students from around the world and get constructive feedback on your class art via desktop and any iOS or Android mobile devices.


    What tools do I need to participate?

    Is the content all new?

    Yes! Justin created these video lessons specifically for this class.

    Can I go at my own pace?

    Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, so you can go at your own pace and revisit forever.

    What skill level do I need for this class?

    This class is suitable for artists of all skill levels, from beginners on up.

    Do I get lifetime access to the class?

    Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL class content, so you can go at your own pace and revisit forever.

    Where do I access the class?

    You can access the class on Sktchy, which is free to join.

    What is your refund policy?

    Get a full refund, with no questions asked, within 24 hours of purchase.

    Any Questions?

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