Figures & Portraits

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Figure & Portrait Classes

Join along as industry-leading instructors take you through exciting and accessible lessons on how to create lifelike portraits you can't wait to show off!

Eyes by Gary Faigin
Self Portrait by Gary Faigin
Drawing facial features practice by Eugenia1

Drawing Facial Features

Gary Faigin


Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait.

Light & Shadow Exercise by Kerry Dunn
Completed Self-Portrait by Kerry Dunn
Portrait in progress by Kerry Dunn

The Classic Self-Portrait

Kerry Dunn


Join artist and teacher Kerry Dunn for a masterful overview of oil painting techniques as you create a classic self-portrait. See more

Drawn to Painting

Rob Zeller



Drawn to Painting

Rob Zeller

Join artist Rob Zeller for a dynamic, comprehensive introduction to creating a drawing based on a cast, then use your drawing skills as a ... See more

Student Projects from this class

White Tiger

White Tiger

by freda Georgiou

Sketch of Cast

Sketch of Cast

by Rob Zeller

Figure & Portrait Pieces

Admire the works of fellow figure artists and share illustrations of your own for feedback from the Craftsy community.


by Lisa Cherie


by Daborien

Craftsy Fine Art Shop

Find the supplies you need, from paintbrushes to paints, to enhance your portraits.

Narrative Portraiture: Complete Golden Artist Colors Course Kit


Figure & Portrait Blog Posts

Enjoy step-by-step tutorials from the experts for realistically depicting facial features, capturing expressions, and more. Plus find inspiration in roundups of figurative artists' work.

Fine Art Friday: Tips for Finding and Working With a Model

If you like figure or portrait drawing, working from life with a model is a unique and irreplaceable experience, but if you never had to work with ...

Fine Art Friday: 5 Tips for Painting Portraits From Photographs

Painting portraits from photographs has obvious advantages, but there are a few pitfalls to avoid. Read five tips for painting portraits from ...

Explore the Painting Techniques of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon was one of the most original and independent voices in 20th Century painting. His non-traditional approach to both the medium of oil ...