Modules 1-6: Full Portrait Study

This is the beginning of a journey to learn the techniques developed and honed by award winning artist Kelvin Okafor starting right here, with learning how to draw a full portrait in a lifelike manner.

The art course teaches students how to draw using methods including covering: perspective, shapes and shadows, pencil, use of charcoal and chalk to draw a human portrait.


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Module 1-6: Full Portrait Study
£ 1250 Life time
  • All 6 module course video audio
  • All 6 module course certificates
  • All 6 module bonus prints
  • All 6 module print certificates
  • Lifetime Access to all 6 modules

Materials required

  • Smooth Cartridge Paper. Any weight but preferably (170gsm)
  • Graphite Pencils – Faber-Castell 9000: grades (5H) and (B)
  • Charcoal Pencil – Conte a Paris Pierre Noire (3B)
  • Wolff’s Carbon Pencil – grade (B)
  • Stabilo CarbOthello Pencil – (Gray Warm 5)
  • Cretacolor White Chalk Pencil
  • Stabilo CarbOthello Sharpener
  • Cretacolor White Chalk Pencil
  • Cretacolor Monolith Eraser
  • Conte a Paris Pastel Pencil Sharpener
  • Pro Art POLAR 31 – White Nylon Brush
  • Jakar Compressed Charcoal – Assorted Grey Set
  • Cotton Buds/Q-Tips
  • Tortillon

The Full Portrait Academy course provides up to 30 hours of real-time drawing by Kelvin.

What you will learn?

  • Understanding the materials/tools I use
  • Understanding proportions and shapes
  • Understanding how to draw using freehand
  • Understanding how to make outlines
  • Understanding how to apply the materials shown and used
  • Understanding tonal values/light and shaded
  • Understanding how to blend charcoal and graphite
  • Understanding how to texturize skin
  • Understanding how to draw pores and blemishes
  • Understanding how to make highlights and reflections on skin and eyes.

Academy courses deliver an in-depth, detailed video content of realism in drawing. They provide a foundation for you to develop your knowledge and enhance your skills.

The techniques demonstrated are very in-depth and detailed that from just one course you should be able to understand the artist’s process and use it to evolve your art practice.




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