Realistic portraits with alcohol markers

In this class I will show you a simple technique to achieve realistic portraits with alcohol markers. This technique is surprisingly simple, all you need is the right colors in alcohol markers.

‘Realistic portraits with alcohol markers’ class is available on Skillshare, and you’ll get a two weeks free trial with the link. 

I’ll discuss about the markers you need, and they are not as expensive as you think.

Then we will make some tries to find the good paper, I’m sure you have already some at home!

Let’s make some mixes and gradients to know how it works and master the markers.
I’ll discuss about how to choose the colors for your portrait, and provide the references of all the markers I used during the class, if you want to follow along exactly.

I provide a copyright free reference image to follow along, and you’re welcome to use your personal photo as well.


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Realistic portrait with alcohol markers
Realistic portrait with alcohol markers

As it’s a class about markers and not about drawing, we will be tracing the image for a faster result. And no, tracing is not cheating! It’s just using modern tools.

I’ll detail step by step, in real time, all it takes to achieve the portrait by coloring the face, hair, eyes, mouth, hand.

Then it’s time to select the colors of the sweater and background and apply them.

And voila! with Realistic portraits with alcohol markers class you’re ready to paint a lot of portraits!

What students say about the class:

This really motivated me to pick up my markers again and try this beautiful loose and strong looking style.

Another great tutorial. I watched it all the way through and it has encouraged me to invest in the two sets of markers. Once the markers arrive I will watch through all the lessons again. Cecile is a very inspiring teacher.

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Cecile Yadro

I believe that art can help you express yourself, find your voice, and discover who you are. And I want to help you do that. I've seen how powerful my classes can be for more than 20,000 students. In my classes, I focus on giving you the tools you need to express yourself and make your creativity take flight!

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