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Hyperrealistic drawing | PENCIL

The complete online course of hyper-realistic pencil drawing, with the artist Alessandra Pagliuca.


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Materials list

Material List
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LEVEL 1 | The basics of hyper-realistic drawing


LESSON 1 | Tools and materials

LESSON 2 | Creation of the trace

LESSON 3 | Hyperrealistic drawing of a simple subject


Lesson 1 | Tools and materials

Lesson content

In this lesson, the materials to be purchased are listed, a demonstration on how to use them is performed, and a practical exercise will be done to gain confidence.

  • Video lesson duration: about 30 minutes

  • Time to devote to the lesson: about 1 hour

  • Subject: materials, demonstration and practical exercise

  • Difficulty level: easy

Squares exercise
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Lesson 2 | Creation of the trace

Lesson content

In this lesson we will address a delicate issue of the process of copying a photograph: the trace of the drawing. We will make the track with a simple image: a pair of dice.

  • Video lesson duration: about 30 minutes

  • Execution time: about 3 hours

  • Subject: a pair of dice

  • Difficulty level: medium

Preparatory phase:​

  1. Print the photo in A5 size

  2. Cut out the A5 size sketch pad sheet

  3. Cut out the A5-size acetate sheet


GAME DICE - Reference photo
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Lesson 3 | Hyperrealistic drawing of a simple subject

Lesson content

This lesson will be entirely dedicated to the realization of the detailed drawing of a pair of dice. You will see, step by step, how to tackle a job from beginning to end, with insights into useful techniques for each different step.

  • Video lesson duration: about 60 minutes (divided into two parts)

  • Execution time: about 8 hours

  • Subject: a pair of dice

  • Difficulty level: medium

* Use one of the two designs traced with gloss or grid, choosing the one that works best for you.


OPTIONAL EXERCISE - The sphere
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OPTIONAL EXERCISE - The solids
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LEVEL 2 | Anatomical parts: intermediate


BLOCK 1 | The eyes (front and 3/4)

BLOCK 2 | The nose (front and 3/4)

BLOCK 3 | The mouth (closed and smiling)


+ INTRODUCTION (Preparatory phase)


Before starting

Lesson content

The preparatory phase is essential to be able to continue in subsequent lessons. The steps to follow before proceeding with each lesson are in fact the following (as indicated in the introductory video):

  1. Introduction

  2. Print the images of the handout in the formats indicated

  3. Prepare the materials (see the list of handouts)

  4. Create the track with one of the methods taught (see lesson 2 of level 1).

  5. Put the tape on the edges of the drawing

  6. Pin up the pencils as indicated in the lesson

 
BLOCK 1 | The eyes

Lesson content

In this lesson, you will perform the hyper-realistic drawing of an eye in front view and an eye in three-quarter view. During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Front Eye video lesson duration: 90 minutes

  • Eye 3/4 video lesson duration: 60 minutes

  • Total execution time: about 10 hours

  • Difficulty level: intermediate


EYE - Front view | 20x17cm
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EYE - Three quarter _ 20x17cm
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BLOCK 2 | The nose

Lesson content

In this lesson you will be making the hyper-realistic drawing of a nose in front view and a nose in three-quarter view. During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Frontal nose video lesson duration: 70 minutes

  • Nose 3/4 video lesson duration: 70 minutes

  • Total execution time: about 8 hours

  • Difficulty level: intermediate


NOSE - Front view _ 20x17cm
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NOSE - Three quarter _ 20x17cm
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BLOCK 3 | The mouth

Lesson content

In this lesson you will perform the hyper-realistic drawing of a mouth with closed lips and a smiling mouth (with teeth in sight). During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Closed mouth video lesson duration: 75 minutes

  • Smiling mouth video lesson duration: 65 minutes

  • Total execution time: about 8 hours

  • Difficulty level: intermediate


MOUTH - Closed lips | 20x10cm
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MOUTH - Smile _ 20x10cm
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LEVEL 3 | Anatomical parts: advanced


BLOCK 1 | Skin, pores and wrinkles

BLOCK 2 | Hair (loss and styled)

BLOCK 3 | Beard (short and long)


+ INTRODUCTION (Preparatory phase)


Before starting

Lesson content

The preparatory phase is essential to be able to continue in subsequent lessons. The steps to follow before proceeding with each lesson are in fact the following (as indicated in the introductory video):

  1. Introduction

  2. Print the images of the handout in the formats indicated

  3. Prepare the materials (see the list of handouts)

  4. Create the track with one of the methods taught (see lesson 2 of level 1).

  5. Put the tape on the edges of the drawing

  6. Pin up the pencils as indicated in the lesson

 
BLOCK 1 | Skin and wrinkles

Lesson content

In this lesson the hyper-realistic drawing of a male cheek and an elderly person cheek will be performed, with particular attention to skin pores and wrinkles. During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Skin lesson duration: 90 minutes

  • Wrinkles lesson duration: 80 minutes

  • Total execution time: 8 hours

  • Difficulty level: intermediate


THE SKIN | 16x16cm
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WRINKLES | 16x16cm
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BLOCK 2 | Hair

Lesson content

In this lesson, the hyper-realistic drawing of loose female hair and gathered female hair will be performed. During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Loose hair lesson duration: 76 minutes

  • Styled hair lesson duration: 76 minutes

  • Total execution time: 12 hours

  • Difficulty level: advanced


HAIR - Loose hair | 20x24cm
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HAIR - Styled | 20x24cm
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BLOCK 3 | Beard

Lesson content

In this lesson, the hyper-realistic drawing of a short male beard and a long male beard will be performed. During the lesson you will be provided with all the tips and techniques to create, step by step, the drawing with all the details. If you have doubts or difficulties in carrying out the work, you can contact the teacher for clarification and advice.

  • Short beard lesson duration: 55 minutes

  • Long beard lesson duration: 55 minutes

  • Total execution time: 10 hours

  • Difficulty level: advanced


BEARD - Short | 23x20cm
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BEARD - Long | 23x20cm
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LEVEL 4 | The complete portrait


First part | The hair

Second part | The face

Third part | Neck and shoulder


+ INTRODUCTION (Preparatory phase)


Before starting

Lesson content

The preparatory phase is essential to be able to continue in subsequent lessons. The steps to follow before proceeding with each lesson are in fact the following (as indicated in the introductory video):

  1. Introduction

  2. Print the images of the handout in the formats indicated

  3. Prepare the materials (see the list of handouts)

  4. Create the track with one of the methods taught (see lesson 2 of level 1).

  5. Pin up the pencils as indicated in the lesson


REFERENCE IMAGE - Portrait _ A3 format
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The complete portrait

Lesson content

In the fourth and last level of the hyper-realistic drawing online course, the complete portrait of a young woman will be created, to put into practice all the exercises carried out in the previous levels.

In this portrait the themes of the eyes, the nose, the mouth, the skin and the hair will be addressed, reaching up to the lace texture of the dress.

  • Total duration of lessons: 3.5 hours

  • Total execution time: 15 hours

  • Difficulty level: high


First part | Hair Completion of the hair of the proposed subject.


Second part | The face Completion of the subject's face, including eyes, nose, mouth, ear and skin texture.


Part three | Neck and shoulder Completion of the portrait by processing the missing parts, such as the shoulder, the back and the lace dress.


 

The teacher's drawings

 

When you've completed the hyperrealistic drawing online course, you can:

  • Publish your work in our community, and request any corrections and advice from the teacher. Post your work in this section: Community

  • Leave a comment or a feedback, always in the community section.

  • Request the nominative CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION. To obtain the certificate, it's necessary to send photos of the completed drawings via email at the following address: info@alessandrapagliuca-learning.com. The teacher will then fill out the certificate. * To receive the certificate you must have performed all the exercises of the course.

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