Creative Box Studios

Intro to Drawing Portraits with Ella Nilsson


Join us online & learn introductory skills for drawing portraits with Ella Nilsson! In this class, you will learn drawing techniques, shading to build values, understanding proportions, and rendering a pencil drawing in profile with Ella.

Materials in your creative box:

  • Gray sketch paper
  • B pencil
  • 6B pencil
  • White pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sharpener

Class is welcome to all levels. 

Ella Nilsson is an artist based in Austin, TX. She has a BA in Fine Art, and a BS in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law, mostly so she can fact-check Law & Order episodes. Ella is known for working in series to help her set parameters and structure to concentrate on and fully explore a concept. She is currently working on three series about exploring contrast in faces and figures. When Ella is not working on artwork, she enjoys home improvement projects, traveling with her husband, competing in her skee-ball league, laughing, making others laugh, and cats.

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