Creative Box Studios

Introduction to Portraits: Drawing Lips with Ella Nilsson


In this class, you will learn how to draw a mouth, how to shade and highlight to build values and create a pencil drawing of lips and mouth with Ella.

Materials in your creative box:

  • Toned tan sketch paper
  • B pencil
  • 6B pencil
  • White pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White gel pencil
  • 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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