It’s Monday morning, and you wake up, startled by a “DING” on your phone.
You know that you shouldn’t be starting your day on Insta, but you don’t care. You’re just too. Damn. Exciiiited! Last night you posted your latest portrait, and you know what’s coming..
With your eyes still half glued shut, you check your Notifications. For several months now, each of your portraits has been getting more and more engagement – and your heart starts to race as you scroll through the sea of love. Artists that you used to idolize and look up to are now commenting on your posts 🥰
You brew a cup of coffee and start getting back to your beloved fans. You’ve barely started typing, when… DING
Another notification comes through. This time it’s a client. They’ve just signed your contract and paid your invoice up-front (one of the many perks of being an “in demand” artist)
Like a mad scientist, you nearly spill your coffee as you reach for your iPad.
Your mind is racing with ideas, and unlike your Old Self, your New Self knows exactly how you’re going to pull them off!
Effortlessly, your hands glide over the canvas. You know exactly which brushes to reach for, and every line you draw looks perfect. You pull up a few reference photos, but gone are the days of copying them! Your anatomy is on point, and you quickly pick the perfect colours and skin-tones.
No longer stifled by your lack of skills or confidence, you feel like your creativity has finally been fully unlocked!
Back in the day, you would have been amazed by the portrait materializing before your eyes. But now you barely even break a sweat, because you’ve done this so many times now.
Humming along to your favourite song, you smile to yourself as you add the final details and textures, taking your portrait from “pretty good” to “freakin’ incredible”.
Sound like a dream?
Hi there! 👋 In case you’re wondering who I am, I’m an illustrator and mentor for beautiful creative souls like yourself
I’ve built a six-figure illustration business licensing out my art to amazing clients all around the world, and helped tens of thousands of students through my classes.. and now, I’d love to help you have your very own artistic breakthrough!
It took me years of trial and error to get to where I’m at now, but I just know that with the right system, you can do it sooo much faster. So I spent several months recording everything I know about drawing dreamy portraits, and carefully crafted it into an easy roadmap for you to follow.
Want to see what’s inside?
In just a few years, learning how to draw portraits helped transform me from “starving artist” to “6-figure illustration business”… from “hopeless beginner” to developing my own signature style… from completely unknown to 163,000+ followers on Instagram…
And now I’m on a mission to help you achieve the same!
If you struggle coming up with original illustrations, you’ll love this section – I’ll show you ways to develop your signature style, conquer your perfectionism, and help you get over any creative block through a set of fun exercises.
Learn how to draw any portrait, at any angle, and nail your characters’ proportions every time! I’ll show you the exact frameworks I use to build up my portraits, and teach you how to break free from copying reference photos.
Once you’re comfortable with drawing people, it’s time to work them into exciting compositions! Learn how to use storytelling to make your portraits stand out on social media & take your portfolio to the next level.
Do your lines look wobbly or sketchy? In this section, you’ll learn how to build your confidence, develop your muscle memory, and select the perfect brush settings for crisp linework. I’ll walk you through my whole process – from rough sketches to refined drawing.
Ahhh, color. The bane of every artists life. But not to worry: I’ll walk you through my whole process! I’ll show you how to pick perfect skin-tones, match them with your illustration, and build up your own custom colour palettes. This section is ACTIONABLE (no boring colour theory).
Learn the exact brushes I use for adding dreamy textures, how to work with a large canvas (while maintaining your layers in Procreate), how to build up groovy gradients, and my best pro-tips for using clipping masks & blending modes to take your portraits to the next level!
Here’s a few of the kind words students have said about my classes 👇
This Masterclass will be especially helpful if ANY of the following apply:
Hi, my name is Charly, and I am an illustration addict.
I have over 10+ years of experience working as an illustrator, and have built a thriving business licensing out my artwork to wonderful stores & clients all around the world.
When I’m not curled up on the couch doodling in Procreate, I’m nerding out over how I can teach and empower other artists. My classes have helped 108,000+ students already, and I’d love to help you as well 🥰
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing clients! My portraits have been commissioned for all sorts of different products, including:
And now I’d love to see you thrive & succeed on your own journey as an illustrator 🥰
Watching videos is good, but real growth happens when you put your learning into practice. That’s why I’ve designed over a dozen exercises and reference sheets to help you hone your skills.
Quickly add stellar details, and embellish your portraits with these fun Space-Themed stamp brushes that I’ve put together for you!
Gradients are one of my favourite ways to add interesting backgrounds and visual interest to your character’s clothing. Get exclusive access to my pre-made groovy gradient-pack!
Woop, I love your attitude!
You’ll be thrilled to hear: Out of This World Portraits is an On-Demand class, meaning you get access to every lesson the second you sign up! No waiting around or having to show up for live sessions – you can dive right in.
Enroll now and you could be publishing your best-ever portrait later today!
To get the most out of this class, I’d highly recommend you follow along on an iPad, using the Procreate app (the two tools I most recommend for illustration!)
However, if you have another drawing software that you prefer and understand well, you’re absolutely welcome to follow along using that! Though I have a number of juicy Procreate tips for you, the class is about mainly about the fundamental skills of drawing, picking colours, and portraiture, rather than specific software features.
This is a class on digital illustration – and while the principles I teach will apply to any medium, you will struggle to follow along with the exercises if you aren’t working digitally.
How does lifetime access sound? 🥳
After purchasing you’ll get full lifetime access to both the class and bonus material, so you can go through everything in your own time, and keep coming back to refine your skills again and again!
Not only do you get lifetime access to the existing material, you’ll also get free lifetime access to all future updates to this course!
Digital illustration is constantly changing, and so I’ll be updating the class with my latest tips, best practices, and recommendations from time to time.
This will be especially useful for beginner – intermediate artists, but advanced artists will also find some juicy tricks & exercises to help hone their skills.
Though I cover a lot of Procreate tools, settings, and tricks throughout the class, I do recommend that you have a very basic understanding of Procreate to get the most out of this. If you have any Procreate questions you can always ask me in the comments and I’ll help you out 🥰
While Skillshare is great for quick wins and small projects, this is a full-on Masterclass for people who want to get really serious about their illustration.
Just like on Skillshare, the lessons are value-packed and full of fun exercises, but this goes much more in-depth, with over 4.5 hours of video training, split up over four modules. Because of this, I’m also able to cover much more advanced techniques that will help you draw from imagination and really push your style as an artist!
Absolutely! In fact, if you’re a total beginner you’re in luck, because this class will allow you to learn best practices from day 1, so you don’t have to spend years unlearning bad habits (like I did 🥲)
I’ve put a LOT of work into making sure this will be a hit for everyone, so I really think you’re going to love it 🥰
Still, I believe in ethical business and I would never want to take your money if you aren’t happy with what you get. That’s why I’ve got you covered with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so this is totally risk free for you!
Most likely – yes! As long as you like to draw people, you should find tons of great value in this class. In fact, I’ve designed many of the exercises in this class to help you refine your style.
If you’re unsure, you can always reach out to me directly with a link to your portfolio, and I’ll give you my honest assessment of whether I think it’d be helpful for you or not 🙂
Holla at me at [email protected] and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!