Draw Stylized Portraits and Faces in Procreate

Iva Mikles
96% positive ratings
3,721 enrolled students
Intermediate level

Learn to draw stylized portraits and faces in Procreate by using simple shapes.

“WOW!!! This class is absolutely phenomenal!! Iva is an incredible instructor who brings a wealth of knowledge in a very simplified, doable strategy. I learned SOOOO MUCH in this class!! My mind is blown at the difference in my character designs and facial feature drawing after working through the exercises in this class. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class to anyone and everyone who wants to improve their character drawing. It’s well worth your time and probably one of the BEST classes I’ve ever taken on Skillshare (& I’ve taken A LOT).”

– Quinn Curtis

Hey there!

Drawing portraits is such a wonderful and enjoyable experience. Faces have this incredible ability to convey personality and tell captivating stories in our character illustrations.

If you’re eager to feel more at ease while creating stylized character portraits and exploring various face designs, then this class is perfect for you!

What Will You Learn?

In this class, I’ll take you on a journey of designing stylized portraits and faces using simple shapes.

My aim is to help you feel more confident and provide you with a solid foundation for drawing characters in your illustrations. To make learning enjoyable and personal, we’ll focus on a theme—the zodiac signs—to inspire our stylized portraits.

During the class, you’ll learn how to use simple shapes to sketch and construct faces, starting from the head and moving on to the eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, and lips. We’ll also explore different hairstyles before bringing it all together to create a character inspired by your zodiac sign.

I’ll also share techniques on how you can take inspiration from references and simplify real-life features in your character designs. This will help you develop your own unique character design style.

By the end of the class, you’ll have a beautiful illustration that you can print out for your home, share with your friends and family, or even include in your portfolio if you create a custom zodiac sign illustration.

Class Freebies

As a bonus, you’ll receive freebies, including practice sheets for heads, eyes, and mouths, suggested color palette ideas for each zodiac sign, and a mood board with photo references for your characters.

Get your FREE practice sheets and color palettes

Don’t worry if you are new to Procreate, I’ll guide you through each step of the process.

What Else Can You Learn from Me?

I also invite you to join me on YouTube, where you can explore my latest artworks and get a glimpse into the stories from my life as an artist.

Alright, let’s embark on this creative adventure together and expand our horizons by drawing awesome faces. I can’t wait to see the incredible portraits you’ll create in this class.

See you in the class!

Meet Your Instructor


Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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