I am an art instructor living and teaching in SE Florida.
I teach a method of drawing that encourages my students to develop subtle shading skills. As an inducement to stimulate plus enthusiasm in one of my classes, I suggested drawing a portrait of Ellen. It became so popular, the lesson is now available in its own tutorial workbook.
The method is called "Photo Transfer, Trace and Shade". It's an effective way of teaching drawing par eye, subtle and soft shading techniques, composition and the use of different graphic tools.
Ellen is a perfect model for this technique. She has a great smile,...