Portrait Prep Challenge Bundle Courses - 2 Courses, 1 Price

2 Challenge Courses To Push Your Portrait Drawing Skills

New to portrait drawing? Maybe you draw portraits but need a refresher! This 2 course bundle is the perfect starting place.

Daily exercises and live interaction with students and the instructor inside the course forums!

Portrait Prep Challenge Course, Session 1 is a tour of features and materials designed to push you and test you.

We cover:

Drawing the mouth, eyes, nose, head construction, and drawing on black paper.


Portrait Prep Challenge Course, Session 2 is a deep dive into drawing the eye and understanding the anatomy and placement of the eyes!

Your Instructor

John Middick
John Middick

John Middick is an award-winning artist, instructor, and creator of the Sharpened Artist Academy and community. He's the creator and host of the highly-rated Colored Pencil Podcast. He returned to art around 2009 after a 20-year hiatus, and has since become an influential voice in the Colored Pencil community, where he seeks to provide other aspiring artists with easy access to resources and information about developing their craft. John is an active member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), and also maintains a regular online presence through his podcast, website, social media, and the new Sharpened Artist Academy. He lives with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Courses Included with Purchase

Portrait Prep Challenge Course - Session 1
A Quick 8 Day Challenge Course!
John Middick
Portrait Prep Challenge Course - Session 2
A Quick 5 Day Portrait Challenge Course!
John Middick

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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