Don’t make these unfortunate mistakes
when drawing expressions!
Learn how to capture the perfect expression, draw life into the eyes, and create authentic textures with your pencils—all in the proper perspective, of course!
Every drawing tells a story, but does yours tell the right story? Can someone look at your drawing and tell how your subject feels—or what expression the person is making? If not, you may be making a critical mistake that many artists make but never even realize!
Do you know how to spot this error when it arises?
Consider the eyes, those windows to the soul. They should be sparkling and full of life, right? But if your subject is turned sideways and you’re seeing a profile view, do you know how much of that sparkling eyeball you’re actually going to draw?
Or what about facial expressions? Do the eyebrows stay in the same position for a smile as they do for a frown? And does perspective really play a part in drawing skin textures?
During Darrel Tank’s 40-plus years of drawing, he has dealt with these issues over and over. He has learned to avoid the trap that so many artists fall into, and he wants to share this experience with you! In How to Draw Realistic Expressions, Darrel will guide you through these common pitfalls and help you develop a keen eye and a good sense of what works—and what what will leave you up a creek without a paddle.
Discover the secrets to overcoming these all-too-common blunders in How to Draw Realistic Expressions!
I NEVER noticed the light in a person's eye before starting with this method. It is one of the important marks that make a drawing look more like a photograph.”
— Dianna
Because of not understanding this concept before, I ruined my latest drawing because of erasing SO much trying to get it right! Already got my money’s worth tonight! Thank you, DARREL!!”
— Bonnie
WHY IT'S AWESOME
How to Draw Realistic Expressions offers you the chance to…
BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
Nothing builds confidence like competence! When you do an awesome job, you just can’t help but feel pretty awesome. That’s what Art Studio is all about; it’s a fun, safe place to learn and grow as an artist. Darrel will guide you through exercises that are specifically designed to build on each other. As you master one skill, a new skill will rear its head—but you won’t even flinch, because you’ve got what it takes to command and conquer! That, my friend, is confidence.
LEARN BY DOING
This course isn’t a spectator sport (unless you want it to be). Darrel encourages students to get engaged! Every new skill you learn in class is followed by a fun and informative exercise or project for you to dig into. And you get to learn right along with other students. At the end of every class, you’ll find select student critiques done by Darrel himself.
TOUGH STUFF, SIMPLIFIED
Starting a new endeavor can be overwhelming. But rest easy; you’ve got Darrel’s 40-plus years of experience working for you. With easy-to-follow instruction and instant access to insightful online resources, you’ll find that the skills that once seemed too tough have been made manageable.
TAKE A LOOK AT THESE STUDENT HOMEWORK DRAWINGS...
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
DRAWING FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
1 CLASS
Here’s where your understanding of perspective makes all of the difference. In this class you’ll discover how changing one element on the face can drastically (or subtly) change its entire shape and expression. You’ll develop a keen eye and learn to spot these differences from the start—saving you time, energy, and drawing paper.
SHAPES OF THE EYE
1 CLASS
In this class, Darrel takes a closer look at the role perspective plays on the perceived shape of the eyeball. You’ll see how a simple change in the tilt of the face completely changes how much of the eyeball you see and the shape it takes on.
DRAWING THE EYE: PART 1
1 CLASS
Here’s your opportunity to test your skill at freehanding while still incorporating the 5-Pencil Method techniques you’ve been learning. In this first part of a three-part series on drawing an eye, Darrel demonstrates the importance of finding the perfect balance between complementing your subject and going overboard with details.
DRAWING THE EYE: PART 2
1 CLASS
Darrel guides you through the refining process in this insightful class, providing you with tips for evaluating your own work. You’ll use your 4H pencil to go back over your freehand sketch and check angles, reform lines, and build up value.
DRAWING THE EYE: PART 3
1 CLASS
Time to bring this drawing to life! Your drawing of the eye will go from dull to dimensional in this class. With your form and base layer of graphite down, you’ll turn your attention to separating features and bringing depth and dimension to the eye as a whole. Plus, get familiar with your softer pencils as you build up value and create life-giving dimension.
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Bypass trips in rush-hour traffic and expensive, overcrowded classrooms. Enjoy the fun and excitement of learning to draw stunning eyes that tell a story—all from the comfort of your own home!

Darrel’s 5-Pencil Method is a proven way to learn how to draw accurately, realistically, and faster than you ever imagined possible.

Courses like these aren’t cheap. Most art classes of this magnitude, both live and online, can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But thanks to our unique “virtual studio,” you can take part in the fun and learning from anywhere in the world, for a fraction of the price—and with no travel time!

How to Draw Realistic Expressions can be yours for just $79.99! Plus, when you bring home this exciting series, consider it a test-drive! With our 365-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, you have an entire year to make your final decision. If you don’t love what you learn, send the classes back for a 100% refund!

This deal won’t last long, and only you can make it happen… Click on the button below to start drawing eyes that tell the right story—every time!

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HERE'S WHAT YOU GET
  • 5 “uncut” Art Studio classes that give you access to everything Darrel taught in each class
  • Your choice of a 2-DVD boxed set or 5 downloadable video files
  • Download format can be played on your computer through iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or other video-compatible mobile device. (Plus, you don’t pay shipping—or wait for customs.)
  • “Region 0” DVDs can be played on any DVD player in any country
  • Printable PDF files of all the homework assignments, handouts and class resources
  • Selected student critiques at the end of lessons to show Darrel’s recommendations for improving your own assignments
  • A no-risk, peace-of-mind guarantee that gives you a 365-day tryout—love it or we’ll buy it back!
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