The GusGraphics Method

You will learn ...

Our basic program, "How to Draw Shaded Pictures from Photographs" consists of five modules designed to raise the student's rendering skills to a professional level.  You will be amazed at how quickly you will become proficient in making perfect shaded pictures from reference photos in this course.


How to draw and shade life-like portraits from photos of anyone you know. Family, friends, even potential customers who would like a hand drawn portrait of themselves or a loved one (created by you!) and who are willing to pay good money for the service!

With the GusGraphics Method, you will master the art of pencil portraiture from photos within weeks. Not months. Not years.

My teaching technique is based on the time honored methods of the European Masters who developed their skills during the Renaissance.

You will be introduced to this approach in your very first lesson package and you will be delighted to realize that this method ... the method of the Masters ... will serve you in good stead for the rest of your artistic career.

You will learn ...

You will learn ...

How to think creatively and out of the box. You will be motivated, encouraged and stimulated to find inner resources that you might not have even been aware of. Art is a key! The program will teach you ways to master your potential and grow, not only as a skilled illustrator, but also as an individual. 

Self confidence from having developed a quality of drawing skill that many admire, but, few actually achieve. Mastery of your artist's tools. How to use them the right way. The ability to discern and replicate subtle shades of gray with contrasts and highlights. The satisfaction of producing really high quality graphics yourself!

Module 5

Photos from my class at Michaels's Arts & Crafts Store in Pembroke Pines, FL. As you can see, anyone, regardless of age can master the GusGraphics Method for making beautiful shaded pencil drawings that are professional looking and suitable for framing or for sale.

GusGraphics Method tutorials. The "You Can Do It!" series of easy to follow, easy to learn pencil drawing

and shading lessons.

The Basic Course consists of five successive modules with five digital flip workbooks, "download and print" files enabled. Each

module takes about two hours to complete for most students. The modules are designed to raise the student's rendering skill sets to high quality draftsmanship in a very short period of time. Usually, two or three weeks. Cost is twenty dollars per module ($100.00) and is payable at the time of registration.  

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

How to draw shaded pictures from photos

 10763 Lisbon Street  Hollywood, FL 33026   E-mail:   Phone 754-244-2272