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Portrait Sketching - Drawing Faces the Easy Way

Jul 31

How to Draw Lips

How to Draw Lips Step 1

If you want to know how to draw lips, you’ve come to the right place.  It’s actually pretty easy, once you know how.  The key is   not so much the shape of the lips, its the shade of the lips. How to Draw Lips Like a Pro: Shade with Semi-Circles Here are a couple …

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Jul 12

How to Draw Eyes

When you first learn how to draw eyes, it can seem pretty difficult.  But here’s what I’ve learned about drawing eyes: It’s not that the shapes that make eyes unrealistic, it’s the shadows. Eyes are complex.  The eyeball is more or less a sphere, and its recessed into the head so that only a portion …

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Jun 20

Proportions of the Human Face

proportions of the face for portrait sketching - use a square to locate the nose

A lot of people have trouble sketching realistic portraits because they have trouble with the locations of the nose, mouth, eyes and chin.  For some reason, the proportions of the face are just tricky to grasp.  So I have put together several slides that provide quick guidelines for putting everything in it’s proper place. My …

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May 19

Face Drawing Tutorial: The Best on the Web

Photo by WarmSleepy. http://www.flickr.com/people/33498942@N04/

Face Drawing Tutorial – There are tons of them out there… After a lot of searching, scanning and reading, here are the most informative and useful face drawing tutorial I’ve found. These face drawing tutorials are all centered around pencil sketching.  No painting, pastels or colored pencils here.  In addition, these tuts  are… Highly visual.  …

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May 10

The Portrait Sketching Philosophy

Portrait Sketch

Portrait Sketching Finally Gets Easy I have a pile of sketchbooks, the big black spiral Canson ones.  Filled with drawings that nobody has ever seen.  For years, I was drawing.  But I just did not feel like my drawings were good enough to share. Over time, I practiced and practiced.  I got better at drawing …

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