Tag Archives: Drawing the Face

Drawing on Toned Paper

When I draw from a model at the weekly portrait sessions I participate in, I really enjoy using toned paper.   I have a small strathmore sketch book of  light gray paper;  I think they also make a pad of … Continue reading

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Form of the Face

For the past few weeks as I’ve been describing the position of facial features I’ve been working in very simple line drawings.  Line drawings can be a great quick way to capture an image. But of course, there’s so much more.  What … Continue reading

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Adding the Nose and Mouth

Continuing our discussion of portrait drawing, let’s move on to add more features.  Once the eyes are located we can add the eyebrows.   Whether they’re close over the eyes or higher above them depends on your model.  Eyebrows differ with … Continue reading

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Drawing the Eyes

After laying in the guidelines to show the position of the head, now it’s time to position the features.   When I’m drawing a portrait I start by sketching  in the general location of the eyes, nose and mouth then gradually add detail … Continue reading

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