Tag Archives: Faces

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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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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Position the Face

I always start a portrait by drawing an oval or egg shape to represent the head.  While it is true that some heads are round, and some quite narrow, a basic oval provides a reference point for completing the drawing. … Continue reading

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Drawing the Face

It’s time to begin a new series.   The face is one of the most fascinating subjects to draw,  yet it’s also one of the most difficult.   Like most subjects, some basic guidelines can go along way  to get us started … Continue reading

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