This is going to be the first lessons on how to draw faces. There will be other lessons to come that builds on this one. This lesson will cover how to draw the outline of a face. (Click here for more information on drawing realistic eyes.) By following theses tips, you’ll help improve your how to draw portraits skills.
The Basics Of How To Draw Faces
Some thinks that to be a great artist and be able to create beautiful art work, you need to be naturally gifted. I don’t agree with this view at all.
Drawing is a skill and anyone can become a master at it if that’s what they desire. All you need to do is put in a ton of hours of practice. You don’t’ need to be a natural born artist.
The easiest way to get introduce to drawing if you are a beginner is to simplify things and work in a step by step process. That’s what we are going to do in this lesson.
Although these lessons tend to focus on how to draw faces for beginners, even if you consider yourself an advanced portrait artist, I ask that you still stick with these lessons anyway. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn from them.
Ok, enough talking. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Select Your Portrait Reference Picture
This part can be a bit tricky. You can’t just pick any random picture. There are things you should look for in a good picture. If you fail to pick a good picture, it can make the task of drawing very frustrating.
I would try to stick to black and white pictures as they are often easier to draw. You can see the shadows on the face much more easily.
Also, you won’t be confused by the many shades of colors, which can make it hard for you to shade your drawing.
Also, select pictures with good lighting so that the shadows are clearer. Avoid really dark pictures.
And then finally, try to stick with large images because it will make it easier to see all the small details.
Step 2: Drawing In A Pencil Grid
The next thing to do is draw a pencil grid on top of the picture that you picked. This will help you to keep your drawing in proportion by breaking the entire picture into small units that you can draw individually.
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