Let’s Face It! Drawing the Face and it’s Features

Let’s Face It! Drawing the Face and it’s Features

Drawing faces can be hard! In this 4-section sequence, artist Kelly Foss will crack it down, one particular characteristic at a time, and boost students’ capacity to bring daily life to a portrait, utilizing just graphite and crimson pencil. The very first a few films will concentrate on the specific options: the mouth, nose and eyes. Drawing a entire portrait in the fourth and final video clip, Kelly will demonstrate how the attributes in shape with each other on the deal with, improving the likeness of a man or woman.

Resources used in this sequence:

► Strathmore 400 Sequence Drawing pad, 9″x12″
► Lyra Rembrandt Graphite pencils: 9B, 4B, and HB
► Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencil: Pale Geranium Lake (Any red will do!)
► Lyra Orlow-Techno Non-Harmful Plastic Eraser
► Lyra Kneadable Eraser
► Princeton 2” Hake Brush

Verify out the entire series beneath:

Video clip 1: Mouth
Right after introducing the products that will be made use of in all 4 films in this series, Kelly will present how to commence a drawing applying purple pencil. Artists will find out how to obtain realism as a result of standard methods these types of as tilts, place-to-level comparison, mass comparison, and form acquiring.


Movie 2: Nose
Commencing with a uncomplicated “block-in”, in this lesson Kelly will clearly show how essential subtleties are to attain a sensible nose drawing. Developing up the values (i.e. shade, darkness) by layering graphite and crimson pencil.


Video clip 3: Eyes
Drawing eyes are often the most tough aspect to capture due to the fact artists draw “iconically”, and hurry to aspects. In the former two movies artists have gone through a sequence of steps to consider to obtain favorable results in building. Now with drawing eyes, it is critical to belief these techniques, and have tolerance in the course of action.


Video clip 4: Complete Portrait
In this video clip Kelly will assemble the capabilities on the deal with. It’s crucial to produce the drawing holistically. Establishing the posture of the eyes, nose and mouth by their associations to every other, as very well as building confident the lighting source on every kind agrees.


We hope you enjoyed this quick, in depth sequence on drawing facial capabilities. Now it is your change to take what you’ve uncovered and carry on generating your extremely very own portraits!

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