Tag Archives: faces

Tips on Drawing a Life-like Head

November 27, 2011

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The problem most artist have is that their pictures are too flat, so how are you supposed to draw a 3d object on a two dimensional canvas? Here are some concepts that I’ve learned from a book by Andrew Loomis combined with my own experience.   Let’s assume you start your drawings off with a […]

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How to Draw and Shade the Nose Basics: Video Tutorial

November 18, 2011

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Here’s another video tutorial on drawing the nose.  I’ve covered this topic once already in a previous post “The Secret to Drawing Noses“, but I thought I’d make a simple video tutorial for it as well. I hope you enjoy.

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Drawing A Face In Proportion, Three Quarter View

October 24, 2011

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What I love about drawing faces from a three quarter view is that you can feel the depth and shape of the face more then when you are drawing it from the front.

This also presents us with a few complications in drawing the face. As the face turns further away from you the features that are furthest from you diminish in size while some features that will be directly in front of you may appear larger or will take on another shape.

In this post I hope to address those points and break down drawing a face in a three quarter view so that anyone can understand it.

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How to Draw the Perfect Smile

June 27, 2011

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Have you ever tried drawing a portrait of someone smiling and then finding to your horror that as you drew the smiling mouth the subject of your picture transformed into a toothy monster. In this post I’d like to address this problem and make it less daunting for you. Again, this comes down to shading […]

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The Secret to Drawing Noses is….

February 3, 2011

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..Knowing What Not to Draw Again, the variety of noses are many; so I’m not going to get into detail on how to draw the exact shape of a nose, but I will talk about how to shade it and how to avoid making some common mistakes.

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