Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Mark Willenbrink

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440311447

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist! Mark and Mary Willenbrink's Absolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun-you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results. You may be a beginner now, but not for long! Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family. What's Inside: A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories

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graphite paper onto the drawing paper. The latter method reduces the amount of erasing you’ll do on the drawing paper. If you work directly on the drawing paper, remember to sketch your foundation lightly so any erasing won’t rough up the surface of the drawing paper. Refrigerator Art It’s good to learn from other artists or to learn in a group setting. However, avoid comparing yourself to others. You are unique and so is your art. When our children are young, we display their paintings and

Placement Lines With a 2B pencil, sketch a curved line for the basic form of the right side of the face. Sketch lines for the eyes, nose, brows and mouth. Add a line for the chin, placing it the same distance from the nose as the nose is from the brows. Though the hand covers the chin, sketching the chin will help place the hand and shadows. RELATED TOPICS • Hands • Light Effects • Hair and Facial Hair • Ears • Eyes 2 Place the Eye, Nose and Ear Sketch two short vertical lines along

the face. 7 Sketch the Ends of the Telephone Sketch lines for the receiver and mouthpiece of the phone. 8 Define the Form of the Telephone Define the curved forms of the phone including the cord. 9 Sketch the Hands Sketch the hands with basic mitten shapes for the fingers in contact with the telephone handle and cord. 10 Sketch the Arms Sketch the basic shapes of the arms in relationship to the hands. 11 Develop the Hands and Arms Sketch the individual fingers to develop the

silhouette of a person in a gray value may seem dark when placed on a white background. That same silhouette seems lighter when placed against a darker background. Using a Value Scale A value scale is used by holding it against the subject and comparing the values with those of the drawing. Making a Value Scale MINI-DEMONSTRATION A value scale is a strip of paper or cardboard that has a range of values from white to black. The purpose of the value scale is to identify the values of

proportions and features of boys and girls are very similar. It isn’t until young adulthood that the face displays features more specific to being male or female. Babies’ heads are short and wide. As the head develops, it becomes longer, lengthening the features such as the nose and ears. Growing Changes As the head develops from baby to adult, the overall shape becomes longer and proportionally narrower. The eyes of the baby are well below the center line, whereas the eyes of an adult are

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