Drawing portrait tips and technique

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Drawing portrait tips and technique.
Drawing face basic proportions
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This video tutorial shows you how to draw face. Easy drawing lesson for all levels.
How to draw face. Learn to draw Face, How to lesson step by step realistic face online lesson. This tutorial will guide you through an easy to follow instruction on how to draw a face. We will be drawing eyes, nose, lips or mouth, eyebrows and all the facial construction.
1) I usually start with an egg shape drawing, very old school and traditional and it quick for me. On this one I am going to angle it a bit so the face will be 3/4 instead of the frontal shot. Always attach the neck and a bit of shoulder with the head when doing face, it gives you more of an illusion of this is part of a person. When you see an illusion of this is a part of a person, you will do a better job filling the rest in, instead of just an outline of egg shape or oval.
2) Imagine a flat plane on front surface of an egg, think in three dimension, then draw two vertical lines along the edge of your imaginary plane. After that, draw a vertical line to split the flat plane in half from top to bottom. Then draw a horizontal line to divide the top and bottom distance in half. This horizontal line would be where humans eyes should be, they are usually right in the middle of the face horizontally. But most of the time we don’t really see that because our hair deceives us.
This step, I add two more horizontal line on top and bottom of the existing one. These line will help me indicate how tall should the eyes be in comparison to the rest of the face.
Another mark for the bottom of her nose, it is half way in between the first horizontal line and the bottom of her chin. And again in between the nose mark and the bottom of the chin half way should be where her mouth is.

How draw the head from different angles or directions and angles you must first understand its basic structure. Look past all the distracting details and visualize the underlying forms. This ability to simplify can be applied to the features of the face, but when starting the drawing you could look even further.

How to draw face shading and planes
This video tutorial shows you how to shade a face. Easy shading lesson for all levels.
This how to draw face final part. I will show you how to break up the face into different planes and shading. It is by far the easiest way to shade from imagination, life and reference with this technique.

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