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In the first step, you will learn on how to choose a reference picture that’s right for you to draw. Some pictures are harder to draw than others, and many beginners jump into the wrong picture, only to give up and never try again. In this step, you will learn how to select a fitting reference picture. The best part is, you will draw more quickly and with less frustration once you know what type of pictures to draw. I will also provide you a reference picture of Halle Berry so that you can just print it out immediately.
Step 2: Organize The Position, Outline And Proportions Of The Features
The position of the features is the most basic element of a good drawing and should be done correctly. Imagine your frustration when, halfway through the shading, you realize that the position of the features was wrong.
Tips for correctly positioning the features
8 illustrations showing the organization of the features Tips on shading (cross hatching)which you will use in every realistic pencil portrait that you draw
Step 3: Eye Drawing – Shading and Shadows
The eye is the most expressive feature of the face and is key to capturing the likeness of your drawing. Many people start looking your drawing from the eyes then only to other parts. Indeed, the eyes are often the first part of a portrait that people notice. For this reason, most of the artists pay special emphasis to eyes.
When you draw and shade on the mouth correctly. .Instructions on how to draw the details of the eyes and eyebrows • 34 step-by-step illustrations demonstrating shading of the eyes • Tips on drawing the eyelids. Finding noses hard to draw? That’s often because people only focus on drawing the other facial features. and the surrounding shadows • Ways to deal with the tiny details of light and shading in the eyes • Step 4: Nose Drawing – Shading and Shadows The nose is one of the EASIEST features to draw because it doesn’t do much in terms of giving emotional response for your drawing. Drawing the mouth correctly often makes or breaks a portrait. eyelashes. In some cases it communicates emotion more strongly than do the eyes. • • • Learn the important aspects of drawing the nose 9 step-by-step illustrations for shading the nose Drawing the nose bridge and nostrils Step 5: Mouth drawing – Shading and Shadows The mouth is the second most expressive feature of the face. iris. the portrait comes alive with a well-drawn and well-shaded mouth. it suddenly has an energy all its own. pupils.
. • • • Learn how to draw the details of the ear 14 step-by-step illustrations for shading the ear Getting the correct shading tone Step 7: Hair Drawing – Shading and Shadows Drawing hair is important. Everything else might be perfect but if the hair looks like a bird’s nest or is flat then it will affect your entire drawing. Ears come in many shapes and sizes and are unique to each individual. But you do need to add enough distinct strands to give your drawing a clear texture and form of hair.• • • • • Learn how to draw the details of the mouth Tips for perfectly formed lips 20 step-by-step illustrations for shading the mouth Learn to draw the lip line Learn to draw glossy lips Step 6: Ear Drawing – Shading and Shadows What I found when I read art books is that most of them skip the part on teaching ears drawing by covering the ears with long hair. And even if they did mention the ears. Drawing hair correctly can change the look of your drawing dramatically. and do steps in the correct order. You can’t draw every single strand that would be on a person’s head. drawing hair is complicated and frustrating. Yes. it’s very quick and doesn’t go into details. and often the results are terrible if only you go about it the right way. you will need to get the spacing between the parts right. For drawing ears.
If you have completed this. I’m confident to say that you’ll be able to draw portraits of your friends. and jaw. family members. I get right to the point. This final step provides the finishing touches to shading the forehead. I make it more on practical. • • • • Learn how to draw the details of the face 42 step-by-step illustrations for shading the face Understand how to shade the face Learn how to add shading on the neck There are total of 60pages in this e-book. cheek.• • • • • Learn how to draw the details of hair Don't waste your time making mistakes in drawing hair like most of the beginners 26 step-by-step illustrations for shading hair How highlight portions of hair Simple tips to making hair look more realistic Step 8: Face Drawing – Shading and Shadows This is the final step of this drawing portraits tutorial. or celebrities. I hate 200-page books that can be summed up in 70 pages or less. . Personally. step-by-step methods that can be learnt easily the minute u read it.
Then. I have cut out the shape of my subject(s) in frisket film and applied it to the paper. Step Two: Next. This is one of my favorite papers. I applied 3b soft charcoal to the background to begin creating a wood texture. I'm using Arches 140 lbs hot press watercolor paper for this drawing. Carbon on White Paper Step One: I am using charcoal for the background and graphite for the subject. Graphite. It has enough tooth to create dark values yet is smooth enough for very delicate textures. In this first step. I blended the charcoal with a piece of felt and added the beginnings of wood grain. I .Work In Progress Title: "Inner Beauty" Size: 18" x 14" Medium: Charcoal.
I applied the graphite with the chamois. I used a sharp hard charcoal pencil to create shadows to help create slivers and chips in the wood. In some areas. applying graphite from dark to light and blending. .repeated this several times to build up a solid tone. I am using the same technique to render the rose. Some of the wood texture will show through from the previous step and give my drawn masking tape a little more transparency. Step Three: Then. I use a kneaded eraser to pull out the crinkles in the paper. it can produce incredibly subtle tones – almost like an air brush. I will be drawing masking tape in these areas later. Peeled off the frisket and began rendering the subjects. I sprayed the drawing with fixative. For those of you that haven’t tried blending with a chamois. After pulling out some highlights with a clic eraser. I used a 6h graphite pencil to add tone to the paper and blended with a chamois. I also applied masking tape at this point.
I have begun rendering the tape on the right with a General's carbon sketch pencil and blending with a tortillon. I didn’t darken the background in this step. In case you are wondering. I had to turn up the contrast on this a bit to show the lines on the paper. Step Four: I have started adding the holes and lines of the notebook paper.The tape on the right shows what it looking like after I removed the real masking tape. The lines on the paper were produced with a .3 mechanical pencil to keep them as sharp and clean as possible. Using carbon here for the tape will help separate it from the wood and the paper. I also continued to add shading to the rose and added the line drawing of the stem. I used charcoal for the holes to match the background. The best way to describe a French curve is it’s a bendable rubber straight edge . Adding charcoal at this stage always makes me nervous since it isn’t fixed and can easily smear. I used a French Curve instead of a ruler because the lines had to follow the bends and crinkles in the paper to keep the perspective correct.
. I had a real tough time taking photos of this one. Step Five: Here’s the final. The original has more punch. I couldn’t get a picture of the softness of the paper shading without compromising the darker background detail.Close-up .
I’ve included some close-ups to give you a little better Idea of the detail. It may appear larger than I drew it on your screen. . In the original drawing the tape is approximately 3/4" wide.
I felt that I was not as skillful. couldn't draw as well as they could. Until today. I still keep my first pencil portrait drawing on my drawing table… .Looking at their drawings.
I’m now able to draw a pencil portrait like this.After years of trials and errors.. ..
there was this one year period that I did not improve my pencil drawing techniques at all. Because of teaching others. I concentrated on teaching others.. The truth is. I lack of practice time and stopped learning in drawing for almost a year! My pencil drawing techniques became stuck at the same level without improvement. I’ve been practicing and learning for almost every single day to attain a higher level of pencil portrait drawing. at the expense of myself.This is not from overnight success. .. I know that I’ve been satisfied for where I am in my pencil portrait drawing techniques and skills. Deep down in my heart. I’ve been satisfied that I stopped improving my pencil portrait drawing skill. After achieving the results that I wanted.