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Today’s post is the last in my series on how to draw a portrait using classical drawing techniques. If you’ve been. . . read more

In Parts 1 through 7 of this series, I’ve demonstrated how to “build” a portrait using classical drawing. . . read more

In each of my previous lessons, I've shown you step-by-step how to "build" a portrait of your model, using classical drawing techniques. Let's continue where we left off, and start adding some features of the mouth and lips:

31. How to place a mouth correctly

Begin by placing a horizontal line to go between the lips. This line is typically located a third of the. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared a list of fast, easy backgrounds for colored pencil drawings. The list included really simple things like. . . read more

When we think of writing using computers, we typically imagine rows of fonts, smashing keys, and endless backspacing. Those. . . read more

Throughout each of the previous lessons in this series, I've showed the classical way of starting a portrait drawing, from building the shape of the head, to adding simple shadows, ears, eye sockets, etc.

Today, let's continue where we left off, and add eyes and a nose to our portrait:

26. Shading the area above the upper eyelids

The area immediately below the. . . read more

Stains on your good drawing paper? Never fear! Stains don’t have to be the end of the world, even if they’re old and. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more

In today's portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I recommend reading through part 1, part 2, . . . read more

It may seem unnecessary to write an entire article about the tools of the colored pencil artist. I mean, they’re so basic.. . . read more

Welcome to part 4 of my ongoing series on drawing a portrait in three quarter view. If you’re just now joining us, I. . . read more




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