How to learn to draw portraits in pencil?
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The portrait is considered one of the most complex types of fine art. But everything can be learned independently, even by the technique of drawing a face. You only need to practice a little and everything will work out. Keep in mind that the most difficult, but the most important thing in drawing a portrait is the ability to accurately convey the emotional state of a person, to catch his facial expressions, and to make his sight live and deep.
First of all, examine the face of a person, see what his features and characteristics. To get started, try painting portraits from a photograph, it is much easier than from nature. So, let's begin to draw a portrait of a man in pencil in stages.
- To begin with draw a thin pencil a face contour. Do not press hard on the pencil, because from the first time, the oval of the face may not turn out the way you planned to draw it. It is important that it be symmetrical and even.If it does not work, try again, and correct the excess with an eraser.
- Divide the face contour in half with a vertical line. Then draw a parallel line just below the center. Mark where the eyes, nose and lips will be.
- After that, start drawing eyes, do not try to draw them right away, just make a sketch with smooth lines. Start with the pupils, mark the points of the eye border.
- Sketch the nose, lips, ears, eyebrows and mark the outline of the hair.
- Then go to the detailed drawing of hair and styling hair. Apply the strokes according to the direction of hair growth. Work on a hairstyle - it is important not to get a shock of hair. To do this, use a soft pencil to make blackouts where it is needed and add highlights to make your hair look more natural.
- Now begin to draw the rest of the face in detail. Mouth begin to draw from the lower lip. Nose - from the tip. Do not forget the eyebrows and ears.
- But pay special attention to the eyes. Spend a lot of time to draw the iris. After which, draw the eyelashes. Make the look alive - add a few highlights.
- Next, work on skin tones. Make the portrait voluminous, shading out dark places or doing feathering.
- At the very end, engage in drawing small parts - folds and wrinkles, if there are moles, draw them at the very end.
- When the face is finished, proceed to drawing the necks and clothes, if necessary.