While I agree that the head length method is a useful way to establish proportions in a figure, I personally employ what I believe is an easier method, called the Quarter System.
Are emotions an essential ingredient to art? Let’s talk about harnessing emotions to fuel, not foil your art.
I’ve compiled these tips to give you a “visual advantage”; helping your eyes communicate with your brain and hands- with less fighting! And don’t we all want that?
It’s important to make sure, from the very start, that the various parts of the figure are to scale with one another.
Has this happened to you: You draw your subject with enthusiasm but then get discouraged when it doesn’t look right? Where’s the disconnect happening?
What is gesture and why is it necessary to study? Gesture is a river of movement, energy, and rhythm that flows through the figure in any given pose.
It is said “Variety is the spice of life”. The same goes for art! Let’s talk about this in regards to portraiture…
Whether you have 30 minutes or a year to work on your art, it’s not about avoiding challenge but about setting yourself up for success.
Have you ever toned your paper? Especially for portrait drawing, this can be a fun little experiment…
I love portraits! The more I draw and paint faces the more I find each one beautiful. A little trick for capturing likeness: When I look at my model, I ask myself “What is it that makes them unique? What do I like about their look?”