It’s important to make sure, from the very start, that the various parts of the figure are to scale with one another.
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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?”
Pastel is one of the most versatile drawing tools available to the modern artist. Pastels contain minimal binder or filler and pastel paintings can be created on a myriad of textured surfaces.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Throwing in details at the beginning can trick the eye into thinking you’re capturing your subject, but you do so at the expense of overall accuracy.
Have you ever shown someone your art and they were visibly unimpressed? Or you posted an image online and didn’t get many “likes”? It can make you second guess yourself.