I wanted to share with you lesson one from my latest portrait drawing course titled “Shea Portrait”. A few members had asked the question, can you start a portrait drawing with the eye first? The answer is of course. Diving deeper the real answer is that you can start a portrait wherever you see fit.
Every portrait that you draw presents different obstacles. You certainly do not want to place too many rules on yourself in terms of where to start. Take a look at the portrait subject, what can you wrap your mind around? What looks easy to start with first?
I’m a big believer of utilizing the angels to start drawing the edge of the hair first, moving onto drawing the face next. Drawing the shape of hair versus the shape of the face is a logical way to go about drawing a portrait. However there will be times that branching out from drawing the eyes first is a better solution.
In the portrait drawing lesson below I share with you what to look out for when starting with the eyes. I talk to the importance of making it so both eyes work together, making sure that they are looking in the same direction.
This fifteen lesson course has so much to offer. However I thought I would share with you this very important lesson one.
If you would like to get started watching get entire course check out Drawing Tutorials Online.
Looks good , i start a portrait lika a sircule and put all the elements like npuse eyes lips, just like the skull man …
Thanks Matt its good to be reminded about those angles, shadow shapes & how they measure up to each other especially how high or low the eyes are in relationship to each other all the best.
Yes it’s always about the basics.
I am a painter and I think about my present, that’s why I need to practice drawing to acquire fluency to make my paintings.
I like the portrait and de drawing of the human body. Do not worry if I go slow , I hope to get the daily habit.
Manuel Rincon. 26-9-2018.
I am a painter and I think about my presente, that’s eh y I leed to practice drawing to adquire fluency yo make may paintings.I like the portrait and the drawing of the human body. Do not worry if I go slow, I hope to get the daily the daily habit.