Drawing Faces and Painting Portraits

Drawing Faces and Features

Every face is different, which makes portraiture particularly challenging. However, it doesn’t require inherent talent with a sprinkling of magic to pull off a good likeness; painting and drawing faces just takes a bit of practice and a few tried and true portrait drawing techniques.

Raynes Drawing FacesLearn how to draw faces by breaking down the anatomy of the face and each feature, step-by-step, using several demonstrations and exercises, and then apply those lessons to paint a portrait with Drawing & Painting People with John Raynes: Approaching Portraits with Confidence, Part 1.

In this video workshop, John explores the relationship of the face to the head and the positioning of the features. After learning to master the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, you’ll start drawing faces and painting portraits, bringing the features together in several head and shoulders portraits with a variety of media, both using a model and from photographs.

Preview Drawing & Painting People with John Raynes: Approaching Portraits with Confidence, Part 1 to learn how to draw an eye, then head over to ArtistsNetwork.tv for the full-length video, materials, and more!

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