Learn How to Draw Faces in 5 Minutes

How to Draw Faces

While drawing faces can be terrifying for beginning artists to approach, though there are few subjects that are more compelling than the features of a loved one. How many of us have itched to capture the cuteness of a young family member before their joy and wonder at the world is gone?

Learning how to draw faces is a great way to learn drawing techniques and build your skills to approach any subject with confidence. And the beauty of working from a live model is how quickly an expression can change, challenging the artist to capture the moment quickly, before the next expression comes along.

Learn how to draw faces in 5-minutesWith that in mind, we turn to Joy Thomas, who demonstrates how to draw faces with 5-minute studies in her video, Portrait Drawing 5-Minute Head Studies, and achieve successful, realistic portraits quickly! In this video, Joy demonstrates how to internalize the head-drawing process and learn how to define the skull and axis, place facial features and develop shapes and tones. Joy shows how to quickly develop several head studies minute-by-minute, complete with shading, edges and highlights, then spend the last minute refining.

Having a short time frame can be a great way of breaking through all the doubts and perfectionism that threaten so many of us; we simply don’t have time to dwell on one feature or section when we have only a few minutes to get the whole thing. And breaking past that sense of perfectionism is the best way to develop your skills and become a better portrait artist.

Preview Portrait Drawing: 5-Minute Head Studies now to to see Joy draw a toned head study, step by step in charcoal. Then, head over to ArtistsNetwork.tv for the full video and materials list, or download it at NorthLightShop.com.

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