Drawing faces – Adam Driver practice

Here’s the video version for this tutorial, and below we have written it out as an article: Adam Driver is an excellent actor best known for … playing Garupe in the film adaptation of Silence … oh and obviously as the NSA guy in Midnight Special. Can’t think of many other big films he’s been […]

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The face in profile – tips on the mouth, nose and eyes

This video is filled with tips for drawing facial features, including the mouth, nose and eyes. In case you prefer, we’ve also written out the lesson below with screenshots. Putting in a rough structure Draw the overall shape of the head with light but bold strokes as we’ve described in past videos. Don’t worry too […]

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Bonus video – portrait

Having made the Draw Life Beautifully online course, we are now old hands at making videos. This was the first video we ever made, but we think it still has some good information. It’s all about drawing technique and how to build up a drawing. To build a solid foundation of life drawing skills, have […]

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The final version of Judi Dench

Portraits: the ultimate challenge part II

In part 1 we discussed why portrait art is so difficult, and that one way to simplify things is to think in simple geometric shapes and keep in mind some basic principles. Disengage the facial recognition software Thinking in simple geometric shapes can help the brain to stop thinking of what you are seeing as […]

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Portraits: the ultimate challenge

Portraiture is an artform of endless possibilities. Drawing is very expressive, and faces are arguably the most expressive thing that we see. So it’s no wonder that portraits, in all their myriad forms, are one of the most captivating types of art. But holy cow are they difficult! Drawing a face that looks halfway human […]

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