In the previous exercises of drawing profiles, I
tried to stress that taking accurate measurements is the
key to getting a likeness of the person you're drawing.
We're going to look at drawing the face straight on now,
and taking good measurements is even more important. The
profiles you drew were just line drawings and they
looked pretty flat. In addition to drawing straight on
portraits, we'll also be looking at shading to give your
portraits more depth, dimension, and character.
we'll go over some basic measurements, proportions, and
placements for drawing a straight-on portrait.
we'll look at each facial element individually and look
at how it's drawn and shaded.
that we'll put all the facial elements on a head and
connect them so they're all one unit.
also look at hair and how it can be drawn and shaded.
we'll look at putting it all together and also look at
the problems that three quarter view portraits pose.