This blog post is going to refrence some extremely helpful videos that give tutorials on drawing different parts of the face. Latley I have become extremely interested in drawing people. I’m starting with the basic profile shot of women because I find the nature of womens figure to be more abstract to work with. I do find it strange that I decided to back track by diving straight into painting before learning the starting functions of drawing. But a great aspect I’ve found in drawing is that when you subtract the color, shading really can be a beautiful thing. A drawing can come to life just as much as an oil paints, pastels or acrylic paints.

Here are the videos and tutorials I recomend for getting the basics:

 

How to make a realistic eye (10:16) Mark Crilley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ9Hpp8JygI. He really takes the time to explain things when needed as well as time lapse in the areas that don’t neccesarily matter for the overall concept.

 

How to draw: realistic looking lips and teeth (7:43) Brian Alvan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saLH6IcNobI. The only thing about his tutorial is I would skip his intro. He may seem a bit monotone but the point gets across once he begins explaining, drawing and shading.

 

How to draw a nose (6:44) thevirtualintructor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy57LQmS4qM. I like that he shows you what not to do and then breaks it down into four basic lines.

 

I’ve uploaded another drawing I did in the past and just wanted to explain it briefly. I was actually inspired to draw this from a magazine I recieved in the mail for prom dresses. The girl in the picture is suppose to be me (shocker). I never realized how imporant bone structure is in a drawing. It really bring it to life makes it life like and less of a cartoon(e.i. around the neck and collar bone). Overall I hope this drawing blog was helpful in some way or another! 🙂

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