How to get a likeness with your portrait drawing part 3

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

In this video I talk about the final crucial tip to getting a likeness for drawing portraits: value and rendering form.

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How to get a likeness with your portrait drawing part 2

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

To help my students in my online course Mastering the art of the portrait I took a poll and found their most common pain points.

Getting a likeness was the #1 struggle they had by far. In this second of three foundational videos I give 5 more clear and attainable steps to take to make it easier to get a likeness in your portrait drawing.

I want to share with you my personal favorite tools that I love drawing with to help you get started. Links for each tool online included! Find the FREE LIST here: https://bit.ly/2Jm12Dy

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How to get a likeness with your portrait drawing part 1

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2020

To help my students in my online course Mastering the art of the portrait I took a poll and found their most common pain points.

Getting a likeness was the #1 struggle they had by far. In this first of three foundational videos I give 7 clean and attainable steps to take to make it easier to get a likeness, one of the harder things to achieve with portraiture.

I want to share with YOU my personal favorite tools that I love drawing with to help you get started. Links for each tool online included! Find the FREE LIST here: https://bit.ly/2Jm12Dy

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Problem with arm control and drawing with accuracy

How to Begin Controlling Your Mark Making

A student of mine recently asked about mark making and pencil control when drawing portraits with traditional media.

He says, "can you give me some advice in relation with the pencil grip and arm control? actually I do want to draw with just my arm and shoulder movement. I see that great masters do it that way, but it's pretty difficult. I know it requires practice but can you help me with some trick or something, because I feel that I loose a lot of accuracy and precision.

There's no 'trick' or magic or even a pill for this that'll make it suddenly better.

To start, in the early stages of doing a new motion/skill, even if you've been doing it for a while, everything is kind of random. You are doing it a mix of wrong and right, and you really can't tell when you are in either camp, and, there are a lot of completing movements that are trying to take over, most of which you are not conscious of.

According to Troy Grady, who teaches...

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