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The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits [Barrington Barber] on custom-speeches.com * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is essential for everyone who wants. If I'm not wrong, this edition book by Barrington Barber is the revised edition of The Fundamentals of Drawing Portraits which was. This is not a book on formulaic drawing. Its a book covering how to see properly and how to draw what you see accurately. This is perfect for.
Do not draw hard lines between each tooth.
For accuracy, draw the shapes of the gum line and the edges of the teeth. Apply Dark Tones When you are sure of your accuracy, carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser. Apply the darkest tones with a pencil. It is darkest inside the mouth. The upper lip is darker than the bottom lip and does not have bright highlights. Blend, Add Shading and Lift Blend the tons smooth with a tortillion.
Apply some shading to each tooth to make sure they look dimensional. Lift the highlights of the bottom lip to make them look full and shiny.
Keep the lines between the teeth subtle. Use a kneaded eraser to soften where the touch. Drawing Eyes There are many components to the eye and all of them are important.
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Here are a few hints to help you: The iris and the pupil are perfect circles when the eye is looking straight at you. If turning away or looking up and down, they become ellipses. The pupil is always perfectly centered within the iris. The pupil is the darkest part of the eye. Fill it in as dark and smooth as possible. Leave an area for a catch light.
The catch light should be half in the pupil and half in the iris.
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If the photo shows it blocking the pupil, move it over. The lower lid thickness below the iris is very important.
Never just draw a line under the eye. This small detail gives the eye dimension.
Patterns within the iris will vary depending on the color of the eye and resemble a starburst. The white of the eye needs to be blended to resemble a sphere shape. Never just leave this area the sclera white. The lashes on the upper lid come together to make a dark edge called the lash line. The upper eyelid recesses, making the eyeball take on a sphere shape. Create a Line Drawing Use the grid method and a mechanical pencil to crate a line drawing of an eye. Lay in the Patterns and Blend When you are sure of your accuracy, carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser.
Lay in the patterns of the iris with a pencil. Use pencil lines that resemble a starburst pattern or wagon wheel spokes. Leave an area open for the catch light half in the pupil and half in the iris.
Blend things smooth with a tortillion.
Use a kneaded eraser to lift the catch light and increase the patterns in the iris. Continue Blending and Shading, Add Eyelashes Blend the skin areas of the drawing to create the form and contours. Shade the white of the eye to make it look rounded like a sphere. Add the eyelashes with very quick strokes that taper at the ends.
They grow in layers and clumps, so do not make them go all along in a row. Notice how the lashes on the bottom grow from the lower edge of the lower lid thickness. You can see how much dimension the lower lid thickness gives to the look of the eye.
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Drawing Noses and Eyes Together Once you learn the anatomy of the eye and how to draw it realistically, it is important to understand how to put two of them together along with other facial features like the nose. Here are some guidelines to remember: The space between the eyes is one eye width. Both eyes should be directly across from each other.
If you draw a vertical line down from the corner of the eye, it will line up with the edge of the nose. This can change according to different ethnicities. Both eyes must be looking in the same direction. The pupil and iris must be the same in both.
Place the catch light in the same place on both eyes half in the pupil, half in the iris. Create a Line Drawing Use the grid method and a mechanical pencil to create a line drawing of a nose and eyes together. Notice how the vertical line drawn down from the corner of the eyes lines up with the edge of the nose.
Place the eyes directly from one another. Apply Dark Tones, Fill in the Shadow Areas and Eyebrows When you are sure of your accuracy, carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser.
The pupils of the eyes are the darkest areas. Fill in the tones of the shadow areas and the eyebrows. The eyebrows should be shaded in as a shape first, before the hairs are applied.
Blend and Apply Highlights Blend with a stump or tortillion. Very little of the paper should be left white, even in the whites of the eyes. Use a kneaded eraser for the small highlights seen in the brows and patterns within the pupils. Eyes from an Angle This project will help you see things from a different vantage point. When you draw facial features of a person who is at an angle, the rules change.
The features look distorted due to the perspective. In this view, the profile of the nose is blocking one of the eyes and only a small portion of the face is showing on that side.
Look at the shapes created between that line and the contour of the face. These are called negative shapes. So, naturally, the "positive" shape would be the shape of the actual form the face. Negative shapes are extremely useful in refining the contour of the face! How to use negative shapes: As you draw, try to forget that you are drawing a face. Forget that you are drawing a forehead, a nose, lips and a chin.
Instead, look at the negative spaces as abstract shapes, and draw them as such! This slight change in perspective may not seem like much, but it often results in a more accurate drawing.
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Use straight lines to block in the profile of the face, just as you did when you were blocking in the large angles of the head. The straight lines help you clearly indicate the high points the most protruding points on the profile.
Once I am confident in the placement of the features, I begin constructing them anatomically. This stage of constructing the features is a combination of what you see and what you know. You often can't see the construction of the features clearly, so you have to have an understanding of what is there in order to construct it accurately. Sometimes light can wash out certain information, or hide it in shadow You could not be sitting close enough to the model to see enough detail Or perhaps the model has very soft angles that hide elements of the construction of the face.
In all of these cases, it's important to have an understanding of head and feature construction so that you can fill in these visual gaps. A portrait drawing tutorial with an emphasis on constructing the head and features of the face will be up soon!
Here is my completed block-in for this portrait drawing tutorial. I have constructed the features, drawn in the shadow shapes, and indicated some of the differences in edge quality. Sort order. May 02, Raghda Elwakil rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 05, Reem Al Edrissi rated it it was ok. Nadia Z. Mehdi Salem rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Louise Redhead rated it liked it Apr 21, Crown Princess rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Darius Narmontas rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Helsean K.
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The catch light should be half in the pupil and half in the iris. Related Posts:. During this part of the block-in, I greatly rely on rhythms to help me place and connect all the elements of my drawing.
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