Drawing Catherine's Portrait

Tools and Techniques

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Discussion of getting better at drawing portraits by using proportion, value, and discerning what makes a likeness.

“Art Baby” Mistakes (Some of which I still make)

1. Drawing lines too dark or too hard to erase in your gesture drawing/block in stage

2. Eyes too big for the face, (I STILL DO THIS TOO OFTEN!!)

3. Eyes are outlined and look like almonds

4. Forgetting that lashes grow from the inside of lid and the outside of the undereye

5. Drawing a dark outline of the lips.

6. Forgetting where and how the hair grows on the head.

 

Make lots of drawings and take notes!!

 

 

Drawing Catherine’s Portrait References and Links 

 

Art

 

Chan’s Beautiful Zine work

Sandy Chandler Shelton (batbland.com)

Seth Haverkamp – Award winning portrait artist

Seth’s website

Vonnart – Timothy Von Rueden

Vonnart Portfolio

 

References:

Books –

 

Massey, Carole, Drawing Portraits. Kent, Great Britian: Search Press, 2012 ed.

Thomas, Joy. The Art of Portrait Drawing. Cincinatti, Ohio: North Light Books.; 2006 ed.

Brooker, Suzanne, Portrait Painting Atelier. New York, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010

 

These can be found used at Abe Books,  Thriftbooks, your library, your local independent bookseller, or Amazon

 

YouTube Videos:

(These are meant to be a jumping off point. Find the artists and teachers you love and soak them up!)

 

Beginner Portrait Drawing E1 | Proportions of the head,  Alphonse Dunn

https://youtu.be/SYjpkg6vrlg

 

Beginner Portrait Drawing E2 | Profile Proportions,  Alphonse Dunn

https://youtu.be/M5X0Y6gf-kk

 

Six common mistakes in head drawing (and how to fix them),
Marc Kompaneyets Studio

https://youtu.be/gGm8duz3KHc?si=T7LjweHaVFjZFNR1

 

Digital Art Tutorial: Stylized Portraits, Nadiaxel

https://youtu.be/-7dPnwJ_DAM

 

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a BEGINNER ARTIST,
Kirsty Partridge Art

https://youtu.be/2Sm7dmWTlio?si=72T0fcUJlTbSsc–

 

5 Pencil Sharpening Techniques for Pros, Proko

https://youtu.be/rWUYuDlXUoY

 

Shading Light and Form – Basics, Proko

https://youtu.be/V3WmrWUEIJo

 

Your art sucks, and that’s OK,
Astri Lohne

https://youtu.be/E9Aj6UK0B8U

 

How to IMPROVE THE LIKENESS IN YOUR PORTRAITS – Charcoal Drawing Tutorial, Florent Farges – arts

https://youtu.be/NWEo9pTipzc

 

Drawing Portraits | Getting a Likeness pt. 1, DRAW JUICE ART TUTORIALS

https://youtu.be/M4DYeZV4B3k

 

Drawing Portraits | Getting A Likeness part 2, DRAW JUICE ART TUTORIALS

https://youtu.be/MxjN13_k2Ck

 

Block In Concepts Pt. 1, with Stephen Bauman

https://youtu.be/ICMoFBQWbcY

 

Quick Tip 264 – Value Scales Simplified, In the Studio Art Instruction

https://youtu.be/9KKhZUJmjZw

 

Ambient Occlusion (and Ambient Light) for Painters, Marco Bucci

https://youtu.be/7fLV5ezO64w

 

Make ALL your portraits better by practicing THIS STEP…, Stephen Bauman

https://youtu.be/q9YKQQo9zeI

 

A New Way to Think About Beauty in Art, Light Ponderings

https://youtu.be/MDiysZ4eg

Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ingrid Powell

    These are absolutely stunning honey, I wish I could draw like that

    Reply
    • Crowmama

      Thank you, Ingrid! I try. I am hoping that all this info will help people on the path to drawing like they want to .

      Reply

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