Portrait Studies: Features of the Face

Portrait Studies: Features of the Face - student project

Started out the class by following every details with the Teacher :) 

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Once I had a hand in drawing these different features, I decided to try drawing a portrait from a reference photo of my choice. 

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Image source: Pinterest 

 

I did my own version using gouache, ballpoint pen and coloured pencils. 

 

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I am not too happy with the final outcome - but this class has really helped me understand the different features better. In working out the drawing, I used the principles mentioned in the lesson (especially the different eye, nose and mouth muscles) to apply it to my drawing and it helped tremendously :) 

 

I cannot wait to practice more and better my portrait drawing skills. Thanks so much for the class! 

Hema Veeramohan
Art Educator & Powerlifter