portrait Drawing Tutorial

Guide to Drawing Portraits w/ References

This turtorial describes my method of drawing portraits from photographs.

Tutorial category: portrait  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
Parfois
Tools used: RMD Java Tool
This tutorial is based on:
^White Rabbit^ by Parfois

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Step 1

On the screen, I downsize the internet windows to fit the drawing tool window next to the empty Paint page, into which I will paste the reference photo.

 

Step 2

I start out with a solid background color, and then proceed to add the basic outlines of the face and facial features. I always start with coloring the eyes, as they are the focal point of any portrait.

 

 

Step 3

I finish up coloring and shading the eyes and then I move on to defining the eyebrows and the nose. This is when I begin to shade the cheeks.

 

Step 4

After adding more detail to the brows, eyes, nose, and lips, I can concentrate more on shading the face as a whole. (Notice the little spots of color in the canvas' lower left corner- that serves as a kind of palette.)

 

Step 5

I start drawing and coloring the hair, which is the last step. I hate drawing hair- it's so tricky. All the strands and all...

 

 

Step 6

When the hair is at last finished, I add the final touches of color, sign my username, and (hurray!) post the drawing...

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