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Drawing Facial Features

with Gary Faigin
Drawing Facial Features
Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait.

Create a compelling portrait that captures the likeness of your subject and shows the range and depth of human emotion! With Faigin's guidance, you’ll discover the fundamental forms of the skull and how to use basic ratios to accurately depict distinct facial patterns. Sketch a compositional study of the underlying structure of the face, and use gradual tonal changes to define the ridges and planes of your rendering. Learn to draw emotionally animated eyes and an authentic smile, and transform your portrait from flat to fully dimensional with highlights and shadows.

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Lesson plan

17:54

Lesson 1. Drawing a Likeness

  • Meet Faigin and learn about recognizing facial patterns and deciphering the skull.

26:47

Lesson 2. The Upper Half of the Skull

27:35

Lesson 3. The Lower Half of the Skull

30:38

Lesson 4. Age, Gender & Ancestry

28:16

Lesson 5. Eye Structure

23:16

Lesson 6. Drawing the Eye from Life

36:57

Lesson 7. Drawing the Nose

35:18

Lesson 8. Drawing the Mouth

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