with Gary Faigin
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.
Meet Faigin and learn about recognizing facial patterns and deciphering the skull.
Draw anatomically correct skulls, including the brow ridges and eye sockets.
Draw anatomically correct noses, cheekbones, jaws and chins.
Learn how gender, age and ancestry typically influence facial features.
Build realistic, expressive eyes from the socket outward.
Draw the eyes of your live model from multiple angles.
Get the placement, proportion and planes of the nose right.
Put a smile—or relaxed lips—on your portrait subject.
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