Drawing Facial Features

with Gary Faigin

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Capture the features of the human face with riveting realism! Master the technical and structural elements behind a perfectly-drawn portrait. Read More…

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(15 reviews)

rated 5 stars

I Love This Guy

Being schooled in anatomy, this approach makes a great deal of sense to me. I'm learning a lot about drawing the head.

rated 5 stars

Facial Expression

Very helpful, good emphasis on main facts. I think I will learn a lot from these lessons.

rated 5 stars

Great so Far....

I am very much enjoying this class. Especially that I can pause and take notes or go back and hear a point he is making again. I appreciate his simplicity and how he breaks down a drawing in to simple shapes.

Margo Schwirian
rated 5 stars

Drawing Facial Features

Gary, thanks. I really enjoyed this. One thing that I found so helpful was your example of the way the eyelid wraps around the eyeball in the 3/4 view. That was one area that I was really struggling in. I also like the exercise of practicing the wrap of the mouth around a water glass to get the curve and foreshortening.

rated 5 stars


This is great. I can sketch most things but no faces. I will definitely try these techniques.

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