Pedro Cardoso on

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Drawing Facial Features taught by Gary Faigin

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

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Portrait
Material Charcoal
Pedro Cardoso on

Very nice I like the expression in the eyes and the texture of her hair and wispy bangs

09/28/2013 Flag

Thanks! To be honest -- even though I do like some aspects of this drawing (hend posting it here), I feel the eyes are assimetrical, and the features are not as clearly set as I would like. But I'm working on that, and this video course has been helping tremendously. I'll post some newer portraits soon, to show how my drawing has evolved after going through this course! See you, Pedro

10/02/2013 Flag

I Really like the pose and you really nailed the angles and proportions. The eyes are so expressive and the fact that they are asymmetrical works -- it makes the subject look like the grin is showing in her eyes. I wonder if more value shifts in the face would have given the portrait more depth.n

12/26/2013 Flag

Thanks for the kind words! I've been posting my latest portraits on my "Graphic Portraits" Facebook page, in case you're curious to see the developments in my drawing. This year I decided to get serious about portrait drawing even if it takes 1,000 attempts before I start getting it just "right"(which it probably will). Youre absolutely right in your analysis you know- when I drew this last year I was only just starting to discern values... now this drawing things looks rather clumsy to me, which I guess is a good thing. :-) It's amazing how much continuous practice will change your eyes!

01/17/2014 Flag

Are you sure the eyes are not a teensy weeny bit too far apart? As symmetrical is okay with me. Overall, I like this drawing!

03/23/2014 Flag

Pedro, I love your other the crybaby yours?

03/23/2014 Flag

Hello there! You're quite right, they eyes are too far apart :-) back then I hadn't started to notice that all-important element of likekness. The crying woman is my version of a drawing in the amazing book by Gary Faigin "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression". Check it out, it's a fundamental read for anyone interested in drawing expressive people! I keep coming back to this book and learning new things all the time.

03/28/2014 Flag

I've just added newer portraits, done about 1 year after the first set. I look forward to see where my drawing will go within another year :-D

03/28/2014 Flag