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proportions still seem off

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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Conte crayons, colored pencils, acrylic paint

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What are you most proud of? I think the nose is looking better. Maybe the problem is the forehead size compared to the chin.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take pictures with your phone to compare and catch mistakes.

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I think maybe the chin is a little too thin and maybe the mouth is a little out of perspective. The likeness is starting to emerge though. I am now using verticals and horizontals to. check some of my proportions and it appears to highlight where I have not quite measured correctly.

04/13/2014 Flag

I just noticed that the chin may appear smaller because of the dark line around it and going up the right side of the face. Just a thought.

04/13/2014 Flag

Yes that was my feeble attempt to add back some meat. I started using a colored pencil to shade the hair in next to the cheek, but I couldn't color over it with the pastels because of the wax base, so I used paint, which didn't turn out great either. I'm with you though. I think I see what's off. I have jut decided I'm going to try and do one a day even if it's quick. Eventually I'll get there. :) Part of the problem is intimately knowing what your face looks like. Thanks for the feedback. I always appreciate it. :)

04/14/2014 Flag

Looks like she has a Hood around her face. Make hair realistic and not so rigid and carved.

05/30/2014 Flag