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When you are beginning drawing a portrait the first step is to establish the overall outside shape of the head. This entails accurately gauging both the height/width proportion and the actual shape. The more common term for this is the contour, but I prefer to call it the arabesque as it denotes a rhythmic quality.

The most common error is to begin with an eye and 'growing' out the face from there. Once in a while you will get a decent drawing but such a method lacks consistency.

The likeness of your portrait is determined by that initial big shape, the arabesque. Everything else is subservient to it. From there it is a matter of breaking down the big shape into the smaller corresponding shapes such as the features, hair, neck, etc.

If you can get that big shape down accurately you can easily get the small shapes. This is working from the general to the specific.

Online Portrait Drawing Lessons - Verna

Your first step is to take a look at this free lesson of Drawing a Portrait of Verna.

In this lesson the tried and true traditional process of drawing in sanguine conte is illustrated and explained step-by-step.

Of course beginners should not begin with conte. I strongly recommend Staedtler's Lumograph 8B (their softest, most expressive) pencil which allows for fluid lines and delicate shading without the messiness of charcoal.

If you are ready to seriously begin learning how to draw portraits and faces be sure to sign up for my free newsletter The Drawing EZine. Right off the bat you'll get my How to Draw the Facial Features Ebook and then every month I will send you another lesson. And there is never an obligation.

How to Draw Faces and Portraits

How to Draw the Facial Features Ebook!

This free ebook is your indispensable handbook on how to draw all the features of the face! Six chapters detailing step-by-step how to draw the eyes, nose, mouth (and the smile), the ears and the collar bones!

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Beginner Drawing Lessons 3
Michael Britton, Portrait of Sonya, Sanguine Conte

From accurately gauging and striking the outside shape (the arabesque) of the head to the finished drawing is a skill that can be taught to almost anyone.

Begin your training with these free online drawing lessons. The beginner should begin with Drawing an Old Shoe.

The more experienced artist can begin with Drawing a Portrait of Verna in Sanguine Conte.

The Portrait Drawing Mastery Studio Collection
The portrait drawing training program that takes you from Beginner to Advanced

This carefully designed program is your comprehensive portrait drawing education taught by a recognized master artist.

The Portrait Drawing Mastery Studio Collection contains everything you need to become a fully trained portrait artist.

Begin with Mastering Portrait Drawing 1: the frontal pose. This four-hour video download workshop teaches you the necessary fundamentals.

Continue with Mastering Portrait Drawing 2: the 7/8's profile view and hone your skills while understanding the delicate anatomical forms of the portrait in this four hour video download.

And master your portrait drawing with Mastering Portrait Drawing 3: Advanced Techniques, this three and one-half hour workshop trains you how to draw with sanguine conte. And much more!

PLUS you get my Atlas of Facial Anatomy Ebook.

PLUS you also get my Fundamentals in Portrait Drawing, Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4. These Ebooks, each averaging over 75 pages, get you STARTED  NOW!

AND for a very limited time you also get my Drawing Hands instant download workshop. An extra $27 value!

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