Drawing is the probity of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours; drawing does not consist merely of line: drawing is also expression, the inner form, the plane, modeling. See what remains after that.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Portrait Drawing Lessons - Tone

With conte my approach is painterly; with graphite pencil more emphasis is placed on line and cross-hatched forms.

Consider this stage of the drawing as akin to an underpainting. The stumped dark mass and shaped planar lights establish the notan. I now have a firm foundation with which to proceed.

The technical skills for placing the features is a fairly straight-forward process of sighting and plumbing readily acquired by most beginning artists. The caveat, however, is in the training.

Your agenda should be to acquire the ability to succinctly place each element without having to mechanically plot out the features.

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Beginning to Draw: The Foundation of Art Workshop
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Beginning to Draw: The Foundation of Art Workshop is a 6 hour training course presented in three parts: first is your Basic Training; second, is Plasticity: Form & Structure (this is where you learn to compose and draw single items and progress to a multi-object still life); third, is your Introduction to Portrait Drawing.

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