cruisinginmycumulus asked: I was just about to ask you for tips for drawing the face from a model in any of the life drawing classes you've done (uni started back up for me *noises*) and i noticed that you havent uploaded like any faces/heads! OVERWHELMING DEVASTATION! Anyways any tips for drawing with in a time limit hehehe- thx \(*m*)/ ~<3

late reply cos i was busy last week and wanted to give this a proper answer. OK WELL the reason i don’t really do faces that much is because i’m not really that good at it hahaha…. the way i draw faces is really stylized (the measurements i use for my faces are off from realistic proportions) and that tends to screw me up when doing realistic portraits. but here’s what i do when i have to draw a realistic portrait that captures a likeness

look it’s rdj!!!?


so if i had to draw a portrait of rdj i’d start by taking the measurements of the face. think of it as making a ruler specifically for the face- marking off where on the entire length of the head are the top and bottoms of the ears, brow, eyes, bottom of nose, mouth, hairline, etc. also i’d take note of the bone structure and shape of the hairline


and then you just transfer you measurements and apply your observations to draw a face that captures a likeness


scary demon rdj sorry, idk i guess it looks like him lol i gave up. but i did do this fairly quickly!! NOW THO this may be harder to do with a live model, but i guess you could always just do some quick thumbnails off to the side of the whole drawing. everything you need is right in front of you, just take notes and observe realllly hard…

and a general note on drawing with a time limit? don’t focus on and get sucked into one part of the drawing, and work on the entire drawing at once. like if you’re drawing a nude, don’t do the face first then the torso then the right arm then etc. rough everything out at once and detail everything uniformly. that way when time is out you at least have a whole drawing rather than pieces. one of my old drawing teachers used to say, “a drawing is like a baby; if you don’t take care of all of it, it will die”!!!!!

so yeah i haven’t done one these in a while but i hope it’s… something

  March 04, 2013 at 06:28pm
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  2. cruisinginmycumulus said: impeccable model choice- ahaha thank you so much sempia