Some of the art books may provide step-by-step method but they’re not exactly a ‘truly’ step-by-step guide, there’s quite a huge jump from step A to B!
From these disappointments, I had to learn drawing pencil portraits on my own, and I wasted much time and effort through lots of trial and error but that doesn’t mean you have to!
After 6 months of struggling back in 2006, I managed to understand the steps that you need to follow in order to draw nice realistic pencil portraits in a fastest period.
By following the steps, the period of time that I spend to complete a pencil portrait were 7 days. After that, everything seemed to get easier. From 7 days to 6 days, from 6 days to 4 days, and from 4 days to 1 day.
Many people have voiced these and other objections, sometimes quite rudely. In reality, however, age, inexperienced, or a perceived lack of talent is no barrier to being able to draw the type of pencil portraits you have always wanted to.
Indeed, the eyes are often the first part of a portrait that people notice. For this reason, most of the artists pay special emphasis to eyes.
The mouth is the second most expressive feature of the face. In some cases it communicates emotion more strongly than do the eyes.
Drawing the mouth correctly often makes or breaks a portrait, the portrait comes alive with a well-drawn and well-shaded mouth. When you draw and shade on… Read more…