|Woman with a Hat (detail)
by Henri Matisse, 1905, oil on canvas.
||Archimedes (detail) by Jose de Ribera,
1630, oil painting.
||Self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh,
1888, oil painting.
A few days ago I was hanging out with a mixed bag of
artists. And by mixed bag I mean that there were portrait-drawing artists who
can sketch a person's likeness in five minutes, tattoo artists specializing in
drawing portraits on skin (yow!), and practitioners who keep to a more
traditional studio practice.
But what all of these talented individuals had in common was
that the bulk of their work revolved around one skill: how to draw a face. It
impressed on me the importance of dedicating myself to sketching faces more and
more, no matter how intimidating it can be. Because over time, this is the
skill that will allow any artist to learn how to draw portraits--and that is practically the artistic Promised Land to me.
To that end, we have created our free eBook, Drawing Faces: Learn How to Draw a Face with
Attitude, How to Draw Eyes with Impact and How to Draw Lips with Structure.
In this free eBook, you'll find an in-depth report from drawing expert Dan
Gheno on how to draw dynamic heads, which includes everything from how to
capture a likeness to drawing faces with differing attitudes to understanding
the elements of head structure. And that's just the start. There's also a
section on understanding the anatomy of the lips written by artist and instructor
David Jon Kassan. And there's even a list of tips on how to draw eyes written
by yours truly.
Faces: Learn How to Draw a Face with Attitude, How to Draw Eyes with Impact and
How to Draw Lips with Structure now and you'll have a companion guide for
sketching faces that will give you solid art instruction
and words of wisdom from two of the savviest artists in the biz. Enjoy!