The Misses Vickers by John Singer Sargent, oil on canvas, 54.25 x 72.01. Portraiture is the genre of painting in which the likeness of a sitter or model is depicted by the artist. Historically, portrait paintings were often commissioned by the well-to-do or powerful, but artists will also create portrait...
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on 16 Mar 2012
Filed under: Portrait, portrait painting, portraiture, oil portraits, how to paint a portrait, portrait artists, portrait art
This step-by-step demonstration of drawing proportions shows how using a plumb line can help keep lines at the right angles. Plumb lines in art In art, plumb lines are undeviating vertical lines used as a reference when determining alignment. They are often used in drawing the human figure. This can...
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on 23 Sep 2009
Filed under: drawing, drawing techniques, portrait