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    • 1 Post By LoveStory10
    • 1 Post By midwestgirl89

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        02-05-2013, 07:00 AM
    Portrait drawing?

    So I know this is the 'horse artwork' section but I figured that everyone wouldn't be that upset if I start a thread about drawing people.

    I have been trying to start drawing a few more things other than horses and I have actually been enjoying drawing people. I have done a few drawings all are only sketch quality. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on drawing humans? Like proportions? What are the main things that you need to look at getting right (e.g eyes )?

    Here are a couple of the first trys I had at drawing a person.

    Neither of them have a real likeness to the photo. The babies expression I got right but It still doesnt have a real likeness to the photo. I don't have permission to post the references either so sorry but you will just have to give advice from these photos.
    (not happy with the babies eyes but I kept redoing them and then I just gave up.
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        02-06-2013, 04:48 AM
    Green Broke
    Those are really really good! I can't draw people to save my life lol, but I have a friend who can, so I'll contact her when she gets home from school and find out some tips for you :)
    Caitlinpalomino likes this.
        02-06-2013, 05:48 AM
    That would be great thanks LoveStory!
        05-03-2013, 11:37 AM
    I love the portrait of the baby. Children are usually a lot more difficult to draw since their proportions are so different from adults. But that's just adorable.
    My best advice with drawing people is to find a system that works best for you to get you started. Whether it's with a grid, measuring out the proportions...whatever works best. I got a couple books from barnes and noble that help with the process and they've been super helpful.
    And keep keep practising. No matter how bad you think it might look, it's a learning process that unfortunately never ends. I've been working at drawing people for a few years now and I've got a long way to go!
    Good luck!
    HorseCrazyTeen likes this.
        05-07-2013, 05:06 PM
    People are incredibly difficult to draw, good work!! :)

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