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: Hi I'm new to the forum and new to portrait drawing I jjust started drawing seriously

Brian Mullin
05-29-2017, 03:19 PM
I jjust started drawing seriously two months ago before that I did draw but simple things only using a number 2 pencil..here is some of my latest..I have never taken a class or studied art I'm self taught if u have any pointers much appreciated

05-29-2017, 06:16 PM
Why haven't you taken classes? That would be my first tip. Another tip is when drawing portraits, it's absolutely necessary to get the details correct. The tilt of the head, the direction of the eyes, size and shape of every feature. Also don't be afraid to use the white of the paper and different and darker shades of pencils. You want to capture a wide range of values.

Susan Mulno
05-29-2017, 07:14 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Great starter pieces. Just gave good advice, i would only add, keep drawing, the more you draw the better you get.

05-30-2017, 08:32 AM
Welcome, your sketches are fantastic! If you are interested in taking classes, I would suggest life drawing classes it will help you with shapes and depths of real life sketching :)

06-02-2017, 12:25 PM
It's a pleasure meeting you Brian! :biggrin:

We have an article (https://www.artistforum.com/articles/simple-tips-for-creating-lifelike-portraits/) that may give you some good tips too.

Simple Tips for Creating Lifelike Portraits (https://www.artistforum.com/articles/simple-tips-for-creating-lifelike-portraits/)

10-20-2017, 04:48 AM
welcome to the forum..
Over all learn how to love what you do, because if you feel like the job is a burden you will not be able to perform to you maximum. Event management is a serious job yes! But you cannot forget the fun you have organizing and working as a team with your fellow team mates.