Painting portraits is a real challenge for the artist. Achieve good results is extremely difficult if you do not know where to start. The secret is in the initial sketches. With a good foundation, you’ll be able to make a realistic portrait.
If you draw on a photo, you should be able to choose a good photo for a portrait of man. Not all the photos that look good for drawing. You should make sure that you can clearly discern all the details.
How to draw portrait with pencil step by step
Step one. Draw an oval shape of the head. Try to make the right proportions of width and height of the head. Do not be afraid to hold a pencil a few times in the same place. It’s a sketch, then erase all the unnecessary.
Step Two. Draw a horizontal line, which will be located the girl’s eyes and nose vertical. Can you define the angles of the eyes dashes.
Step Three. Now, most importantly, it is necessary to determine the proportions of the model. Determine how big nose, a distance between the eyes.
Step Four. Look, as I outlined all the elements of a person, you can do at home as well. Then it is important to accurately draw the shape of the girl’s face and hair. That would be half of the portrait. The hardest part is passed.
Step Five. Now start adding shadows. I usually start with the darkest places I’m pretty sure that there falls the shadow.
Step Six. Now it’s time to take a softer pencil! Suitable from 4B to 8B. Remember that a good portrait is not an exact copy of the photo, it is your own vision of the model. Look what I have around the place darker. What do you think, why these circuits?
Step Seven. When I did all this work, I do not look at the girl or her photo. I will bring your image to mind. Rate your portrait, think what else he lacks. I need to add skin tones and highlights to make the eyes. Still need to fix locks of hair: