In this post, I'm going to be letting you in on my thought process when drawing a human face.
Much of my thought process when drawing is centered around lines and shapes. I'm looking at where things curve up and where they curve down, what's rounded, what's strait, etc. I could see that her left eye was right next to the shadow on her cheek, so to take the guess work out of where to put that eye, I drew a line where the shadow would be. When drawing the nose, I was reminded that sometimes our brains can trick us into thinking something is more simple than it actually is. Like, the tip of the nose is just a little round thing, right? No, it's not really.
So I hope this shows you that going to into a drawing thinking you don't quite know how to draw it doesn't have to be unpleasant. I like to think of myself almost as a detective when I'm working. Only instead of solving a crime, my task is to solve where to put the features on someone's face.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife