How to draw a portrait in pencil?

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October 1, 2014
How to draw a portrait in pencil?

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How to draw a portrait in pencil?

Portrait is a rather complicated genre of painting. In order to paint portraits beautifully, there are a lot of nuances to consider. You can find some of them in a special section of our site: Portrait. In this article you will learn how to gradually draw a portrait of a person with a pencil.

Draw a portrait in pencil

  1. The first thing to do in the process of creating a portrait is the markup. The proportions of the head of an average person can be described from a geometric point of view. To do this, we draw a square area, which consists of nine identical squares. The top line will run along the hairline. The second horizontal line will coincide with the eyebrow line. The third line coincides with the tip of the nose. The bottom line of the square is the chin. The extreme vertical lines coincide with the tips of the ears, and the middle vertical lines run along the center of the pupils.PortraitThe features of the girl's face draw more graceful.If you want to draw a female portrait, then you should read the article: How to draw a portrait of a girlPortrait.
  2. After the working surface is laid out and all main elements are marked, you can start drawing the details. First of all, draw eyes. Particular attention is paid to the eyes in the article: How to draw a person with a pencil.
  3. Now draw the ears. Depending on the angle of the portrait, the ears will look different. In addition, the auricle itself can be formed very individually. Please note that the ears of men and women are very different from each other. If to take in general,PortraitThe size of the ear of an adult is approximately equal to the length of the nose.
  4. The nose is usually very difficult to portray correctly. This is also associated with the selected angle. The most realistic nose will help make the shadows.
  5. From the nose to the lips. This part of the face is located on the semi-cylindrical surface of the jaw, so the lips in the figure must obey the rules of perspective. The upper lip is usually thinner.

This article lists the main stages of work on the portrait. The remaining details depend on the object of your drawing.For example, you can portray a person with long or short hair, in wrinkles or very young, in glasses or in a hat.