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In this drawing video learn what is the best way to finish the portrait you have been drawing.
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Couple more. Now, let’s go over it one last time and sharpen some features up and then we’ll call it a drawing. Okay, so, let’s start. I always start with what a lot looks easiest to start with first. And to me this is the easy part. And I’m gonna just blacken this… and let’s work a little bit more of the interior drawing with her eyes. So let’s flick the lash… and get the angle of that, and now let’s really try to preserve that white negative space of the eye. Coz that’s crucial to getting it to look like her, and now let’s get in that little pupil, okay, and… yeah. I don’t wanna do too much detail over here on that lower eyelid coz that comes in true to what we talked about earlier in this DVD. That, when I talked about the features, you do not want to press down on that lower eyelid, because especially on a lady, it’s just it doesn’t look flattering when… it’s like heavy shadows underneath the lower eyelid. Okay. It’s just not what you want to do. Unless you’re trying to make the person look old, and then you can press down like really hard and make those unflattering type dark lines. So, let’s move over to this eye, and her eyebrows are not black. I think I’m just gonna pop them a little bit more. Let’s go to this eye, so let’s try to see if we can keep the integrity with this really soft pencil over the white of the negative space over the eye. And let’s move this pupil over a little bit, let’s darken this. She’s got these really cool bluish eyes, maybe blue green. And so I find it a little bit more difficult to draw the blue green eyes. I mean brown green… brown eyes are just a whole lot easier to draw coz they’re just like a brown shape, and you got to have like that soft touch. And let’s not go too dark with this, let’s just go over this a few times to create the optical illusion of that lash. Go over this, and… okay, this is a little hard edge so I’m going to… just erase that out and maybe, maybe, maybe, I’m gonna use my light touch, if I have it. Sometimes it disappears on me, I don’t know where it goes, but I think I… I have it. And chisel this, sharpen that a little bit. Okay. Let’s be careful, we don’t over work it. And let’s just kinda push this… push this. Now let’s go darker… and let’s just try to go… there’s a little darker on the indent of her cheek bone into her jaw. And I think that eyes too big and I’m gonna leave it, I don’t wanna… what’s gonna wind up happening late in the day here, is I’m gonna destroy it. Draw a little bit with your eraser and let’s come on down and there’s like there’s little dew dot right here. And let’s just do a little chiseling here, so it’s not too soft. Let’s chisel out her nose, and let’s put in some of that nostril like we talked about on the features segment of this DVD. Where I said don’t draw a lot of attention to it, you wanna draw attention to the eyes, not the nostrils so I’m not gonna go dark with that. Just gonna make it more solid though. The more solid it looks the better. It’s gonna look three dimensional, or more three dimensional it looks the darker it goes. Let’s just push this lip area a little bit more of a darker accent line. Let’s roll around with the lay of the land and let’s just keep pushing this. Make this darker, coz it is darker than the shadow on her skin. Yeah, that’s better and there’s that little cast shadow. And then let’s pay attention to the distance from here to here, okay, there’s that little indent dimple. And this needs to be wider and let’s get rid of that line by matching the value of the shadow. And she’s got like a little dimple in her chin. And let me just match the values, see this is the unflattering part of that cast shadow, but let’s just go with it. It’s more about just learning how to draw and not about doing a portrait that’s gonna hang on the wall today here. And then let’s just do like a little gradation. And let’s grade this out… and make this darker, look more like her if I do that… and push it a little bit more now with the hair. Coz I’m not gonna push the face any further than, this is not the long drawing. So let’s just do some hair… choo, choo, choo. I’m just doing my pencil strokes with the way that the hair is combed. And you wanna draw more with your arm when you do this, not with your fingers, okay. Coz then you’re gonna get in to minutia and you wanna go for this big broad strokes. This needs to be taller. Okay, it’s never gonna look 100 percent like her, coz I’m not matching the values and I have to sit here and tweak more and more with this. Let’s get rid of this little line over here. And the last thing I’m gonna do on this portrait is one last time, I wanna re-chisel, and this is where I go over with my line at the end without messing it up, hopefully. And just chisel and pop a couple of like little areas. So, let’s go back and do the lip, where they touch. A little bit over here, a little bit on that lash, and this line is driving me cuckoo, but we’ll gonna leave it. It’s just extending her lips a little bit too much. And let’s just smudge this evenly with our eraser. Okay. Okay, so before we over work it, let’s call it a drawing. Let’s move on.