Face Drawing Techniques

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Drawing a human face based on the facial bone structure produces lifelike proportion and shadows. Learn about drawing a face with this free drawing video series.

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Painting and drawing is the art of using a pigmented medium to create a picture of reality filtered through the imagination, the senses, emotions and life experience. Artists the world over have multiplied the uses of painting and drawing as a vital mode of human expression, whether recording history, retelling myth and legend, expressing religious fervor, or exploring the unknown. From early history to the present, we have records of men and women making graphic representations of their world, showing their understanding and their curiosity. Drawing a human face with lifelike qualities can be difficult without basic understanding of the bone structure. In this free drawing video series, an artist demonstrates how to draw a basic face based on the bones that lie beneath the skin. Learn about the basic bone structure that is similar in every human face and how those bones determine shadows and proportion. Find out how to apply these techniques to every face drawn. Ask friends and family to model while you practice drawing faces.

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