Colored Pencil portrait critique – drawing tips from Lachri

Today’s critique is a prismacolor colored pencil portrait of Chris Martin (Coldplay) by artist Andy C Villon. We’re looking at some ways you can improve accuracy in your own portraits.
You can check out more of Andy’s work on his twitter page
or here on YouTube

As always, I am in no way claiming that my tips are the only way to do things. These are just some pieces of advice that I would offer to my own students.

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Time lapse and speed painting tutorials and demonstrations by award winning artist Lachri. Learn how to paint portraits, surreal landscapes, pets, lions, tigers, and birds…pretty sure a Wizard of OZ reference should be made right about now. Get tips and watch techniques for working in acrylic and oil paint, carbon pencil, graphite and colored pencil.

This video was shot using the Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD camcorder.


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