Portrait #10 – How to draw a portrait from a photo
Portrait drawing demo by Yong Chen. This lesson is to show my students the process of drawing a portrait from a photo reference. Throughout the entire demonstration, I enforced the concept of “Shapes”. I liked my students to think about shapes instead of the person in the photo. Shapes are large and small. Begin with the large shapes, then develop small shapes within the large shapes. Each shape has size, proportion, and value (darkness or lightness of color). And between each large shape or small shape, they have connections, contrasts, and harmonies. Thinking about “Shapes” can simplify the thought process and eliminate other unrelated distractions.
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