Figures & Portraits

Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

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The Essence of Emotion: How to Draw Facial Expressions

By Antonella Avogadro

Showing emotions through portraits and illustrations is one of the most important goals of an artist. Capturing the essence of a person and what they are feeling in that moment is a very powerful and wonderful skill to have. These pointers and tips will help you draw facial expressions.

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Make a Model: Drawing the Fashion Figure

By Antonella Avogadro

Drawing the stylized body used for fashion design is very important to communicate a design idea before bringing it to life. Learn the proportions and sketching techniques in this tutorial.

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Creating Whole New Worlds: What is Concept Art?

By Jessie Oleson Moore

What is concept art? This is a fascinating form of art which melds aspects of drawing, illustration and design. Let's explore what it is, what the artists in question actually do and some of the ways it is applied.

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5 Tips for Drawing the Human Skeleton

By Antonella Avogadro

Get back to basics with your figure drawing! These tips for drawing the human skeleton will help you to achieve accuracy and correct proportions when drawing bodies from life, photographs and even coming up with poses from your imagination.

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