Capture likenesses with confidence as you learn portrait drawing basics alongside artist and educator Alisha Dall'Osto. Set yourself up for success as Alisha guides you through taking dynamic reference photos and selecting the best one. Next, build your understanding of the structure of the head, and learn to place facial features correctly with general rules for proportion. With proportion covered, you'll create loose gesture drawings that capture the pose and energy of your subject. Mark in facial features and refine their positioning with measurements. Then, fine-tune your work and build up shadows and highlights to bring your image to life. Plus, pick up tips for finishing your drawing and knowing when it's complete.
Meet artist Alisha Dall'Osto as she previews the techniques you'll learn to easily capture the likeness of your subjects. Learn how to take dynamic reference photos that include a wide range of values and compelling facial expressions. Plus, practice sketching quick thumbnails to determine the best composition.
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