Marc Taro Holmes
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Example: Eye Sockets seen as Shadows

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Someone asked a question about drawing eyes. This is a quick grab of some examples. My answer was: "Try this trick; Don't draw the eyes at all. Draw the shadows on the face. If the eye socket has a deep shadow, draw the entire shadow as one shape. If the face is in full sunlight and there are no shadows, sometimes I just draw the eyebrow and eyelash and nothing else. If you don't think about what you're drawing, and just look at shadow shapes, it always work. Same for noses! Is the piece for sale? No

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Sketching People in Motion

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Someone asked a question about drawing eyes. This is a quick grab of some examples. My answer was: "Try this trick; Don't draw the eyes at all. Draw the shadows on the face. If the eye socket has a deep shadow, draw the entire shadow as one shape. If the face is in full sunlight and there are no shadows, sometimes I just draw the eyebrow and eyelash and nothing else. If you don't think about what you're drawing, and just look at shadow shapes, it always work. Same for noses! Is the piece for sale? No

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