PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

Drawing a portrait of yourself, or of someone you know, is the most difficult of all subjects to draw in my experience as an Artist and an Art Teacher.

To help you learn to draw a portrait I developed these mix and match sheets to make the process more interesting.

I do not see these mix and match portrait sheets as an end in themselves but rather a more painless step in learning to draw portraits from life.

I suggest that you follow the steps from this first page to get the right proportions. I always tell my students to draw a very light line for where the eyes, nose, and mouth will be and then draw the features over these guide lines.

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Eyes for mix and match portraits.

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Eyes for mix and match portraits.

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Noses for mix and match portraits.

Mouths for mix and match portraits.

More difficult mouths for mix and match portraits.

Click a mouth for step by step lessons. Click a box for step by step lessons.
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Page one of heads for mix and match portraits.

Page two of heads for mix and match portraits.

Page three of heads for mix and match portraits.

Page four of heads for mix and match portraits.

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Do you have a question about drawing? Are you working on an art project and need help?

Do you see any problems or drawing topics that are missing in this website? Or do you want to just say hello? Contact me at garyfinelli@yahoo.com