Step 13, Advanced Portrait Class
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We see faces every day, we automatically know when something isn't quite right. Instead of thinking we are drawing a face we need to just draw shapes and objects in front of us. For example, the white of the eyes do not appear white under the conditions under we usually view them, they take on more of the surrounding skin tone than most people realise. Another example is that every eye lash does not grow exactly the same direction or to the same length, as many artists tend to draw them. The ability to resist the temptation to not put in what is not there will give your drawings a realism and believability over drawings that look more "drawn" or "formulated" . One technique to overcome this behaviour is to mount your picture upside down, this way it will stop looking like a face. Any Questions? please ask.