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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks

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When artists first start to draw, they usually begin by sketching the overall images—the location and placement of where things will go. If they intend to make a realistic picture, they’ll need to make sure everything fits and is the correct size. Once everything is scaled, they’ll start refining the details. I will teach you to approach drawing the face in the same way. We will start with the locations, or sites, of the facial features. Then I will instruct you how to render the correct proportions of the average adult face.

Learning proportions and scaling a picture is not a skill people are born with. I’ll teach you how to figure out the proportions using tools to help you. You’ll learn three primary tools in this chapter: measuring, ...

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