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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks

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SHAPE TOOLS Question

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I was flying home late one night from teaching a composite drawing class. I had read every book I brought, I didn’t enjoy reading any of the provided magazines, there was no movie and I was bored to tears. Fortunately, the young boy sitting next to me was also bored and was trying to sketch pictures from the flight magazine. They were very complex photographs. After watching him struggle for a few moments, I asked him if he wanted help. “Sure,” he said.

He had roughed in a head shape, so I placed my finger in the neck area. (Simplify— I was literally pointing out the location and shape to the child.) I asked, “What does this ...

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