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Your Artist's Brain by Carl Purcell

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DRAWING A PORTRAIT

Discipline yourself to conduct an honest and thorough search for relationships and no subject will be beyond you. You will be free to draw anything.

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In England, we took a small boat ride from the pier in Dartmouth Harbour to the castle at the harbor's mouth. This man was the boat's captain.

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1 Complete the Initial Search

Begin with a curved line indicating the line through the center of the subject's forehead and curving down to his chin. Use a second line to find the angle from one eye to the other. ...

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