Learning to do a realistic portrait requires a mastery of any art, study, practical and artistic sense. The specific challenge of the portrait is that apart from aesthetic considerations, it should resemble the model to fulfill its mission.
Let’s start practicing.
Materials to begin: a sheet size 4 Din, soft graphite pencils, eraser especially for charcoal. (Is a type of rubber waste to delete it and therefore the most suitable material to work on a very volatile and sensitive as charcoal) and is moldable, allowing us to define clear and total accuracy.
Step 1 .– We chose a photograph of the face of the person we want to portray in this case study with Mery Streep, and divide it into equal halves increasingly small (picture No 2)
Step 2.-We take the sheet of paper and divide it into grids also maintains that if the proportionality to the original measure, so if the picture measures measures 10 cms x 12.8 cms. make the grid on the role should be in this case, 20 cms x 25.6 cms. (In this case we have doubled the original)
(Keep in mind that when you draw the smaller grids, then the easier it is to define the lines and shapes of the drawing.)
Step 3.-We take the pencil and began to sketch the contours of the face on paper respecting the proportionality that exists in the grid of the photograph original.Continuamos with eyes nose, mouth, but not dwell on the detail, and unmarked pencil line too, because at this stage is merely drawing frame and go smoothly so that we can be rectified as we go along.
Step 4.-Now remove the pencil lines, but not completely, but leaving its mark slightly so that guide us to go beyond them by drawing the outline, but this time with charcoal. At this stage we see and shape the face that is finally. The lines and shape are more pronounced than in the first sketch.
To give depth and volume of the face, forehead, eyelids and nose must blur the purpose of creating lines sombras.Las, instead serve to define the shape of the eyes, eyebrows and the shape of the contour and angle of the mouth. In this portrait is important to use the eraser out for charcoal, because we created it, if it were a white pencil, the area of light that we wish to stress, while we cleaned and delimiting the blurred or poorly defined areas. We continue highlighting the dark areas and using the eraser if necessary. Deserves the careful implementation of the eyes and mouth, as I understand is at these points where the expression of which depends on the result that our portrait resembles that modelo.Debemos obrservar very very carefully and our model in this case when a photo is easier, since the position and light is always the same, unlike a model natural.Preguntarnos the following details will help us resolve to be masters nustro drawing:
. Where is the centerpiece of the pupil?
. What size is related to the eye?
. Palpebral how it is just imperceptible, or the contrary is large or fallen?
. Where you will find areas of shade and light throughout the eye Do not forget that the shadows create and modify forms, so that some may find deep eyes or Salton, depending solely on where we put the lights and shadows, but how the data is identical.
. And the eyebrows, which have wide, or are very sparsely populated, which are they? Abruptly or just soft? In that point more or less meet the eye contour …
Step 5.-Now again highlight using the eraser strokes and through thin, light the last details to be given to the portrait, (hair, lips, cheekbones, etc).
In conclusion, the portrait with aerosol spray fixative for charcoal (also used for hair lacquer) and let dry.
In the coming days, hang a video with the whole process of completing a portrait, I thought you would be even more grate…
First, forget about your parameters and what a face, your mind tells you that insurance is expensive both eyes, a nose, two ears and other tonteras, listen well: “That just is what it says left lobe YOUR” REAL stupid ! are “concepts” learned, but, again, “concepts” and nothing else, the art of drawing a portrait is not abstract concepts and forms, the forms may contain complex emotions, most of a millimeter and the expression changes, an exaggeration of a faction and a sense born different, but the “terms” you only say things cold concrete Learn to draw with your “right lobe”, that is the lobe of the innocence of the creative child, who sees the blind for the first time or who lost his sight after many years of recovery.
How do you stay in the eye? Does this not taught in all schools right?
Imagine that you never seen, just do it now regained vision, you are a new being, a blind man who left the cave, if you think well let see how absurd this “concept” looks feelings, love, disdain, joy, doubt, sadness, and tries to express the way the concept is not “there is the detail”
Your first lesson will be to try to think that way, back to thinking like a child now, if you tell me that children do not draw well you are wrong, they have started from “zero” and its achievements are based on this observation Naturally, in the purity of the first, but when they come to school there if you fuck that, learn to “copy”, not to be creative, to steal the work of others (Copy a photo is not going against the rights author), to pretend public good, to opt out of the nature and believe that art is not a natural form of expression.
Dyslexia is not knowing how to write
Well, not knowing draw is “dismorfografía” (I’m not sure of the term, something I have made up and not as it should be Latin)
Not knowing a draw is the result of psychological illness imbecility of the education system, if the classes of art and creativity were always primary in all, absolutely all know drawing.
Society values a Leonardo but not obey him and follow the steps, forgetting that the “figure” is a powerful form of expression.
society values creativity in schools but there are no workshops “creative science” everything is pure imitation, memorization of formulas, it would be nice if you tell the school deducted the value of the ancient circle of that glorious 3.14 Egyptians. All they say is 3.141592654 … is to calculate the area, perimeter and volume of objects that contain or circles:
Look at this marvel of Wallis:
Area of circle = ? • r ² = 3.141592654
Perimeter of the circle = ? • d = 2 • ? • 2? • r = r = 6.283185307
Area of the sphere = 4 ? • r ²
Volume of sphere = 4 / 3 ? • r ³
Volume cylinder = Volume + Volume hemisphere cone
Hemisphere volume = Volume Volume cone-cylinder
Volume 2 • Volume = area hemisphere
there is clear is that the volume of the sphere is very interesting
volume of the hemisphere = ? • r ³ – 1/3? • r ³ r ³ = 2/3? •
volume of the sphere = 4 / 3 ? • r ³
Memorization is important but more important is learning to see things as having been the first time, that is to learn to look with love and sensitivity.
You think that yawning is boring to see your son?
You think that the last kiss was not as wonderful as the first?
You think that a well-told joke not worth repeating?
He thinks that everything is new and with all your Entrégate be repeated to the mystery of life, love your enemies (but beware of them), love what nasty, loves the misunderstood, marvel at the things that you call and order and repeated or on the same day you already know … draw
But this is only one part, and must exercise sensitivity and capacity to observe the right lobe is important to apply some science, and science to the art of portraiture and the nude is the anatomy of a voice, now begins Marathon’s portrait and the nude.