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Need help with portrait

Postby Editta M. » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:57 pm

I have just recently started sketching my first portrait but I am at a loss when it comes to sketching lips. Any tips?
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Re: Need help with portrait

Postby Tunger93 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:40 pm

Hello Editta,

I would suggest drawing a grid over the reference photo and your own. This will help you obtain the correct proportions, especially for your first portrait. Make sure the squares are the same size or a direct proportion so everything lines up. It is easy to become discouraged when free handing completely. You are currently having trouble with the mouth because the nose is too small and the chin is at the wrong angle. Try the grid, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Good luck!

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Re: Need help with portrait

Postby Editta M. » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:31 pm

Hi Tunger!

Thank you for your suggestion! I tried using the grid method on the portrait and managed to fix the chin and the nose a bit. But I fear they are both not too accurate lol
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Re: Need help with portrait

Postby Reinhard » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Editta, you might want to take a look at Proko. This, IMHO, will help you tremendously to understand lips.
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Re: Need help with portrait

Postby Editta M. » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:06 pm

Reinhard wrote:Editta, you might want to take a look at Proko. This, IMHO, will help you tremendously to understand lips.
Cheers,
Reinhard

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Thank you for the tip!:D

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Re: Need help with portrait

Postby john c » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:37 am

try drawing them upside down this fools the brain and eyes.

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