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Drawing: Faces & Features by Debra Kaufman Yaun

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Depicting Adult Features

If you’re a beginner, it’s a good idea to practice drawing all the facial features separately, working out any problems before attempting a complete portrait. Facial features work together to convey everything from mood and emotion to age. Pay attention to the areas around the features, as well; wrinkles, moles, and other similar characteristics help make your subject distinct.

Eyes

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STEP 1 Make a circle for the iris first; then draw the eyelid over it. (Drawing an entire object before adding any overlapping elements is called “drawing through.”) Note that part of the iris is always covered by the eyelid.

STEP 2 Start ...

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