Special occasion photos, such as a bridal portrait, provide great references for drawing people. When drawing a bride, focus on capturing the key elements that symbolize the event, such as the veil, bouquet, and gown. The details of these objects are always unique to the particular subject, making it easy to achieve a likeness. Pay special attention to the way the gown and veil drape, the small details on the gown, the way the veil fits on the bride’s head, and how her hair is styled. Finally, be sure to capture the glowing expression on her face!


1 With an HB pencil, sketch in the shape of the figure. (Notice that this particular ...

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