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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks

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Eyes as shapes

Eyes are shapes, so you will use the shape and shading techniques to help draw them better. This section is the practical, step-by-step application of the various techniques presented in the first few chapters. You will isolate the feature of the eyes, simplify the shape and rename the parts of the eye as shapes.

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The parts of the eye

Locate and measure the eye

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1 Start with a line

You will need a ruler, a circle template, a pencil and an eraser to do this exercise. Draw a line 7½-inches (19cm) long. Break it up into 1½-inch (4cm) ...

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