I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving week last week!
Despite being sick for the entire week 🤒 and not being with family 😢, I still managed to gain 3.5 pounds...which leaves me to believe my holiday couldn't have been all THAT bad! I was clearly still having my fill! 🤣
I recently took the time to ask my Facebook Group what their biggest drawing struggles were and a LOT of people came forward to tell me about their shading struggles. Specifically, where to put the shadows and highlights when drawing faces.
In today's free video art lesson on YouTube I put forth my best explanation to answer this question followed by a one hour, real time lesson to show you exactly how it's done. When I do these full length tutorials, my hope is that you will pick up a pencil and draw with me!!! All you need for this exercise is a grocery bag (yes, you heard me right!) and a black and white pencil. Or charcoal/conte crayons/china markers work as well!
I will teach you how to determine where your shadows and highlights fall when drawing your faces. I'll also be showing you how to draw realistic faces from a photo reference, and how doing it on toned paper is exciting and easier than you think to get great results!
This lesson also acts as prompt 5/20 for the #100FunFabFaces challenge I am running with my Facebook Group and on Instagram.
If you'd like to draw along with me for all of my weekly challenges (all include a free video lesson) and start at the beginning, use this link to see them all in once place http://bit.ly/100FunFabFacesPlaylist
You actually save this Playlist to your own YouTube account and it will automatically get updated with new lessons each week as I share them there. Isn't that cool? Oh technology. Sometimes you are my foe, but in this case you are a most definite FRIEND!
Now let's go DRAW!
Founder of Awesome Art School. Mixed Media Artist. Author of the How to Draw Fun, Fab Faces series and Mixed Media Magic!