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    CAPTURING A LIKENESS in PORTRAITURE : How to Capture & Draw a Likness of the Person's Face That You are Drawing in Your Portraits

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    How to Achieve a Likeness in a Portraiture

    How to Achieve a Likeness in a Portraiture

    In todays portrait-class I asked myself, what it is, that makes a drawing look like the person that you have drawn. What do you have to consider when you want to achieve resemblance, which factors are important? I did some experiments and found out some pretty interesting things.

    How to Get a Likeness?

    Concern #1 – How to Get a Likeness?

    You’re going to want to pay close attention here as getting a likeness between what’s on the page and the person you are drawing is often a tricky problem that can stop you from getting the success with your drawings that you are looking for.

    How to Draw Portraits and Gaining a Likeness

    How to Draw Portraits and Gaining a Likeness

    Knowing how to draw portraits can help you create beautiful sketches that can not only capture a likeness of the subject but also recreate the vitality and character of the sitter. Read on to know more about how to draw portraits with pencil.

    See Your Subject Clearly

    See Your Subject Clearly

    Not another article on how to do portraits ... surely not, there are so many!" Well, yes there are, but this is about drawing and how best to approach the subject and prepare your attitude and skills to achieve the best results. Inevitably, making a likeness of someone brings with it many complex and demanding points of view, together with historical baggage that should be left behind in an attempt to see the subject clearly.

    Composition, Value, Color & Likeness

    Composition, Value, Color & Likeness

    As I see it, composition, value, color and likeness are the four essentials in "building" any successful portrait. Each has its own importance, but oftentimes too much emphasis is placed on one or two elements, such as color and likeness, with little regard for the other two, composition and value. Yet these four cornerstones of portrait painting are nothing new, and these four points are what got us to the point we are as artists. If we don't fall back on those basics, our work will suffer.

    Drawing a Portrait - Getting a Likeness Video Tutorial

    Drawing a Portrait - Getting a Likeness Video Tutorial

    Fine Art Tutor Jane Lazenby on the challenge of getting a likeness when drawing a portrait in pencil.

    Drawing Tutorial- How to Draw a Realistic Face

    Drawing Tutorial- How to Draw a Realistic Face

    I made this drawing tutorial to show the different steps that I take in drawing a realistic face. I did make this tutorial a while ago and hopefully I will have some time to make another one because some of my technique has changed since then.

    How To Draw Faces You Can Believe!

    How To Draw Faces You Can Believe!

    In the basic steps that follow, you'll be able to draw believable faces from any angle or position, in no time at all. When learning how to draw faces, you'll find that you can get the face to 'look right' from the start if you're aware of some standard measurements that apply to most people's faces.

    How to Draw a Portrait of the Head by Blocking-In

    How to Draw a Portrait of the Head by Blocking-In

    Whenever I do a head study, or a portrait, I don’t start out by trying to capture a “likeness.” Instead, I try to construct a solid head, focusing on the volumetric forms. By constructing the underlying forms first, you’ll be more able to achieve a credible likeness in the end.

    How to Draw a Photo Realistic Pencil Portrait

    How to Draw a Photo Realistic Pencil Portrait

    If you are here to learn photo realism, I assume that you are already have some experience drawing.

    Realistic Pencil Portraits and How to Draw Them

    Realistic Pencil Portraits and How to Draw Them

    There isn't really much of a "secret" to drawing in this style. I was first introduced to this technique by one of my teachers, L.A. Times illustrator, Richard Milholland. He explained it very simply—you just get a sharp pencil, smooth Bristol board, and draw in the itty-bitty details. His own work was known for its scary photo-realistic detail, so I was a little amazed that this was all that there was to it! But that was it!

    4 Ways to Get a Likeness in Portraits - There is agreement among top portrait painters that a person’s likeness is dependent on the proportional relationships between facial features, not the specific shape of the nose, mouth, ears, or eyes. That is, the location of the eyes is more important than the color or shape of the eyes.

    Achieving a Good Likeness - Getting Your Portrait to Look Like the Sitter

    How to Capture Likeness in a Portrait Painting - Painting a portrait with a likeness to the subject is a challenging task--even for most professional two-dimensional artists. Only time and practice can really improve your results. Remember that the first portraits you paint likely will not look very much like your subject. Keep trying.

    How to Draw Anyone and Make it Look Like the Person! - Faces are a hard thing for some artists to draw correctly. Artists have a hard time achieving a likeness to the person or model they are sketching. Some would argue that the face is the hardest to master. With a few basic techniques you will begin to understand that you can master the human face and that it is quite possible.

    How To Draw People : Capture A Likeness - What is the painting I am making is nowhere near the reality I'm attempting to sketch? These fear constantly worry an artist, irrespective of the number of year of experience behind that artist. At times capturing a person isn't as difficult as capturing their likeness is.

    Is the Truth of Portraiture Vested Exclusively in Likeness? - On first seeing her portrait by Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein is supposed to have complained, "I don't look at all like that," with Picasso replying, "You will, Gertrude, you will."

    Painting a Likeness : The Fascination of Portraits - An insight into painting a portrait. Challenges are revealed as the artist reads 'between the lines' that make up the ingredients of this fascinating art form.

    Painting a Likeness : The Fascination of Portraits - An insight into painting a portrait. Challenges are revealed as the artist reads 'between the lines' that make up the ingredients of this fascinating art form.

    Tips from Other Artists on Capturing a Person's Likeness - Use this forum thread as a tip sheet for capturing a person's face and personality in a portrait of them.

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