Follow the step-by-step Tutorial
Enter the Drawing from Observation illustration competition and stand a chance to win great prizes and gain exposure.
This is our third competition and instead of measuring an overall artwork, we will be reviewing how you apply the below techniques to the artwork you submit for entry.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Use the techniques defined below to create a masterful portrait. As previously mentioned we will be selecting finalists and a winner will be chosen according to outlined techniques used. NB: Make sure to sign your artwork with your name to confirm your identity.
Upload and submit your artwork at the bottom of this page.
Using an image of reference or not, apply the following to create an outstanding portrait:
How to draw the eye:
How to draw a nose:
How to draw lips:
Lips are a good balance of curved strokes, shapes and contours. The length of the curved strokes changes as you move from the corners of the mouth to the center. Take note of the shadows around the lips depending on the light of your subject or portrait in mind.