Part 4, project 4, exercise 1, structure – mouths and eyes

Again, there’s video help for this.

 

These are HB pencil, as per the demo but only the top one is from the demo itself, the other was a drawing by the demonstrator briefly presented to show where light falls on lips. Mouths are clam-shaped.

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These are ‘invented’ mouths using the same principles, this time with pastel and charcoal pencil (top) and HB pencil alone at the bottom.

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31st July – may have added this to an earlier post. More invented mouths, one of them with an invented face and nose in slight profile which is not too successful. Charcoal pencil and the same plus pastels.

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Eyes, again using a YouTube video to help.

The demo eyes are very western-pretty and totally uniform. The artist draws using a ruler-based set of measures which really don’t apply to most people. The technique is handy to know though, and I’ve gone for a much looser approach beneath. The first image, drawn using an HB pencil, is affected by light on the left, reflecting from the pencil shading, in reality the tone and values are the same on each side. The second drawing is made in charcoal pencil and is a little more hoary.

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That’s better.

Finally, a face. Some way removed from the pretty eyes, mouths, and noses of the videos. Pastel with a touch of stump blending.

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See also

Part 4, project 4, exercise 1 – feet and noses

Part 4, project 4, exercise 1 – structure, body parts: Drawing hands

Part 4, project 4, exercise 1 – structure, body parts

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