AUTOPLAY
Drawing a Portrait
13 steps
Gather your supplies.
1. Gather your supplies.
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Lightly draw a circle. Add a narrower shape to the bottom to form an egg shape. Erase the line.
2. Lightly draw a circle. Add a narrower shape to the bottom to form an egg shape. Erase the line.
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The neck is not a straight line! It curves out into the shoulders.
3. The neck is not a straight line! It curves out into the shoulders.
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Lightly draw a vertical line and a horizontal line in the middle of the face shape.
4. Lightly draw a vertical line and a horizontal line in the middle of the face shape.
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The irises sit on the middle of the eye line. The top eyelid overlaps the irises.
5. The irises sit on the middle of the eye line. The top eyelid overlaps the irises.
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The eyebrows should start thicker at the center of the face and get narrower toward the ears.
6. The eyebrows should start thicker at the center of the face and get narrower toward the ears.
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Lightly draw a straight line halfway between the eyes and the chin.
7. Lightly draw a straight line halfway between the eyes and the chin.
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The sides of the nose should be almost directly below the irises in the eyes.
8. The sides of the nose should be almost directly below the irises in the eyes.
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Lightly draw a line halfway between the nose and the chin.
9. Lightly draw a line halfway between the nose and the chin.
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Think of the top lip as two mountains and the bottom lip as a valley.
10. Think of the top lip as two mountains and the bottom lip as a valley.
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The ears fit in between the eye line and the nose line.
11. The ears fit in between the eye line and the nose line.
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The hairline is about halfway between the eyebrows and the top of the head, starting from the ears.
12. The hairline is about halfway between the eyebrows and the top of the head, starting from the ears.
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Erase the grid lines.
13. Erase the grid lines.
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