Laura has a great way to bring the best out of her students. No advanced drawing, just measure the approximate places for eyes, nose, mouth, ears, place on canvas and then look for darks and lights, put in the shapes and go from there. As you can see, my problem was usually giving some roundness to the eyes (forgetting the sockets, lids etc.) I have improved…. take a look at my practices.
Although the model was squinting…. I made her eyes too squinty…however got the lips
This “older” model was going to be a lesson in “wrinkles” … and again, my problem was giving her “squinty eyes” in spite of her expression.
Yay! I finally got to express wide open eyes with sockets and lids….however, have not finished this one yet…. soon!
Down to the basics: ….study of the nostrils … study of “the nose” …. study of the “mouth” ……I love doing lips!
Portraits done on my own ….just for practice
Another try at ” Myles” …trying to soften the coat (watercolor painting)…