How to Draw > Examples of Portraits: Brother

If you have a younger brother of nine or ten or thereabouts, you'll no doubt have to use some persuasion.

Most boys love dressing up and anyway we like to depart from everyday subjects for a change, don't we ?



I can always persuade Brian to pose as a soldier.

We made, between us, a paper hat some time ago for a play he was to take part in at school, so I suggested we'd use it for a drawing. He was soon as eager to make it interesting as I was.

He thought of the airgun, and the pose suggested itself. He stood on a chair for this pose.







Notice the proportions of the head in relation to those of the body. The head appears large doesn't it? and the shoulders smallish.

Often when children are reading or playing quietly, they strike nice poses and once they become interested, they'll usually keep still for a little while if you ask them. The first drawing took about 20 minutes and the second about 15 minutes.





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Examples of Portraits: Little Brother




HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE:
Introduction to Drawing People
Materials Needed to Draw People
The Essentials of Drawing People
Posing the Sitter for a Portrait
Composition for a Portrait
Lighting
How to Draw Hands
How to Show Age and Character
Drawing Clothes
How to Convey Emotions
Using Planes to Render People
Using Humor to Show Character
Examples of Portraits: Mother
Examples of Portraits: Brother
Examples of Portraits: Little Brother
Examples of Portraits: Uncle
Drawing Groups of People
Line Drawings of People
Watercolors of People




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