How to Draw > How to Show Age and Character

What a kindly, honest face, and intelligent head too, this elderly man has! He is the gardener, an artist himself.



That's what I thought when I first wanted to draw him.



I didn't try to flatter him, that would have spoilt the sketch. What I did was to pencil lightly the shapes of the features, and general shape of the head, measuring one with another, and so I found the expression was coming automatically.

Then with the added details and some tone to help the effect of solidity, the strengthening of a line here and there, the sketch was finished.



This lady has a fine head, a lively interest in life and a sense of humour.

We talked while she sat and I drew. I find that helps to keep the model from becoming tired and stiff.



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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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