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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Drawing Clothes

Introduction to Drawing People
Materials Needed to Draw People
The Essentials of Drawing People
Posing the Sitter for a Portrait
Composition for a Portrait
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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