How to Draw > Examples of Portraits: Little Brother

Here are two sketches of a child of five. I was lucky in the first one though David was not so lucky. He had a " bit of a cold" and didn't feel too lively.

He looks sorry for himself doesn't he? I think there is always a touch of whimsy in children, and it's that that makes us love them. Of course, he didn't sit still for many minutes at a time, but I just waited until he got back more or less.

Nearly always, it is necessary to do three or four quick sketches before one of them is good enough to make a portrait, and even then one usually has to finish it from the other sketches or notes.

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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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