This is a great little tutorial from artist Yong Chen on portrait drawing from a photo. He demonstrates an easy to follow step by step method for accurately laying out proportions to help you draw a portrait with a great likeness. I hope you find this lesson helpful. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here and subscribe today for more awesome lessons.
How to draw a portrait from photo (step by step)
Throughout this video lesson, I show you the thought process and steps to draw this charcoal portrait drawing from a photo reference: placement and composition, measurement and comparison for proportions, finding and using reference lines and shapes, developing shapes with values, blending, and then refining with eraser. This is a demonstration after a critique of a patron’s painting. This is only part of the whole lesson. We invite you to join our art learning club. Visit our Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/yongchen
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