Saturday, February 2, 2013


Lately I've been focusing a lot on drawing the face. I am mesmerized by the symmetry and proportion of the human face. There's a formula to achieving these proportions and if you follow the formula, you are able to create a portrait. Not only that, but every drawing renders a different face, just by making slight changes to the shape of the eyes, the nose, the eyebrows and the mouth.

Something wonderful occurs when you start shading the face, for the human skin is able to reflect the colors of its surroundings. The real magic happens when the eyes are colored and shaded. In an instant, there is life and light and emotion. And you suddenly understand the old saying, "the eyes are the windows of the soul".

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