Shading faces with colored pencils

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How to draw People: with colored pencils, How to Draw Realistic Faces, Learn to Draw Lifelike Heads from Photographs, Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial, Drawing Face, Shading, How to draw human portraits by Jasmina Susak

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HOW I DRAW A FACE WITH COLOR PENCILS - PART 1

Creating Lifelike Skin Tones in Colored Pencil: Tips for Killer Portraits

As I was working on my next coloring book, I made a page that I absolutely fell in love with. Recently, I have had a few requests about doing a tutorial on coloring in a face in coloring pages. I decided that this will be a good tutorial to do with this particular page. This tutorial consists of two parts, because I did it on two different surfaces. The first surface is Canson Pastel Paper. I wanted the first one to feel more like an artwork, just because I liked the image so much.

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The mouth is not flat, but protrudes slightly from the face. There are some natural shadows that will occur with the contours and shapes that make up the lips. The upper lip will generally be darker than the lower lip because it angles slightly inward see illustration below. At the corners of the mouth there are many connecting muscles. The light source is mostly horizontal, as is evidenced by the shadows. This is important so that the proportions are exactly how I want them before I ever lay down any color.

Colored pencils are an excellent medium for realistic coloring. Learning these techniques will help you craft realistic portraits and vibrant landscapes in no time! This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 30 references. Categories: Colored Pencils Coloring and Shading. Learn more Method 1.

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