Draw a Face using Tone

This art tutorial on How to Draw a Face using Tone is for Intermediate students. I would suggest students watch my video on drawing a face in proportion. I would suggest you watch this video on How to Draw a Face in Proportion before attempting this art tutorial.

In this video I explain how to draw a face using tone by carefully building up layers of tone using a variety of pencils. I show how eyes and the nose can be suggested rather than outlined which makes for a more pleasing drawing. This drawing technique requires that you understand the proportions of the face otherwise your suggested marks will not be associated with parts of the face. Try this technique with a model in front of you, it’s quite a challenge. However, once you have mastered the technique this is a good way to start even detailed drawings or paintings of a face.


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