How-to: the basics of drawing shadows and lights

When it comes to drawing, one of the most important elements is building contrast. Your drawing is instantly more eye-catching when you create depth. Shadows and highlights are especially important in portraits as these really bring life to a face. Correct placement of these shadows and highlights are often experienced …

How-to: Drawing facial proportion

I get often questions about drawing realistic faces. Usually I’ll advice to start practicing small details of the face, like the nose, eyes and mouth. Drawing hair can also be seen as an individual subject (for more tips and tricks regarding hair click here). However, in this post we are …