PLATE Types of character

The character in a head is the result of the individual bones and muscles, as they are shown by careful construction and spacing. But the beauty of a drawing will always be in the way you use line and tone and the interpretation of light and shadow on the forms. You may experiment in your own way and develop your own approach and technique. Sometimes an unfinished study is more attractive than the completely executed drawing.

Man Smile Drawing

PLATE 37. Smiling men

Smiles that radiate happiness are difficult for any artist. They arc much easier to render in an outline drawing than a tonal drawing. If your drawing of heads must provide an income you will do well to practice drawing smiles from clippings, since a model can rarely hold a genuine smile for very long. Study particularly the forms around the comers of the mouth, and the forms of the cheeks.

Draw Smiling Mouth
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  • bertha
    How to draw a realistic man smiling?
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    How to draw a portrait from a photo of a smiling mouth?
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    What are type of character plate?
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