Using the pencil to get a likeness is a great challenge for the portrait artist. Simply because of its pointed precision, pencil encourages a greater interest in the details • than in the whole. A case in point is around the eyes, where artists' fingers often irresistably make precise pencil marks. It's excusable to pick out some details just for "navigational" points, but it's best to keep moving to other parts of the portrait. Starting with a close-up analysis of the eye, this section shows with step-by-step instructions how to successfully develop a portrait drawing.
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