How To: Paint a portrait

Paint a portrait

It's like a personal photo, except classier, and you can make the model look slightly more attractive than they really are.

You Will Need:

* An easel
* A volunteer model
* Directional lights
* A camera
* Drawing and painting surfaces
* A sketching medium, like charcoal or pencil
* Brushes
* Paints

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Tips:

Do not let the model show teeth. They'll end up looking like a monster, or worse. Try to get a handle on the composition, contrast and the shape of the face. Pay special attention to particularly interesting features, like the shape of the model's eyes or nose.

Did you know? Try to get a handle on the composition, contrast and the shape of the face. Pay special attention to particularly interesting features, like the shape of the model's eyes or nose.What is believed to be the oldest known portrait was created some 27,000 years ago on a cave wall near the town of Angelouême in present-day southwestern France.

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