Does anyone else like drawing realistic portaits of people?

United States
March 20, 2008 6:40pm CST
I can draw really nice realistic drawings of people. I have been drawing people for many years and I enjoy it very much. Anyone else enjoy drawing realistic portraits of people? Have you ever sold any of your drawings?
4 responses
@torkyn (80)
• Australia
21 Mar 08
I practice by looking up models and then drawing them and i usually do two or three for practice. i am still not good at getting the realism down because my ability to shade is terrible. i can get all the proportions right but shading is just not my talent and of course without correct tones pictures look lifeless. but i am getting better :)
• United States
21 Mar 08
Yeah shading can be a pain but I have my own way of shading and it helps my stuff look realistic. The teachers tell you not to do this but I think its the best. When there is an area you want to shade lightly shade with your pencil around the edge and then smear it gently with your hands, only if your hands are clean. Your natural oils from your hand will make the shade look beautiful. When your done shading touch it up by going over lines with a pencil that need to be dark again and add some highlights with your eraser. I usually use highlights with my eraser last and sometimes go over lines again that need to be dark.
• United States
21 Mar 08
use your finger tips to shade, not your whole hand :)
@torkyn (80)
• Australia
21 Mar 08
Thanks i will give it a try
@myanime (434)
21 Mar 08
Me!! Hehehe I really love to draw realistic one. I mostly enjoy drawing people and nature. I can't draw animals when I don't have a reference but I can draw people even without reference. And one more thing, I love anime!!!!! heheheheheehee
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• United States
21 Mar 08
Awesome. It's great to meet other Artists that share same interests as me. I also like Anime :) You should share some of your art some time. I would really like to see your portraits :)
@mom4kids (658)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
I am so jealous of you! I have always been artistic, I love drawing. Took many art classes back in school. I can draw animals, birds, and flowers mostly. I have never been able to draw people. I really wish I could, I'd paint baby pics of my kids, I'd love to do that! Well keep drawing, and have fun!
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Do you have some of your drawings online where we can see them? I am mostly a realist too, although I do a few more abstract things (like the painting that is my avatar here) and most of my drawings end up being paintings, which yes I sell from time to time. I am now working on a series of "American" Manga paintings. They are fun. It is nice to meet another realist. MyLot has many smart and skillful people!