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learning to paint
05-01-2000, 12:21 AM
This is more difficult than I thought it would be. How do I get the cheekbones, the subtlety of the nose shading, the depth of the eye socket? This is advanced blending and shading. Tips are more than welcome!

05-01-2000, 09:45 AM
practice practice practice http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Seriously, the more you do that, the easier it becomes. As for deeper eye sockets, I just deepen the shadow color...and cheekbones are formed by shading as well. Start with softer shades and you will find yourself doing less "lifting" later. Good luck, this medium can be very addictive ...


05-01-2000, 06:06 PM
There are several things you can do to improve this area. Firstly, I agree with the other reply, practice - off anything you can get your hands on whether it be a photo or from life. Secondly, get your hands on a good book on the subject and follow it through. Finally, break down the shapes in the face to see how it's made up and also start drawing from the skeleton upwards, all is helpful in drawing people.