Here in the pencil drawing, the artist has made a very sensitive exploration of the lips and eyes of the person whose portrait is made. The artist has tried capturing everything that we can observe by looking at the teeth line.
Here in the pencil drawing, the artist has made a very sensitive exploration of the lips and eyes of the person whose portrait is made. The artist has tried capturing everything that we can observe by looking at the teeth line.The position of the lips is apparently looking very pleased. It is obvious that when the lips look happily widened, the person looks in joyful mood.
Drawing the Lips: While drawing lips, make it sure that it does not go much darker. It can be so dark only in case of the colour of the lips of the person being portrayed is like that. You are to put just the darker shading on outline of lips only. Ensure that lower lip is slightly lighter the upper lip.
You will take care in highlight the lips beautifully, as the lips are the first place where the viewers' eyes would be moved. The puffy part of lower lips would give you ample opportunity to highlight it nicely. You can add here some vertical strokes of B2 pencil or of the shade that the overall scheme of the portrait permits.
In the beginning, a pencil drawing is a visual thought in the mind of an artist. When this thought takes the help of the tip of a pencil or a charcoal stick and get drawn on the face of a fine paper, it becomes an artwork. While doing portrait drawing, we have to perform several task: the drawings of eyes, nose, cheeks, lips, in addition to the outline of face.
How to Draw Eyes
For the beginners of for an artist of experience, it would be advisable to start a portrait with drawing of the eyes. This puts a basic foundation about how the person looks, as we recognize a person mainly from his or her eyes. So drawing the eyes is so crucial, too.
Drawing Outlines of Pupil and Eyeball of Eyes
In the initial phase, just draw the outline of the eyes keeping in mind the shape of the eyes. Some marking of eyebrows and the darker places on the eyelids would be the essential features to draw here, as it might not be left out afterwards. Once the areas of eyes are drawn, you can use 3B or 4B pencil for shading the eyelids and the surrounding parts. It would give you clear idea about the shape of drawing the entire face, too. While putting iris and pupil, you should rely on reference material, as it would be crucial for final look. You can refer to photos of the person, if he or she is not sitting before you.
While drawing the eyes, it should be kept in mind that the areas of eyes that is wet, would take a different shine than the other areas. This can be done by using shading by giving lesser weight on the tip of your pencil.
When the inner parts of the eyes are done with, you can concentrate on the eyebrows, adding bristle like hair or straight lining, as the case may be. Finally the lower eyelids and parts of skin surrounding the eyes would be important. Constant practice would guide you where to do lighter or darker shading. It is simply like following the pattern of the light falling on the different part of the eyes. While drawing, you should have the best art materials with you. The pencils of different shades from a stores selling art materials; the drawing papers of different sizes; three good erasers; half a dozen paper stumps: these would be a sufficient weaponry. (Image courtesy By Michael2266 (Template:Michael Trujillo)[see page for license], from Wikimedia Commons)
There are times, especially during holidays when I feel experimenting with pencils. I take a printout of any photo of one of my friends. Help would be taken from the regular weaponry: the 3B and 4B pencil, eraser, and a fresh bunch of A4 papers.