Whist sketching this woman in Addis today a man approached me with that very question, “how do you draw people ” ?
I suggested he start as I did.
My art teacher at school would repeat these steps to me over and over again –
- Draw a line down the center of the face ensuring both sides of the face are symmetrical.
– Draw Guidelines on the Face.
– Draw Eyes.
– Draw a Nose Proportionate to the Face.
– put in eyebrows, lips, ears and
That’s the easy bit I told him, the hardest is learning to draw like a child; with no fear of getting it wrong. Perseverance, practice and courage.