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Constructing Heads and Faces
Video Duration: 30 mins
Estimated time to complete the lesson: 2-3 hours
(pause video as needed to complete steps, but please complete at your own pace)
This tutorial is recommended for adults and children 10+.
Use watercolour or gouache to create a vibrant bird design, combining layers and patterning with a lovely loose background.
be guided step by step
learn valuable skills and knowledge
pick up handy tips
REMEMBER – this information is general in nature. Every face is different.
These are my tips, to be used as as a guideline for creating this particular work, in conjunction with the video. Pause the video after each step and then complete that stage at your own pace. You can always go back to gain clarification on a particular aspect of the process:
always draw as lightly as you can when making your first lines
try not to 'strangle' your pencil - ie: don't grip it too lightly
as much as possible, try not to think about how you have drawn faces in the past
follow the steps closely, but remember that this information is a general guide only, and only applies if a face if viewed directly from the front or side (profile)
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