Draw a portrait

Here is a new lesson for all drawing lovers. In this tutorial we will sketch and invert it in Photoshop. Then the fun begins.
Drawing a portrait is not easy, but with some knowledge and perseverance, you will succeed. The end result will not look exactly like a person. The goal of the lesson is to make the main features of the face (eyes, mouth, or nose) look like real ones.


Step 1. First of all, you need to make a sketch, scan the image and import it into Photoshop.

Step 2. Then create a new transparent layer above the sketch (let’s call it “Sketch”). Then using a small brush , draw a sketch, but this time you need to make it more accurate.

Step 3. Create a new layer and place it under the “sketch” and name it “color”. Using soft brush , Add color to the face using the following color: # e9b68b.

Step 4. According to the light source (which is in the upper left corner), make shading using soft brushes (B). This time use the same color, but make it a little darker.

Step 5. Lower the brush opacity and continue, making the shadows even darker.

Step 6. Mix color and shade with the tool Smudge tool (R), there will be a transition between the colors.

Step 7. It’s time to add color to your hair. Use the same brush, what you used for the face, but change the color to # 3c210f.

Step 8. Add details to the hair. Draw thin lines, each in different directions. Use the dark (# 9f815d) and lighter colors (# 1e0d05) for this. With help Smudge tool (R) with an opacity of 20, smear the hair. This will help you make your hair more realistic.

Step 9. You should direct the hair along your head until you get something similar to the image below.

Step 10. Add light to the face. Choose soft brush with low opacity. This will help you create a light effect. After you set up brush, start adding light using the # ffdebb color.

Step 11. It’s time to work on the eyes. For the color of the iris and the white of the eyes, use these colors: # edddb9 and # 797866.

Step 12. Add more color and detail to your eyes.

Step 13. Make your eyes shiny by painting highlights on them. Also create a shadow. You need to create a century-thickness effect, draw a shadow on the underside of the century.

Step 14. Gently erase the sketch, and add more light to the eyes.

Step 15. Next, we have to work mouth.

Step 16. For lips, I used this color # d58b6a.

Step 17. The upper lip is darker than the lower, so you need to draw a shadow. Color: # 8f6048.

Step 18. To make the lips realistic, you need to make some dark lines above the upper lip using a small brush. In addition, you need to smudge the line.

Step 19. The same thing you did with the upper lip should be done with the lower lip, but this time use lighter colors to make the lips shiny. In addition, you need to make a selection around the upper lip and use Burn tool (O) to add more details.

Step 20. Repeat the process with the lower lip. In addition, add a few more lines and make the lips texture more detailed, gradually erase the sketch.

Step 21 Improve the wrinkles of the eyes and eyebrows tool Burn tool (O) with low transparency, and smear them, as we did with the hair.

Step 22 Add a little blush to the cheeks (# e6986e) to make them more human. Start drawing soft bristles brush with low transparency and then using the tool Smudge , mix colors. Color # 908478. In addition, as you can see, I added more shadows to my face.

Step 23 Erase the sketch and brush the tips of the hair to create some volume.

Step 24 Smear the skin and eyebrows.

Step 25. Spread the hair on the forehead to create the hair roots.

Step 26. Add a little light on the nose and under the nose. It will make them shine.

Conclusion So you’re done. Add a nice background or move the portrait to your other work. You can view the result of the lesson below or view a large version here.

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