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So I've been drawing people faces since I was 10. I'm pretty good at drawing an eye. But because I taught myself how to draw it's really difficult for me to draw the way I probably should draw. By outlining where all the feature go on the face and so forth.

I've actually tried to make myself draw the conventional way. I drew by outlining everything before going in for the details and my drawings weren't very good. I did this every night for about a week.

I said "screw it" the other night and started from the eyes and drew...rather well. So I'm wondering does everyone follow a certain outline for drawing the head or do you have your own way of doing it?

Ultimately I think if I had grown up drawing the other way (Andrew Loomis approach?) then I wouldn't have so much trouble with proportions.

I tried drawing a portrait again tonight doing it my way and while the eyes looked splendid the rest of it fell apart. There's got to be a good inbetween method for me!

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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Graphic Artist fresh out of college. I'm enjoying my time out of academia to draw, paint and write movie reviews.

I'm on tumblr all the time to admire others artwork and just geek out about stuff. I also post my artwork on there: silverautumnmedia.tumblr.com/

I hope to get some of my actual paintings/drawing on my etsy account: www.etsy.com/people/SilverAutu…

I write my film reviews at my film site (www.cinemathree.com/).

I tweet about nothing any everything as well! twitter.com/silver_autumn

So keeping busy! Thanks for visiting my DA site!
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Heriorh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party:
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silver-autumn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I had a good one!
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royswordsman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
:heart: Thank you so much for the favourites :heart: 
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silver-autumn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great art and good luck with your future endeavors :D. Man you look really familiar :noes:.
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silver-autumn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Do I? Hmmm
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yasvmw :D (you are so very much welcome) and yes, yes you do. You probably just look like someone I know, but who knows for sure ^^;.
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silver-autumn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strange. :) But you never know.
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bladeLMTD Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave, Beautiful drawings by the way!! :D LOL
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silver-autumn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! XD
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