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    Filling in the face?

    I've always had a real problem filing in the face of portraits or models I try to do. I usually do absolutely fine sketching down the figure until that point. I know all the guidelines and ratios for the face, but it just never clicks and is a real set back and "downer" as far as drawing goes. Does anyone have any advice?

    And will that newer Massive Black Portraits Volume 1 - Caucasian Female help me with this?

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    Is your trouble with drawing faces or seeing faces?


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    I'm not sure what you mean by seeing.

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    Oh, well in that case I just have trouble drawing them. I can do it, but it takes a LOAD of time and I'm rarely happy with the results.

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    Good, then you've answered your own question. It's going to take time, and you're usually not going to be happy with the results at first. Our brains are extremely fine-tuned for face recognition, and there's simply less room for error with faces than for almost any other subject. You've just got to put in the time training.


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