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A quick lesson on FACES by navate A quick lesson on FACES by navate
A mini-tutorial on achieving realism and individuality in a face. :)

Some of you might have seen this in my blog, but I wanted to post it here too. Hopefully it’ll tide you over a bit until I get my ass moving on the skin tutorial (I know, I know…)

Enjoy, I hope you find it helpful!
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Da-4th Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Artist
Once again good advice.=)
Esvandetta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You have no idea how much I see this!!! The neglect of the cheeks, chin and forehead, I mean.  The main thing a see between the two here is age... one looks younger than the other. It almost looks like a picture of the same guy, but about 10-15 years difference.

I draw a pair of male twins and it's through these aspects that I show the differences between the two.

The older of the two has a stronger, squarer jaw with an equally strong (but rounded) chin. His cheekbones are further down his face and are rounder and larger, while the hollow of his cheek is almost flat (when I draw him in lineart, he pretty much gets a diagonal line there). In other words, he has"furrowed" cheeks, much like the guy on the right does in your picture... except not as pronounced (he's also younger than that guy up there... who looks to be in his 30s).

The younger one has a softer, more feminine, jawline, but his chin squares a little bit (he also has light dimples under the corners of his mouth that his brother doesn't have). His cheekbones are rectangular shaped and relatively high. The hollow of his cheeks are softer and more rounded. Generally, his features are the softer of the two... and his skin is a little paler as well.

Other than what I mentioned, the two are almost identical in the face and in their coloring (their bodies and style are a different matter). They have the same eyes, nose, lips, hair texture/color, ears and neck...  or at least very close. I see it too often that artists make twins look exactly the same... so I have been trying for a long time to not make the same mistake (though, I'll admit, I usually do it anyway).  

Well... this helps me get one step closer! Thank you very much for making this point!
toshema Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh sweet, thanks allot for this ! It is quite helpful ^_^ !
Olon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
big thanks for your help!
Ringelotta Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is helpful, thank you!! :heart:
BeatrizAlbano Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
How can I differenciate thick and thin skin on a painting?
HermanHans Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this, it is really helpful and interesting. Hopefully it will help me improve my own painting skills
jerryyan1990 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
it's helpful!
toziren Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear i just want to kiss you :D. Thnx alot for these tutorials
WingsofaButterfly202 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, very helpful! Thank you soo much for sharing!!!
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