Self-portraits can be intimidating. To ease the pain, I walked the Teen class through a more technical approach to drawing a self-portrait.
All faces have a road map; here is the one for creating an accurate portrait.
Finding the Chin Line:
Lips: Draw another line halfway between the nose line you and the chin line. Label this as lips.
Hair: Sketch a horizontal line at the center point between the eye line and the crown. Then, draw another horizontal line between the line you just drew and the eye line. Label them as hair.
Draw the Eyes:
Draw the Nose:
Ears: Draw your ears roughly between the eye and nose line.
Neck: Don't forget the neck.
Erase all unnecessary lines from the portrait. Personalize.
Jamie Lightfoot is an oil painter and owner of Picket Fence Art Studio.