Welcome to todays blog post with artwork by student Deborah Gale. She is studying with Alan Dedman on the Portrait Painting Course, which allows students to study facial features in a variety of mediums. Sometimes it is daunting to produce a full portrait of a person. There is so much to think about – proportions, skin tones, getting the features in the correct places, direction of shading, weight of line and thats without even thinking about creating a likeness of the person you are drawing. It’s not easy! So breaking it down and practicing features can be really useful. Deborah has created some studies in graphite pencil, however you can use any medium of your choice. Why not give it a go yourself and see what you come up with.