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How to get the right proportions when drawing a portrait?



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According to the poll I created, you wanted to see the tutorial How to get the proportions right in a portrait? the most. I hope you find it helpful :aww: The knowledge that the tutorial contains is based on my own tips and a couple of general advice.
Huge thanks, lloveandsqualor and MJMcCaul for helping me with this tutorial. My English isn't that good to write such a long text with no grammar, style nor vocabulary mistakes. Your help is much appreciated :heart: Therefore, I dedicate this tut to you!

Drawings that you can see in the tutorial:
Michael C.Hall as Dexter by Ilojleen Robert Pattinson by Ilojleen

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:icondecayingsky:
DecayingSky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
most beginners FACE the problem of.... HahahaNO Emote 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
This pun wasn't intended, believe me :lol:
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:icondecayingsky:
DecayingSky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
i know but i couldn't resist 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
That's OK :giggle:
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:iconxtaylorr22:
xtaylorr22 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this, I'll keep these methods in mind :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
My pleasure, I'm glad I could help :)
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:iconcrunchypopkorn:
crunchypopkorn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this! your drawings are so realistic!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:iconraspby:
Raspby Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Mam pytanie. Czy tak "na co dzień" przy rysowaniu portretów, mierzysz sobie te proporcje i się do nich stosujesz?
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Masz na myśli metodą nr 2? Tak :)
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GoldenFlameNaLu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Amaaaaaazing tutorial!! I sketch mostly anime characters but I am trying to sketch human portraits and find it quite difficul!! You've done looads of help!!!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you find my tutorials helpful :iconeagerdummyglompplz: Thanks a bunch for kind words!
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:icongoldenflamenalu:
GoldenFlameNaLu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
^_^ They are aweeesome and ur most welcome!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:icongoldenflamenalu:
GoldenFlameNaLu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
^_^ :iconhugplz:
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:icongoatcheeselady:
goatcheeselady Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you, I am just starting out and appreciate the info
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure, hope it helps! :)
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:iconlimegreenbunny:
LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thanks a milion :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconnieznana-artystka:
Nieznana-Artystka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
świetna instrukcja,na pewno z niej skorzystam.
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dzięki wielkie :) Na moim blogu www.ilojleen.blogspot.com jest to samo po polsku,na pewno wygodniej będzie Ci czytać w ojczystym języku :aww:
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:iconanoop4334:
anoop4334 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
wow im thankfull that u directed me to here!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Not a problem :)
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:iconthesophiesart:
TheSophiesArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this one helped me a lot! thank you! :happybounce:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad it did! Thank YOU! :D
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:iconnanacasas:
NanaCasas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work on this tutorial. Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Sure, thank YOU! :)
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:iconartofuldis:
artofuldis Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Cool tutorial!
But still for me easiest way is to use Human Proportion Calculator I am using android App, it is called HPC
In internet there is also free online version
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Haven't heard of it, thank you for letting me know :)
And thanks, I'm glad you like the tutorial! :hug:
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Larc-Romeo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NIce Tut, thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, and you're welcome! Hope it's helpful :)
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mariaanghel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have learned to draw by using the first method you described and I believe that understanding those rules and proportions and adapting them to different faces and angles of view is very helpfull and effective. Of course I made mistakes sometimes and had to start over, but that's part of learning and training your eye and hand.
Maybe gridding and measuring with a ruller is cheating, but it still requires a lot of work. If you can do it completely freehand you have all my appreciation not only for the hard work, but for experience and talent.

Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes, it does require a lot of work, you're right! For me it's a minor type of cheating, and not in a very negative sense, in contrary to drawing on a printed image... I saw many people doing it :facepalm: this is real cheating :|
Thank you for kind comment and sorry for the delay :huggle:
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venea1391 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a slightly different approach with gridding that I use with all my drawings (yes, I don't think I'll every be able to quit using a grid :P ).
Yes, I draw a grid on it in photoshop. I have a grid file that I save and just paste on top of pictures so I don't have to redraw the lines every time.
Now the important part - you don't have to draw the lines on your paper. I have one paper that I drew my grid on and then inked the lines so that they're darker. Paper clip that underneath the paper you're going to draw on and then you can see the lines through it and don't have to have them on your actual drawing.
Of course you need to be using paper that you can see through.
That's just what I do. ^_^

Nice tutorial!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
To be precise, I don't use gridding nor any of these methods. I do my drawings freehand :aww: And about "the important part" - please don't feel offended, that's not my intention - but I believe that method you've decribed it's called a pure cheating. I think it's wrong :disbelief:
I'm happy that you like the tutorial, tho! Thanks :cuddle:
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venea1391 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah. Well you can think it's wrong if you want. I'm definitely no master and don't pretend that I am, but I like to draw and I don't believe it's cheating. Tracing the major lines would be cheating, now, but that's not what I'm doing.
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm not a master either, actually far away from it. No one said you're not allowed to do that, but many people, including me, believe it's cheating ;) Ask, you will find out.
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marciarzyna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
łeee ja jestem jakaś niedorobiona, wciąż nie widzę czy narysowałam coś dobrze czy nie :( nie mam kompletnie oka do proporcji :(
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Może to przyjdzie z czasem... :hug: Chociaz metoda kratkowania jest w 100% efektywna, z tego co widzę u innych rysowników.
Wesołych Świąt :santa:
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:iconmarciarzyna:
marciarzyna Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trza spróbować
Wesolutkich również :dummy:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję :iconchristmasla:
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shottsy85 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh awesome! I'm so glad you actually made this tutorial! I was actually discussing these EXACT same tricks to someone in the office today that was showing me some of their sketches! I still have problems sometimes even KNOWING these rules. I am currently doing a portrait of Ian Somerhalder as Damon from Vampire Diaries. I started it at work today. So far I think it is coming out pretty good. I was thinking about the eye rule, and I think mine is a bit off, even though its not a head on angle. His right eye always looks a bit off to me.. haha. Anyways perhaps I will link you when I finish it!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the feedback, I'm glad you like my tutorial :aww: Remember that these rules don't fit to all portraits as humans faces differ. Good luck with drawing!
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SULTRYBABY Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for such a informative and beautiful tutorial
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
No, thank you for the kind comment :hug:
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, very useful!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
My pleasure and thanks :heart:
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ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very usefull! a great tutorial, and good presentation. I wouldn't have used that vampire dude, but seriously, I'd be an idiot to criticize the tutorial on basis of that alone. Thanks very much!
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my tut :hug: :iconballoonplz: I'm not into this guy either, really, but it happens he has a quite symmetrical face :XD:
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ThinusvanRooyen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is true, yeah. kinda like he came from an assembly line or something...
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