I have battled with portrait drawing since I can’t remember. Despite drawing portraits pretty much every day, I still get it badly wrong more times than I get it right.
I don’t have any particular ambitions to be a portrait artist, there are too many artists that are so much better than I could hope to be whom I admire and am in awe of pretty much permanently. However, being able to competently draw portraits helps me in all areas of my art. My cricket and sports drawings will be so much easier if I didn’t spend days sweating over the faces and indeed any animal or bird drawing will be helped no end by increased portrait drawing skills.
I strongly believe that since portrait drawing is the hardest thing to master, there are those that will disagree, but I seriously believe that, then everything else should therefore be easier as a result of an increased skill in this area.
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