Portrait Drawing with Miss Led
How to draw an eye
How to draw the eye : exercise
I suggest studying the curves of the eyelashes since they change slightly from one end of the eyelid to the other.
Note: The white of the eye, the sclera, is never fully white and will require shading due to the shadow cast by the eyelashes.
How to draw a nose
How to draw lips
Joanna Henly, director and founder of Miss Led studio is an illustrator and art director based in London.
She is known for obsessively detailed and lushly rendered pieces across a wide range of media and scale including paper, canvas, murals, installation and digital. These have earned her recognition including selection for ‘Best of British Illustration’, exhibition in London’s Saatchi Gallery and a client list spanning fashion, consumer and media brands.
Trained as a fine artist and with a background as an award-winning illustrator; Jo works from portrait commissions to large scale complex works, often in public spaces or as part of a live event performance. In addition she creates personal work which is exhibited globally, and is a passionate educator of professional practice and workshops within art and illustration.
Portrait Drawing : Under 200 words
This book will have you looking and learning with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips directly from London-based artist, Miss Led, aka Joanna Henly.
A compact 112 page book can be neatly carried in a backpack or pocket for when you’re drawing on the go.
Beginning with creating the perfect set up in your office, room or on location Henly talks about holding the pencil to make specific lines and how using examples shows how implementing different marks can help strengthen your drawing language.
From suggestions on how to create your, Ideal Set Up, you’ll find explicit guides showing clear examples and step-by-steps drawings in Understanding the Face, taking you through every facial feature in detail.
Looking at how to create the character and expression of faces runs throughout the book giving you suggestions on how to develop using various tips and exercise ideas. You also find pointers on what to consider when working from memory or imagination.
Covering different angle positions of the face; defining shade and light for capturing different skin tones Henly moves on to simplifying the complexity of drawing hair from various afro styles, long, short and wavy.
The book includes carefully selected professional portrait illustrations from Henly’s 10 year career showing examples of what can be achieved and how you can develop through your learning.