30-Day Self-Portrait Drawing Challenge

Can you master something in as little as 30 days?

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My Starting Point

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Example portrait from Vitruvian Fine Art Studio

The Rules

Schedule

Materials

Technique

The Challenge

Week 1

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Making progress on my self-portrait
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First attempt at drawing a self-portrait

Week 2

“Triangulation” is a concept in trigonometry that says given any two points (A and B), we can find any third © if we know the angle of AC and BC. This concept is extremely useful in drawing where we seek to locate salient points of an object or composition.

The Block-in is the first stage of our drawing process where we try to get the broad proportions and structures of the head defined correctly… A Block-in is usually executed with broad, fluid, straight lines that reduce the subject to large geometric shapes.

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Creating a portrait using triangulation and the block-in method

Week 3

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Week 3 progress

Week 4

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Final progress of practice drawing

Final Results

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My final self-portrait

What Did I Learn?

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