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Look at You! How to Draw Aging

You now have a pretty good idea of facial proportions head on and from any angle. And you should be a bit more clear about what distinguishes male and female faces.

So, today’s video is a lesson in how to indicate the age of a (female) model because — despite advertisements to the contrary — no one can look the same age forever. (And, yes, I am speaking from personal experience.)

As you can imagine this subject (well, actually, all of the subjects covered in this mini series) is complex. One video is not going to tell you everything about the subject, but this lesson is a good overview, especially if you’re just getting started in portraiture.

(Note: This video is almost 20 minutes long, but it includes a lot of time-lapse and goes quickly.)



If you’ve never considered it before, it’s interesting to see the factors that indicate age. Now, you know why cartoon characters can show age.

I made some notes on the different aging faces shown in this video, and I was going to share them with you for reference. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I wouldn’t really do you any favors: You need to make your own notes and  learn these things for yourself. My apologies to the lazy ones among you (which — sadly — would include me if I were not the one doing the blog.)

I hope this video — and the mini series — has helped those of you who are interested in drawing people. If you have any friends who share this interest, please share Best Drawing Videos with them.