I have heard it said the only way to overcome your fear is by facing it head on. Well, I have always shied away from drawing anything relating to human anatomy, because for one I feel like I am horrible at drawing humans and two for some reason I just fear doing it. As a result I have been trying to draw more human faces and eventually I want to do lots and lots of figure drawing...one thing at a time though. An artist I really admire, has done a huge collection of about 400 users of the art community site, Deviant Art. I have been going through and trying to redraw each of these portraits to improve my own abilities. Here are the results:
Here is another portrait I did, this was done using a stock photo:
From working on these portraits I feel like mouths and lips seem to cause some frustration for me, so the last couple of days I have been drawing just lips....
Let me know what you think. Positive and constructive criticism is always welcome! Enjoy!