When it comes on the subject of learning to paint pictures, a lot of artists first learned how to paint portraits. While it seems easy, this isn’t an easy task, especially if you don’t have the basics to support you. If you are a newbie in this subject, then this is the perfect post for you.

Practice makes Perfect

To get started with painting pictures, it will be wise to have a live subject. This is going to immensely help you in your understanding of painting portraits. On the other hand, if you cannot get a live person to model for you, then you do an alternative by asking a clear picture, large enough to start with your paints. You’d be surprised how many artists have gone this path as well.

Here’s what You should Do

Then again, if you are doing oil painting, say of a person, then it is preferable to use pencil first in drawing the entire image of the person.

Be sure that you have composite of major structure of face correct, which is crucial.

This will also test your observation skills as you have to make sure that you are getting the facial characteristics right.