I was looking through my “How To Draw Realistic Portrait From Photographs” course and I found this video that I think you’d really like.
It explains the difference between a “hard edge” and a “soft edge”.
This is a big secret to realistic drawing.
If you are a beginner who find that your portrait just looks a little “off”, you might find that answer to your problem in this short video:
Hard Edge vs Soft Edge
If you wanna learn more about portrait drawing, check out my “Portrait Fundamentals Made Simple” course.
It’s a very beginner-friendly course that walks you through all the basics of portraiture, from constructing a basic head, facial proportions, drawing the features, and finally drawing a realistic portrait step-by-step.
please sign me up for your free lessons
Gostaria de adquirir o curso, mas moro no Brasil. Como faço?
Thank you so much! Very helpful!
I can’t wait to watch more of your videos. I appreciate knowing what is meant by a Hard & Soft Edge in drawing. Thank you.
I’m glad it helped!
So far I really liked your tutorials. I want to become better at drawing and when I found your channel in YouTube I watched some if the lessons and I loved them. Then a few days later I signed up in your website to get these drawing tutorials. Keep up the good work!
This lesson was the best ever, the contrast of the hard and soft edge.
Thank you so much for sharing this information.
Thanks a lot for the hard and soft-edge- lesson in drawing a face. It was really good!
I love your drawing skills.
Nice video. Thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂
I am very interested in purchasing your product but I live in South Korea and would like to down load it instead of receiving it by mail.
Is this possible?
Sorry for the late reply. I have sent you a message with the order link to the online only version of the course. Thanks for the interest!
Thank you again for all your wonderful tips Ethan, I really have learned a lot from you.
this video is just great 😀 but i have a question , what pencil do you use in this video?
Thank you. I used a 2B lead pencil in this video.
thanks for the tip
very nice tutorial, thank you.
just wanted to let you know that i’m drawing for the first time in my life because of your lessons. i always wanted to but never knew how and your lessons have help me a ton. my drawing skills still have a long way to go but i can see that it is improving very fast. my family are start to give me compliments on my drawings. thank you for all the help and please keep them coming. – jacob
Ethan.i would like to know if i sighn on to your course will i be able to put them on to a CD as i am away from home a lot, and some of the places i go to in australia do not have internet conetions so i would like to do the drawings and not waist time sitting in hotel rooms .Hope to hear from you soon.Regards, Edward Honan.Itried to email you on [email protected] but it came back as —– The following addresses had permanent fatal errors —–
(reason: 550 No Such User Here)
Yes of course. The videos will be yours to do with as you wish. That include burning them onto a CD or DVD or put them into a laptop or hard drive so you can have them with you when you are on the go.
If you like, I also offer the option of having me create the DVD disk for you. All you have to do is order the course and then send me your mailing address. And I will send you the disks.
Also, sorry about the email. I must’ve typed it incorrectly. The correct email is [email protected] (The big difference is that it has an “s’ at the end of “tutorial”).
Let me know what you’d like.
Thanks for the question, Ed.
Love the tips. Now that I have a sampling I will definitely buy your cd instructions. Thank you.
Awesome! Thanks, Judy!
very nice,and helpful
I have watched your videoswith interest. Is it possible to have these with subtitles.? I am deaf and I presume there is talk going on while the video is playing but most of what i see is your pencil waving about & i have to guess what you are saying about what you draw
Are there booklets to explain?
Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately I don’t have any booklets made for the lessons at this time. Although in the future when I have more resource, I want to create a transprite for every lessons so you can read them if you choose.
For now, one option that might work is to watch the video on youtube. Here’s the link:
Youtube has a caption function where they try to transcribe the video as you watch it. To activate it, just click on the button that looks like a piece of paper with lines written on it. It is located under the video and to the far right of the “Like” thumbs up button (it’s the last button to the right).
The function is not perfect right now and it makes a lot mistake but it is the best option I can think of right now.
I hope that helps.
great job neeed to trythat
I don’t read my emails that often. then I saw your video on soft and hard edge. that’s some thing I did not know.I will give it ago thanks ade
Thanks, Adrian. Glad you liked it!