These videos provide instruction and information on how to draw and paint faces, figures, and anatomy. The tutorials include lessons on how to paint and draw the eyes, ear, nose, mouth, feet, hands, etc. Front, 3/4, and side (profile) views.

Painting the Nose (front view)

Painting the Nose (front view)

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows how to paint the human nose. Painting a nose involves some basic drawing skills and knowledge of skin tones, values, and color.


Painting a Woman's Eyes

Painting a Woman's Eyes

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows the subtle nuances of painting eyes. He teaches the techniques used to make the eyes look convincing and real. Color, value, shape, composition and more.

Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez is not only one of history's best artists, he is also regarded by Manet as the first impressionist. Michael Lewis explores his life and his paintings.


How to draw the ear

How to draw the ear

This tutorial teaches how to draw the human ear. Learn how to begin and how to work with all the shadows and highlights of the ear.


How to draw the eye

How to draw the eye

This tutorial teaches how to draw the human eye. Learn where to begin, what to emphasize, and where to highlight.


How to draw the mouth (front view)

How to draw the mouth (front view)

This tutorial teaches how to draw the front view of the mouth. Values, edges, drawing and highlights are all part of rendering a convincing mouth.


Drawing a Woman in Profile

Drawing a Woman in Profile

In this video, Michael Lewis shows how to draw a woman's face in profile. Learn how to control values, line, and the small details that make a face look convincing and real.


How to measure your subject (part 1)

How to measure your subject (part 1)

Learn how to measure your subject with your eyes and paintbrush. This tutorial explains how a grid can help you replicate your subject.


How to measure your subject (part 2)

How to measure your subject (part 2)

Learn how to measure your subject with your eyes and paintbrush. Part 2 of this tutorial explains how to draw your subject using your measurments.


Drawing the mouth (3/4 view)

Drawing the mouth (3/4 view)

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis draws the mouth in a 3/4 view. Learn how to use strait lines to accuately define the mouth from this common view of the face.


Drawing the nose from below

Drawing the nose from below

The nose is almost as complicated as the ear. In this tutorial, learn how to draw the nose from below. Michael Lewis shows how to use shadows and line to define this foreshortened angle.

Drawing the nose in profile

Drawing the nose in profile

In this video, Michael Lewis draws a man's nose in profile. He explains how to begin and how to develop values which define the human nose.


Painting the mouth (front view)

Painting the mouth (front view)

In this tutorial, Michael Lewis paints the mouth from the front. Learn how to use a wide range of values to define the mouth.


Painting a woman in profile

Painting a woman in profile

Michael Lewis shows how to begin and then develop a painting of a woman in profile. In this tutorial watch how an abstract beginning becomes a finished painting.


Drawing a woman in profile

Drawing a woman in profile

In this tutorial, learn how to draw a woman's face in profile. Michael Lewis uses values and line to create a beautiful rendering of a woman's face.


Drawing the Mouth (front view)

Drawing the Mouth (front view)

Practice drawing the front view of the mouth in this tutorial. Michael Lewis shows how to begin and then develop the values and lines of the mouth.


Painting Dark Skin (part 1)

Painting Dark Skin (part 1)

Thank Heaven Mother Nature made us all different colors. Painting dark skin can be a challenge but Michael Lewis shows some short cuts to finding just the right mix.


Painting Dark Skin (part 2)

Painting Dark Skin (part 2)

Michael Lewis continues the process of developing a figure with dark skin. He shows how to begin tying edges together in a painting of a person with dark skin.


Painting Dark Skin (part 3)

Painting Dark Skin (part 3)

Michael Lewis finishes a painting of a person with dark skin. See how the final details effect the finished product.


Drawing The Human Head

In this video, you'll learn how to draw the structure or foundation of the human head.


Drawing the Human Head Part 2

This is part 2 of Drawing the Human Head.   We continue the process of understanding the 3 dimensional layout of the head a different positions.


Drawing the Human Head Part 3

This is part 3 of Drawing the Human Head.  There are three different poses and angles that we draw.

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