7 emphasise key facial elements
It’s easy to get lost in the details, even in an intimate portrait piece. To avoid this and save time I don’t detail the entire illustration, instead only working up the areas that I want to draw attention to. For a portrait the most obvious area are the eyes, but depending on the lighting and the story I want to tell I can add a second focal point, usually a key costume element.
Small details such as veins or beauty dots will give the last touches of texture and realism to portraits