How do you draw faces like a Renaissance artist? I turned to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts for inspiration.
This first piece in the da Vinci exhibit is actually by Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, a student of his, but Leonardo’s instructions to other artists on how to draw faces is still pertinent today:
The size of the mouth is a well-proportioned face is equal to the distance between the parting of the lips and the bottom of the chin.
The space from the middle of the nose to the bottom of the chin is half the face.
The space between the eyes is equal to the size of one eye.