In this superb video tutorial, Darlene Nguyen from Rapid Fire Art, shows you the techniques she uses to convey happy or surprised expressions in her portraits. Using a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16, Darlene breaks down the steps she uses and explains why and how specific anatomical features transform when the subject goes from a neutral state to a surprised and excited one.
About Darlene Nguyen and Rapid Fire Art
As someone who struggled during her school years, Darlene was determined to find a more effective way of teaching. She launched her website. Rapid Fire Art and YouTube channel with the goal of helping equip beginning artists with all the resources they needed to learn the skill of drawing without having to scour the internet for bits and pieces of tutorials or fork over buckets of cash. Darlene’s detailed step-by-step drawing tutorials are actually a valuable resource for all artists – from beginner to seasoned pro. Her fun and clear tutorials help beginning artists quickly develop their basic skills, while more seasoned artists benefit from a quick refresher course on topics like realistic drawing and shading, drawing with perfect proportions or drawing what you see.