How to Draw Faces
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How to Draw Faces
The following slide show will demonstrate in step by step instructions how to draw a face.
Do not be disheartened if you do not get it right first time. It takes a lot of practice to do it well!
1.Sketch a simple oval shape
You should fill a large proportion of the page
Take time to get the shape right
Do not press too hard with your pencil
You can ‘GHOST’ draw the circle first.
2. Measure the eye line and the line of symmetry.
The eye line is in the exact HORIZONTAL centre of the head
The symmetry line is in the exact VERTICAL centre of the
3.Measure the nose line and the mouth line
The nose line is HALF way between eye line and the bottom of the oval
The mouth is half way between nose line and the bottom of the oval
4. Divide the eye line into FIVE equal parts.
Take your time to divide this line exactly into 5 parts.
Check your measurements with a ruler
Do not make the marks too dark
6. Draw the eye shapes in.
The eyes should be open wide, not half closed
The bottom of the eye (in the nose side corner) has a slight kink in it.
7. Sketch in rough lines for the eye brows and nose
Eye brows should be at least a centimetre or more above the eye.
The sides of the nose line up with the corner of the eye
The sides of the mouth line up with the centre of the eye.
7. Add other lines for the ears, neck and mouth corners
Ears begin at the eye line and finish at the bottom of the nose
The neck lines up with the outside corners of the eye.
8. Draw in the pupils and Irises
Irises disappear into the eye lid
Pupils are full circles
9. Draw the nose more accurately.
The nose has lots of curves in it
The nostrils are NOT full circles, but rather they are ovals
10. Draw the lips
The top lip is usually thinner than the bottom lip.
11 Draw the corners of the eyes and eye brows
Eyes have tear ducts
And the eyes have lids that are visible in the corners
Eye brows are thick in the centre of the eyes then thinner as they go out.
12. Shade the eyes
The pupils are solid black with highlights
The iris has a dark rim around it then lots of light strokes pointing to the centre
13. Shade the side of the nose and the eye brows
Shade down one side of the nose and then blend it in to look natural
14. Shade the lips and around the eyes.
Shade the top lip darker than the bottom lip
Shade a shadow under the lip
15. Shade the cheeks, the neck and chin.
It is a good idea to add tone with the pencil then rub it with your finger to make it look smooth like skin
16. Draw the hair shapes
Draw the shapes the hair makes in clumps
Make sure the hair is growing out of the head.
17. Shade the dark tones on the hair.
Shade the streaks of dark shadow that are formed in the hair
18. Shade the tonal parts of the hair
Add mid tones to the hair being careful to leave some areas of highlight
19. Add any finishing touches
You can spend some time softening skin tones and making sure it looks right now.