How to draw a face from the side – 10 steps
Tools: HB Derwent pencil. A straight edge or ruler (optional). Apologies in advance if the image quality isn’t up to par. I recently returned to Canada after a one-year trip to Japan.
Step 1: Start with an Oval
Draw an oval and a horizontal line a little less than one oval down from it, followed by a vertical line down the middle.
Step 2: Draw a Ruler
Draw a ruler the same length as your drawing on the side and divide it into eight equal spaces starting in the center; make the spaces as equal as possible! Use a straight edge to extend these markings over your drawing without pressing too hard. You can also create these lines without the ruler on the side, but I recommend using it at least the first two or three times you practice draping.
Step 3: Add the Ear
Between lines C and 2, draw an ear on the left side of the head. For a detailed tutorial on how to draw ears, click here.
Step 4: Face Outline
Draw a straight line down the front of the face (let’s call it the face line), stopping at line 2 and slanting inwards the rest of the way down to complete the jaw.
Step 5: Second Ruler
Make a horizontal line from the middle of the head to the front of the face at the bottom of your drawing, and divide it into six sections. For now, ignore the ruler; we’ll come back to it later.
Step 6: Define Brow Bone
Shape the brow bone, working your way up to the forehead, and merge the line back into the oval by drawing a shallow u2018cu2019 shape where the Center Line and Face Line intersect.
Step 7: Draw the Nose
Click here for a detailed tutorial on drawing noses from the side. Draw two small circles: one on the face line between lines 1 and 2 and another to the right of that.
Step 8: Lips and Chin
Draw a straight line through the face with your straight edge or ruler up to the marking labelled u2018H.u2019 Draw the top lip under line 2. Now that we have one lip drawn, itu2019s time to draw the mouthu2019s corner. Place a small tick on line H. Draw the bottom lip above line 3. Underbite or overbite?? Your choice!
Step 9: Eye and Eyebrow
Create a triangle between lines G and H on the Center Line to draw an eye. Click here for a detailed tutorial on how to draw an eye from the side! Create another vertical line shooting up from the tick labelled F and draw your circle (eyeball) between F and H on the Center Line to apply the method in the link.
Step 10: Back of the Head, Neck and Hair
Draw the top and back of the head by following the oval and plunging all the way down, creating the back of the neck. Try not to go too far left past the middle of the head when drawing the front part of the neck. Draw a regular hairline on the forehead between lines A and B or a receding hairline above line A.
How do you draw a man easily?
Let’s get started learning how to draw a man!
- Step 2 u2014 Draw the Head and Torso.
- Step 3 u2014 Draw Both Arms Attached to the Body.
- Step 4 u2014 Next, Draw the Right Leg.
- Step 5 u2014 Now, Finish Drawing Both Legs.
- Step 6 u2014 Finally, Draw a Pair of Nice Shoes.
How do you draw a cartoon guy?
- Start with a light color.
- Draw a circle for the man’s head.
- Draw a rectangle that is attached to the man’s head by a small line, leaving a space for the man’s neck.
- Draw two stick legs for the man.
- Draw two stick arms for the man, as well as a couple of fingers.
How do I learn to draw portraits?
Here are some portrait drawing tips:
- Start with the eyes and work your way down to the nose and mouth.
- Allow the darkness of the hair to aid in the creation of the lighter edge of the face.