How to draw 3/4 view faces – I Draw Fashion
Many young artists overlook and skip drawing the face because they don’t realize how simple and enjoyable it can be. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a 3/4 view face using Prismacol pencils.
How to draw a 3/4 view faces in 9 steps:
The shape of the 0Ellipse0is composed of two equal-sized circles, one on top of the other. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can scale it up or down to any size you need.
Step 2: Partitions & New Centerline
Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the ellipse (where the two circles meet) and divide each half into three equal parts. The closer the Centerline lies to the outline, the closer we get to the profile view.
Step 3: Draw the nose and the face contour
For the 3/4 point of view, drawing the face contour correctly is critical. The line starts straight for the forehead and goes in at Eye-level, forming a small triangular shape, with the most bulged out section u2013 the cheekbone u2013 right beneath it.
Step 4: Draw the jawline
The chin takes up the space between the two Centerlines, and then the line flows up smoothly. Be careful with the angle of the jawline; if it’s too soft, the face of your model will become chubby as it follows the ellipse. A 45 degree angle is what you’re looking for.
Step 5: Mark the eyes and the mouth
The eyes and mouth should be about a quarter of the Eye level width, with the mouth shape not going past the original Centerline. The eyes should be on top of the Eye-level line, and the left eye should be covered by the nose, making it appear smaller.
Step 6: Draw the face features
Divide the mouth ellipse guide into two halves: upper and lower lip, and use the new Centerline to find the mouth’s middle point. Draw the right eye as usual, but make sure you have the same pupils and iris size as the other eye!
Step 7: Draw the remaining details
Mark the right side cheekbone and the skull. Finish the skull before it touches the jawline. This space is needed for the neck. Add brows in your preferred shape right above the eyes, below the eyes, and on either side of the nose.
Step 8: Draw the neck and the ear
Necks are drawn longer and slimmer in fashion design sketches than in real life, but they still need to be in proportion to the rest of the head, so pay close attention to it. A poorly drawn neck can ruin the impression of the beautiful face you’ve created. The shape is not a half-moon u2013 it is irregular, with the top part wider than the lower.
Step 9: Customize your model
Different hairstyles and accessories will give your model a unique look each time; check out the “How to draw a fashion face” tutorial to learn how to draw the face from different angles.
What is a 3/4 face?
Divide the face into three equal parts, beginning at the hairline and ending at the bottom of the chin, as shown below. The first mark is for the hairline, followed by BROWLINE for the browline, the third mark for the base of the nose, and the final mark for the bottom of the chin.
What is a 3/4 shot photo?
Medium Long Shot (aka 3/4 Shot) falls halfway between a Full Shot and a Medium Shot, framing the subject from the chest or shoulder up. Close-Up fills the screen with a portion of the subject, such as a person’s head/face.
What is a 3/4 length photo?
A 3/4 headshot is a photograph taken from the mid-thigh to just above the head, but it can also be taken from the calf area to just above the head.
What is a 3/4 photo shot?
A 3/4 shot is any image in which the subject has been cropped around the knees; the term “American shot” is sometimes used to refer to a composition in which several subjects in interaction (e.g. partners in dialogue) have been cropped in this way; and it is sometimes used more loosely as a synonym for 3/4 shot.