Learn how to draw a face in 8 easy steps: Beginners
Many RFA readers have requested a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a basic male face; the proportions are different for females. Click here for more face drawing tutorials. Part 1 of 3: How to draw male faces (front view). Part 2: Drawing male faces from side view and 3/4 view.
Step 1: Start with a circle
Draw a symmetrical human face with a large circle for the forehead and a horizontal line for the eyes, followed by a vertical line down the center of the eye for the iris, nose, and cheeks.
Step 2: Draw guidelines on the face
Draw faint lines through the face on the markings labelled CENTER LINE, 2, 3, A, and C. This is the method I use all the time to draw heads. Super SIMPLE Method:
Step 3: Draw eyes in the right spot
Mark the center line on the face with four ticks spaced evenly apart; the eyes will sit roughly on this line. Don’t be afraid to move slightly above or below the line, as eyes are usually slanted. For more mysterious manly eyes, click here.
Step 4: Draw a proportionate nose
Start with a box and then extend the two lines where the inner corners of each eye are located. Click here to see my nose tutorial.
Step 5: Add the eyebrows
Draw the eyebrows along the brow bone with a 4B pencil; thick bushy eyebrows can accentuate masculinity. Click here for an in-depth tutorial on how to draw eyebrows.
Step 6: Use a triangle shape to draw lips
Place your triangle in the small box under the nose to begin. If you drew the nose well above line 2, extend the triangle so the tip touches the nose.
Step 7: Add the ears
The general boundaries for each ear are marked by the Center Line and Line 2. An in-depth tutorial on how to draw an ear from the front.
Step 8: Draw the hair
Draw the upper hairline somewhere between lines A and B, depending on how large you want the forehead to be. To draw a receding hairline, go above line A. When drawing a man’s face, bring in hair from the sides of the head to create a solid and visible looking hairline…. How to draw 6 different hairstyles u2013 7 detailed steps
Experiment with Drawing Different Types of Faces
Learn how to draw heads using the basic guidelines and then mix and match facial features and proportions. Take a look at the different faces I made below using rough measurements!Learn to draw unique faces by experimenting with various eye shapes, eyebrow angles, nose lengths/widths, etc… Grab a piece of paper and draw as many as you can.
How do you draw a man’s face sketch?
Draw a set of lines to indicate the inner parts of the cheekbones, then a pair of lines going straight down the face and curving around the mouth to the upper half of the chin, which you can draw with a curved line just a little bit below the bottom lip.
How do you draw a man easy?
In just 9 simple steps, you can draw a complete 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 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.
What is the easiest way to draw a person?
Drawing a person may appear difficult, but it’s actually a simple process if you approach it methodically. The easiest way to draw people is with the ‘Ball-and-Socket’ technique, which involves sketching several conjoined ovals to form the human figure’s body parts and drafting the figure’s pose.
How do you practice drawing faces?
What is the best way to draw a face?
- Start with two circles to form the base of the head.
- Add construction lines to position the features.
- Experiment with different proportions.
- Line up the features.
- Start with the eyes.
- Add in the nose.
- Try different lip shapes.
- Think about the differences between male and female faces.