Drawing Facial Hair
Drawing facial hair is one of the most difficult parts of the human body to draw, but if you think of it as a whole unit made up of shapes, it’ll be a lot easier. Here’s a 3-step tutorial on how to draw believable facial hair.
Drawing Facial Hair in 3 Steps
Create a line drawing of a nose, mouth, and mustache using the grid method and a mechanical pencil. Blend the entire area to a gray tone with a tortillion and then continue building pencil lines on top. Deepen the Tones, Blend, and Lift for a smooth appearance.
Drawing Facial Hair — More Tips
Drawing facial hair may appear difficult, but it’s similar to drawing animal fur in that it’s drawn with pencil strokes that reflect the length of the hair. It’s usually a little thicker and sparser than fur, and you’ll want to pay special attention to blend around the edges.
#1 Don’t Chase Strands
Because a single hair is thinner than the thinnest pencil line you can draw, ignore the thousands of individual hair shafts and concentrate on the major shapes in the body of hair as a whole to give the illusion of drawing each and every hair.
#2 Capture the Specifics
Experiment a little with the arrangement and proportion of the hair once you”ve identified the shapes that define the hair you want to draw, and remember that even the most realistic results don”t come out the way we expect them to.
#3 Always Pay Attention to Lights and Darks
Shade in the darkest areas first, then gradually shade into the lighter patches to keep your range of lights and darks consistent. The lightness or darkness of the hair is simply a matter of how heavily and consistently you shade it.
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3 Steps to Drawing Facial Hair
- Create a line drawing of a nose, mouth, and mustache using the grid method and a mechanical pencil.
- Build and Blend the Dark Tones. When you’re satisfied with your accuracy, carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser.
- Deepen the Tones, Blend, and Lift.
What can I use to draw mustache on my face?
1) Use an eyebrow pencil to draw your moustache! Apply a small dab of facial moisturizer to your upper lip to make the makeup application smoother and any excess eyebrow liner easier to remove. Choose an eyebrow pencil that matches the color of your brows (or black)!