# FAQ: How To Draw A Human Face Step By Step Realistic?

## Facial Proportions – How to Draw a Face

In this lesson, we’ll look at how to draw a face, and we’ll go over several methods for ensuring that your facial features are in the right place. We’ll start with Loomis’ method, which is more complicated but more accurate.

### Step 1 – Draw a Circle and a Cross

The intersecting lines will be used to determine where the facial features are in relation to the eyes, nose, and mouth.

### Step 2 – Draw a Square within the Circle

Next, we’ll draw a square with each corner touching the circle, which will eventually represent the face’s edges, with the bottom line representing the nose and the center line representing the brow.

### Step 3 – Draw the Chin

Measure the distance between the square’s center line and the bottom line, and mark the location of your chin with this measurement. Draw the chin’s edges from each side of the square so that they connect at your marked location.

### Step 4 – Locate the Eyes

The eyes are usually found on a line in the center of the head, which is represented by the center line that we drew in step one. We can draw an “eye line” here to determine where the eyes are on the face.

### Step 5 – Draw the Eyes

The width of the head, measured from ear to ear, is roughly equal to the length of five “eyes.” This means that if we want to draw the eyes with precise proportions, we must draw them to match this measurement.

### Step 7 – Locate and Draw the Mouth

The mouth is slightly higher than half-way between the bottom of the nose and the chin, with the corners of the mouth aligning with the inside edges of the pupils. Drawing light lines from the pupils to the “mouth line” may be helpful.

### Step 8 – Draw the Ears

Next, we’ll look at the placement of the eyes, nose, and mouth, with the top and bottom of the ears generally aligning with the brow line and nose. Check out this video lesson for a closer look at drawing an ear.

## How do you draw realistic face proportions?

ACTIONS TO TAKE

1. Start by drawing a head shape.
2. Draw a line through the center of the face.
3. Find the center point and draw a horizontal line through it.
4. A face is defined by a hairline at the top and a chin at the bottom.
5. Place eyes onto the “eye line.”

## How do you shade a face?

To create a shadow, shade up into the outline of two small ovals for the nostrils, then start shading a slightly lighter shade as you move toward the center of the nose from the left side.

## How do I learn to draw portraits?

Here are some portrait drawing tips:

2. Allow the darkness of the hair to aid in the creation of the lighter edge of the face.

## How do you draw a boy?

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Draw a large U shape on top.
2. Add a cap of hair on top.
3. Draw the face and hair details.
4. Continue with the neck and shirt.