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
If you haven’t already done so, draw a line down the center of each eye to mark the lips’ outer boundary. If you haven’t already done so, start by placing your triangle in the small box under the nose and extending it until the tip touches the nose.
Step 7: Add the ears
The Center Line and Line 2 define the general boundaries of each ear, as well as the top and bottom of the nose and the middle of the ear, when drawing from the front.
Step 8: Draw the hair
If you want to learn how to shade faces, click here. Draw the upper hairline somewhere between lines A and B. It’s up to you how big you want the forehead to be. You can use a kneaded eraser to clean up any dark spots or tight spaces.
Experiment with Drawing Different Types of Faces
Learn how to draw heads using the basic guidelines, then experiment with different eye shapes, eyebrow angles, nose lengths/widths, and so on. Grab a piece of paper and draw as many faces as you can! Darlene founded RFA. in 2013 with the goal of sharing simple yet detailed drawing tutorials with other artists.
How do you draw a realistic person?
Basic line and shading techniques are all that is required to draw a realistic face.
- Step 1: Outline the Face.
- Step 2: Add the Ears and Hairline.
- Step 3: Mark Guidelines and Begin Drawing the Eyes.
- Step 4: Finish the Nose.
- Step 5: Finish the Skin Shading.
- Step 7: Add Hair to Your Face Drawing.
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 can I learn to draw humans?
The best way to learn to draw the human figure is to start as simple as possible. Forget about tracing contours, shadows, and values, and instead focus on drawing armatures.
- Draw the head.
- Add the neck.
- Draw the torso.
- Add the hips.
- Draw the legs.
- Draw the shoulders and arms.
How do you draw characters?
Consider the following tips, exercises, and techniques as you learn how to draw a polished character.
- Use references.
- Be loose.
- Use simple shapes.
- Apply S-curves and C-curves.
- Don’t be afraid to exaggerate.
- Check anatomy with a skeleton sketch.
- Pay attention to the eyes.
What app do artists use to draw?
Drawing rich and vibrant sketches with vector art is rewarding: they look clean, and the art scales seamlessly no matter what size you work at. Adobe Illustrator Draw Adobe Illustrator drawing apps have become a strong contender in the digital art industry.