Drawing Faces:

Drawing faces can be really difficult. Sometimes its all you can do to actually make it look like a face, let alone the face of someone specific if you're doing a portrait. Here are some very basic steps for drawing any face:

  1. The first and most important thing to do is to look. Look at the face you're drawing and be aware of its proportions and how the facial features are arranged.
  2. The next thing you have to do is to draw the basic outline of the face- is it oval shaped, round, triangular, etc.
  3. Some artists divide the face in half vertically and horizontally to use the lines as guides. Then you have to draw the eyes. Don't make the mistake of putting them too high up on the faces, eyes are only slightly above the middle. If you're having trouble centering the eyes, draw five of them from one end of the face to the other and erase the one in the middle, and the two on the sides.
  4. The nose is simple once you have the eyes, just draw two vertical lines down from the inside of the eyes. The bottom of the nose should be at about the same height as the bottom of the ears
  5. The mouth comes next and to make drawing it easier, you can draw vertical lines from each pupil downwards and those will be the corners of the mouth.
  6. The ears and eyebrows are simple. The top of each ear should be about the same height as each eyebrow.
  7. The only thing left to do is to draw in the hair, and that will differentiate upon the color of the hair and its type and style.
  8. The thing to keep in mind is that the positioning of all these facial features changes depending on the facial expression being portrayed.

Click on the picture below to find out more about drawing certain facial expressions.