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1 How to Draw FacesThe following slide show will demonstrate in step by step instructions how to draw a face.Do not be disheartened if you do not get it right first time. It takes a lot of practice to do it well!
2 1.Sketch a simple oval shape You should fill a large proportion of the pageTake time to get the shape rightDo not press too hard with your pencilYou can ‘GHOST’ draw the circle first.
3 2. Measure the eye line and the line of symmetry. The eye line is in the exact HORIZONTAL centre of the headThe symmetry line is in the exact VERTICAL centre of the
4 3.Measure the nose line and the mouth line The nose line is HALF way between eye line and the bottom of the ovalThe mouth is half way between nose line and the bottom of the oval
5 4. Divide the eye line into FIVE equal parts. Take your time to divide this line exactly into 5 parts.Check your measurements with a rulerDo not make the marks too dark
6 6. Draw the eye shapes in.The eyes should be open wide, not half closedThe bottom of the eye (in the nose side corner) has a slight kink in it.
7 7. Sketch in rough lines for the eye brows and nose Eye brows should be at least a centimetre or more above the eye.The sides of the nose line up with the corner of the eyeThe sides of the mouth line up with the centre of the eye.
8 7. Add other lines for the ears, neck and mouth corners Ears begin at the eye line and finish at the bottom of the noseThe neck lines up with the outside corners of the eye.
9 8. Draw in the pupils and Irises Irises disappear into the eye lidPupils are full circles
10 9. Draw the nose more accurately. The nose has lots of curves in itThe nostrils are NOT full circles, but rather they are ovals
11 10. Draw the lips The top lip is usually thinner than the bottom lip.
12 11 Draw the corners of the eyes and eye brows Eyes have tear ductsAnd the eyes have lids that are visible in the cornersEye brows are thick in the centre of the eyes then thinner as they go out.
13 12. Shade the eyes The pupils are solid black with highlights The iris has a dark rim around it then lots of light strokes pointing to the centre
14 13. Shade the side of the nose and the eye brows Shade down one side of the nose and then blend it in to look natural
15 14. Shade the lips and around the eyes. Shade the top lip darker than the bottom lipShade a shadow under the lip
16 15. Shade the cheeks, the neck and chin. It is a good idea to add tone with the pencil then rub it with your finger to make it look smooth like skin
17 16. Draw the hair shapes Draw the shapes the hair makes in clumps Make sure the hair is growing out of the head.
18 17. Shade the dark tones on the hair. Shade the streaks of dark shadow that are formed in the hair
19 18. Shade the tonal parts of the hair Add mid tones to the hair being careful to leave some areas of highlight
20 19. Add any finishing touches You can spend some time softening skin tones and making sure it looks right now.