I started out by drawing a face, and I liked the way the face looked as a sketch, but it was kind of plain, so I decided to paint the background. I made this because I wanted to make something that was colorful, but i wanted to face be with a pencil. For this, you can put different details, like a different shirt, hair, or colors.
Step 1: Materials
- Canvas ( mine was 8” by 10” )
- Pencil ( I used a 6B )
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush ( or brushes )
Step 2: Guidelines
Draw your guidelines. I drew a circle, and then a vertical and horizontal line. I extended the circle into an upside-down egg shape for the face shape. I drew two ovals on the vertical line and a dash halfway down from the line. Then a dash halfway down from that line.
Step 3: Extend Guidelines
Then I drew two almond eye shapes a with circles in the middle. I turned the first dash into a curve and extended the second into a mouth shape.
Step 4: Start Details
Then I added eyebrows and shaded the edges furthest from the middle on the eyes. I also darkened all the base lines. I detailed the eyes with a circle in the middle and the upper right corner for the pupil and highlight, and darkened the top of the eye.
Step 5: Add More Details
I defined the face outline and added shading on the sides of the nose. I slightly outlined the hairline and ears. I also added a neck.
Step 6: Start Shading
Then I outlined the hair more and darkened the nose a little. I made the bun by just drawing an oval overlapping the top of the head.
Step 7: Shade
I darkened everything and added a few stray hairs on the sides of her face. The shading was basically just the edges of everything darker.
Step 8: Paint
I then painted a bunch of colors on the edges. Make sure you only use colors that pair well. I used pinks, yellows, reds, and oranges. If I would’ve added purple, then it might have been brown in places. Now you're done!