How to Draw a Face Beginner Guide



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You will Need:

A pencil, ruler, and blank paper.

Read all instructions before beginning in order to correctly draw the face.

NOTE: This product is intended to be a starting point in drawing faces, thus is used as a guide for further advanced portrait drawings. Don't be too hard on yourself if it doesn't come out perfect, drawing like many other things takes practice.

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Step 1: Step 1: Dot Time

- Make a starting light dot 3” from top of paper

- Make four light dots 2” left, right, below and above the dot from the middle dot

Step 2: Step 2: Connect the Dots

- Connect the dots from step 1 creating a lightly drawn circle shape

Step 3: Step 3: Bottom of the Chin

- From the middle of the circle use the ruler to measure 4” down and make a light dot.

- Make a 1” light horizontal line, 1/2” on both sides of the dot made

Step 4: Step 4: Jawline

- Connect the ends of the line made from step 4 with the right and left dots made in step 1

Step 5: Step 5: Guide for Eyes

- Lightly draw a line connecting the left and right dot made in step 1

Step 6: Step 6: Such Big Eyes You Have

- Make two 1” almond shaped circles a 1/2” from the mid-line; one to the left and one to the right of mid-line

- Now you have eyes

Step 7: Step 7: Guide for Nose

- Draw two light 1” vertical lines down from the inside point of the eyes

Step 8: Step 8: I Got Your Nose

- Draw two long c shaped objects; one facing the left eye and one the right eye

- Draw two small c’s facing each other on the bottom of the last drawn c’s and

- Draw one c faced upwards in the middle of the second set of c’s

- Connect the middle c and two bottom side c’s with downward facing c’s

- Now you have a nose

Step 9: Step 9: Pathway to the Lip

- Draw two slightly curved outward facing lines under the middle c made in step 8

Step 10: Step 10: Guide for Lips

- Draw a light downward vertical 1 1/2” line from the middle of each eye

- Draw a light downward vertical 1 1/2” line from the middle dot made in step 1

Step 11: Step 11: Making a Lip

- Draw two faced downward curved lines from the middle line made in step 10, one line connecting to the left line and one connecting to the right line

- Connect the two outer lines with a upward facing curved line;

- Draw an upward facing curved line in between the two previous lines.

Step 12: Step 12: Let There Be Chin

- Draw a upward curving line connecting the bottom side curves of the circle made in step 4 with a 1/2” space between the middle of the curve and the middle of the bottom of the circle

- Now you have a chin

Step 13: Step 13: Erase Extra Lines

- Erase the light lines made in step 4, 5, 7, and 10 and the inner bottom part of the circle made in step 2

Step 14: Step 14: Darken Lines

- Darken all the remaining lines

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    7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing. Did you post this for a class?