It’s all about proportion

The gap between the pupils is the key to drawing a face

If you’re a beginner looking to enhance your drawing of faces, you’ll be delighted to discover an interesting fact: the distance between your pupils is equivalent to the length of your nose, and it’s also equal to the gap between your nose and chin. This simple fact will help understand how to draw a face easily.

To make your learning experience even more accessible, my How to Draw a Face videos will provide you with step-by-step instructions and visual demonstrations to help you grasp the fundamental techniques involved in drawing a face.

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Unlock Your Artistic Potential: Master the Art of Drawing Faces with Ease!

How to Start Drawing Faces

This beginner’s drawing tutorial, we will explore the fundamental steps of drawing a face.

You’ll three pieces of card, a pencil, and some paper. These basic materials are all you need to get started. This tutorial is the first installment of a series dedicated to teaching you how to draw a face, specifically designed for absolute beginners.

This easy ‘How to Draw a Face for Beginners’ tutorial concentrates on a simple method of explaining how the elements of the face – such as ears, eyes, nose – change position relative to each other as the face moves and changes position. Understanding how this works is fundamental to drawing the face well.

The Basic Proportions of the Face

This tutorial explains how it is so much easier to draw a face with the help of a little measurment. To begin, it’s helpful to use small cards cut to the width of the eye, length of the nose, and the distance from the top of the nose to the chin. These cards act as useful tools to establish the correct proportions of the face. By comparing and measuring these key facial features, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth, you can ensure they are accurately placed.

One common mistake many beginners make is drawing the eyes too close to the top of the head. Understanding that the eyes are typically positioned halfway down the head is crucial. By grasping this fundamental concept, you can avoid the pitfall of disproportionate facial features.

How to Draw a Nose Easily

Drawing a nose can be a challenging task for beginners, as it is often considered the most difficult facial feature to capture convincingly.

This how to draw a nose tutorial begins by emphasizing the importance of understanding the basic structure of the nose. By breaking it down into simpler shapes, namely two lines, a circle, two half circles, and a touch of shading, beginners can gradually build up their nose-drawing skills. These basic shapes will be the basis of your easy nose drawing.

One key aspect that is covered in this tutorial is the versatility of the circle technique. By adjusting the size and positioning of the circles, students can effectively depict a nose from various angles. This knowledge allows for greater flexibility and accuracy when tackling different poses or viewpoints in portrait drawing.

Measurement leads to correct proportions – equals a well drawn face

Remember the relationship between the distance between your pupils, the length of your nose, and the gap between your nose and chin will lead to the face being drawn in proportion. Through the aid of my How to Draw a Face videos, you will gain valuable insights and learn essential techniques to draw a face brilliantly. It’s time to unlock your unlock your creative potential.

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Lips are easy to draw

If you’re a beginner looking to enhance your drawing skills, this simple tutorial on drawing lips will prove to be invaluable. Developing the ability to draw a mouth convincingly is essential for those interested in portrait drawing.

At first glance, lips may appear deceptively easy to draw. However, when you delve deeper, you’ll discover that their shape is determined by a series of interlocking circles. These circles form the foundation for accurately depicting lips on various types of faces.

By comprehending the relationship between these interconnected circles, you will gain the confidence to create lifelike and expressive lips. Observing the intricate curves and contours of the lips will enable you to capture their subtle nuances, bringing depth and realism to your artwork.

Eyes have an interesting shape

In this beginner’s drawing tutorial, you will delve into the fascinating world of drawing a realistic eye. This tutorial will guide you through the process of using tone and line to create a captivating tonal drawing of an eye.

To begin, we start with simple shapes that form the foundation of the eye. Understanding the proportions of the eye is crucial, and this tutorial will provide you with the necessary guidance to get it right. By paying attention to the placement and size of different components, such as the iris and pupil, you will achieve an accurate representation.

One of the key aspects of drawing a realistic eye is capturing the essence of life within it. I’ll demonstrate how to accomplish this by incorporating highlights on the iris and pupil. These subtle touches add a sense of vitality and depth, making the eye appear vibrant and engaging.

A different drawing method

This art tutorial caters specifically to beginners and individuals seeking to understand the basics of drawing a face. By focusing on proportion and accurate placement, beginners can lay a solid foundation for their artistic endeavours.

By following a simple method of using your own fingers to measure the width of an eye, the distance from the bridge of the nose to the chin and other measurements your face drawings will look much more convincing.

What you’ll find is that there is a relationship between all the measurements which when applied to your sketches will make vast improvements to how convincing your art work looks.

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