In this very simple step-by-step drawing tutorial, I’m going to show you how to draw a face for beginners.
Scroll down the page to get a PDF version of this drawing tutorial with additional worksheets.
Many people think that this is difficult to learn how to draw a face (or a head), but in fact, it is not. If you follow the most basic tips that I have outlined in this article, you will learn to draw a face easily and quickly.
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw a Face for Beginners
- Sketch the outlines of the head.
The very first step will begin with the simplest geometric shape – a usual oval, which is the base of the face.
- Draw the facial guidelines.
Draw a vertical and horizontal line that should intersect right in the middle of the oval.
- Draw the eyes on the face.
On the horizontal line draw eyes in the shape of almonds with circular pupils inside them.
- Add the eyebrows.
The eyebrows are usually the same size as the eyes, or slightly wider. Draw them using two thick lines.
- Draw the nose.
The tip of the nose is usually located directly between the line of the eyes and the line of the chin.
- Draw the mouth.
Note that the distance between the mouth, nose, and chin is almost the same.
- Erase the guidelines and draw the chin.
When erasing the guidelines from the face, try not to touch the important lines of the drawing.
- Draw the ears.
The upper tip of the ears is straight with the eyebrows, and the lower edge is even with the tip of the nose.
- Draw hair.
We decided to choose a fairly classic hairstyle. You can repeat the outlines of the hair from our example or choose any other hairstyle.
- Add some final touches.
So, the face drawing is complete. If your drawing is similar to ours, you’ve done a great job. If you don’t like something in your drawing, erase the failed lines and try again.
- Color the face drawing.
Use any colors to liven up your drawing. In addition, you can try adding some shadows to make your drawing more voluminous.
So, this is the first drawing lesson on my website, and I hope that you like it. This lesson was divided into several simple steps, as well as all my subsequent drawing lessons. All new steps are marked in red so that you can clearly see what has changed in each successive step.
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