How to Draw a Head

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In this drawing lesson, I will show you how to draw a head for kids. The ability to draw a human head is one of the most important for any artist.

How to draw a head
how to draw a head step by step

This lesson on how to draw a head is so important due to the fact that when drawing a person, you must be able to draw individual parts of his body, including the head.

The head is one of the most difficult parts of the human body. It contains a large number of details and complex shapes. But in this guide, I simplified everything and left only the most important and noticeable details in order to teach the young artist the very basics of drawing a head.

I would also like to note that people can be very different from each other, but using this instruction, you can draw any person by simply changing one or another part of the face in the drawing.

So, less words and more action. Let’s get down to the lesson!


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Head

  1. Sketch the outlines of the head.

    At the first stage, the outline of the head looks like a simple oval.
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  2. Draw the eyes and eyebrows.

    The eyes look like circles or ovals, and the eyebrows look like two wedge-shaped geometric figures.
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  3. Add the pupils, nose, and mouth.

    The pupils look like two circles, and the nose and mouth look like two curved lines.
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  4. Draw the ears.

    They look like two curved lines. Don’t forget to draw cartilage lines inside them.
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  5. Draw hair.

    You can repeat the outlines of the hairstyle from my example, or come up with a different shape.
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  6. Erase the guidelines.

    After that darken the lines of the head to make it more complete and beautiful.
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  7. Color the head.

    Color the parts of the head in whatever colors you see fit.
    How to draw a head

So, the head drawing tutorial is complete, and I hope that it was really interesting for you. To have access to it outside the Internet, download and print the PDF version of the lesson, which, in addition to the steps, contains a coloring page, tracing worksheet, and grid drawing worksheet.

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