I’ve never drawn people/faces. I need some help learning so I can finish this drawing. Every attempt at drawing the face so far has been terrifying.

  1. The best advice I got is, while drawing a face, try not to think that you are actually drawing a face, imagine that you are just drawing a group of lines ( which you really are). Focus on getting the relation between the lines correct, angles and lengths. This helped me draw faces a little better

  2. There are tutorials for the head on : Proko's site Loomis head and hands book Angel Ganev course (good course that will force you to really try hard, but you need digital drawing for this) Watts atelier course

  3. The only tip i can give is, dont bother drawing a mouth or eyes or a nose per se. Forget what you know about facial features and just draw the shapes that you see in the reference. Alot of people "mess up" faces by drawing what they think a mouth is supposed to look like instead of what is shown. I believe in you, you got this

  4. You just have to draw faces, you’ll probably fail miserably but each time you try you’ll get better. Watch some good tutorials and videos on facial anatomy and drawing the features. Faces are probably one of the hardest things to get right in drawing because even a subtle change or line can change the whole expression. You can do it, good luck!

  5. Like everything else in art, practice makes perfect. Back in middle school we had to use a mirror to do a self portraits. It forces me to notice how the angle played in, both the horizontal angle and the vertical angle. The line of sight was lretty tricky to learn that way, but the benefit of a mirror was seeing everything else first. Dont let anyone judge you if half your phone camera is mirror selfies if it means you plenty of reference to practice with. Perfectuing how your style maps onto that comes after learning just hos to do it, one thing i have to force myself to do is to ask myself "if this person were bald would this face still hold up?" Which can be hard tk answer at first but the benefit of working physical is that you can flip the whole thing upside down to see it. Fir shading, if it still eludes you sfter aehile it may help to break down everything into really really simple shapes, like how the nose is a rectangle with a trapezoid at the end, or how the shin and cheeks are circles

  6. I disagree and would encourage you to never draw or paint a face ever and get great at everything else and be known as the artist who doesn't do faces.

  7. To learn is to practice; practice observing faces and practice drawing their facial features. If you've never drawn a face before, the face you draw in this art will never look as good as you want it to, no matter how many times you redraw it. There's a saying that artists draw a thousand bad pieces before coming up with a good one, and there's some truth to that. So my advice is: leave your expectation at the door and pick it up after you have practiced drawing faces.

  8. Ngl, this looks super dope without a face. Unique. I know that doesn’t help but I think the only way to learn to do something is to practice. Classes/teachers can help speed that up.

  9. I dunno if you want to actually learn the skill of portraiture before finishing this piece. If you do, it's a long and very fun road that I'm on too!

  10. When I want to practice something I usually just take a page or few in my sketchbook and just start drawing the heck out of it. I'll watch TV and just pick someone's expression or position and draw it. I have pages and pages of just mouths smiling, talking or expressing emotion and feeling, eyes in many different moods, angles and shadows.

  11. You need a foundation. You need guidelines. Draw a vertical line that matches the angle of the face and a horizontal line that matches the angle of the eye brows in the middle, and draw another horizontal line below the eyebrow line half of that space. And that will be your eyebrow line, nose line, and half of that space below the nose line draw another horizontal line, that will be the mouth line. But I will say. It gets problematic when you don’t start with the face and you build around the face. Cause now you’re forced to use the left over space you left for the face which causes problems cause it might come out wrong due to the face being stuck with you building around it. Instead of establishing the face first which gives you freedom to draw it accurately

  12. Thankyou for all the help! I managed to finish my drawing but I don’t think I can share it in the comments. The advice here definitely helped!

  13. Unfortunately I can't help you here but what you currently have is great, I immediately recognised that as Eddie Munson

  14. Some really good advice in this thread already about working on this particular drawing, but to address the broader question of "how to draw faces", what I've done in the past--and this applies to any subject matter--is to used time-boxed practice sessions on a topic.

  15. I think one of the best things you can do with a face is leave out some of the detail. Something I see with a lot of beginners is that they'll over detail the face, e.g. heavily shading both sides of the nose, or painstaking drawing in each individual eyelashes, or defining the edges of each individual tooth.

  16. Break the face down and repetition. Draw it on another sheet of paper. Look at what you got wrong or don't like then redraw those parts of the face until you think you've got it. Then go back to your original drawing and apply what you've learned.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Author: admin