How To Draw A Realistic Face
How To Draw A Realistic Face
Pencil drawing is very simple and with little practise can be a very good hobby for both kids as well as adults.
I am going to show how to draw a human face and you will need a pencil, a rubber and I would suggest a ruler too. First of all you need to draw an oval on the sheet of paper. Now we are going to divide that oval, we are going to put a line straight down the middle.
Now we are going to put a line roughly half way, believe it or not that's where the eyes are going to be. Now I am going to put another line roughly half way again. She is going to be the tip of the nose.
Now we are going to put a line just above the original one, she is going to be the guide for the top. Here it is. Now we can add a little bit of shaping to the face.
So we are going to do very basic shape at the moment which I will be adjusting later. Then we are going to draw very simple shape for the ears.
Now next we need to draw a line either side of centre line.
That's going to be a guide for the nose. Then either side we draw another line. She is going to be for the eyes.
So we are going to draw a line coming here and a line coming down here. And again roughly half way I am going to put a line across and that's going to become the mouth.
Ok now we are going to start putting a little bit of details, so we put a nose here going to draw in shape of nose and I am going to give a little bit of hint of nostrils underneath, like so.
Then I am going to draw in the eye, like so. Now for the mouth we do the top lip of the mouth. She is a little half moon shape then we come down.
So obviously on the side, on either side of the head she comes in, that's the temple & then there are chick bones. So we need to include chick bones. We need to come in slightly.
Same on the other side and you can add a hint of lid. Now interesting when you draw a woman as a little stretch you show more lid than if you are drawing a man. Add a quarter to each eye at the corner.
Then shade in a bit, then shade in the large bit.
When you are shading the bottom lip , you want to come in a little bit, right about here and that helps to make the lips more rounded. You do it to the edges it would flatten and it won't look right.
So with hair you want to draw very very lightly first. So you can just place it where you want to go and the reason you want to do it lightly is you might get it wrong or you might adjust it at some stage and change it. If you start it with being too heavy handed with the pencil you are not giving yourself the freedom to do that.
Now I am going to do so that her hair is partially covered up as decided and the last thing I am going to do is try and rub some of these guide lines, also the ears, from the top of the ears because they are meant to be hidden under the hair little bit. And that's basically how to draw a face. .