Step 1: Start with a circle. Draw a large circle and make a horizontal line below it for the chin.
Step 2: Draw guidelines on the face.
Step 3: Draw eyes in the right spot.
Step 4: Draw a proportionate nose.
Step 5: Add the eyebrows.
Step 6: Use a triangle shape to draw lips.
Step 7: Add the ears.
Step 8: Draw the hair.
How do you start drawing faces?
Start with the eyes and then move down to the nose and mouth to create the triangle of features. Apply some dark tone next to the face to help create the light edge of the face. Start to build the hair using long pencil strokes. Take your time finishing.
How do I learn to draw?
Can I learn drawing by myself?
You can learn to draw, as long as you can hold a pencil. Even without natural talent, you will learn drawing, if you practice often. With enough motivation and dedication, anyone will learn drawing, if he/she believes in himself/herself. Taking the first steps is never easy.
What are the 5 basic skills of drawing?
The “drawing basics” are the five main skills of drawing. They’re the ability to: recognize edges, lines, and angles; to reckon proportion and perspective; deciphering shadow, highlights, and gradations of tone; and lastly, the ability to unconsciously drawstring them all together – which comes to you with practice.
What should I learn first in drawing?
The first thing that most drawing tutorials teach you to draw is shapes, starting with a sphere. After all, any object that you see around you can be constructed by using one, or a combination of, three different shapes: A circle – a sphere is a circle in 3D. A square – a cube is a square in 3D.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.