Drawing Lessons: How to Draw a Realistic Face – Fine Art-Tips


Hello! A lot of people asked me to draw a
face, so I will do that today. There are actually several methods
to do that correctly, Some with so much information, that some times
I get exasperated! I love drawing in a natural way. However, as this is supposed to be a tutorial,
lets get down to the information. First we trace a perfectly vertical line. And half way we make a horizontal line. We divide the upper part in 5 equal sections:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the lower half also in 5 equal sections
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Then we make an oval, which is going to be
the head, making sure it is symmetric. Then we divide the horizontal line also in
5 sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. The eyes will in in the third and second parts. The hair line will start on the upper fifth,
blah blah blah blah blah blah Grrrrrrrrrr! I told you I would get exasperated! Lets do it again! This time I will show you
the tips I use to draw a face in a simple and correct way. First I draw an oval and divide it in half
vertically and horizontally. On the horizontal line I trace the eyes,
and divide the bottom half, in half. And that is where the nose will end. Then I divide that again, not in half, but
just above half, for the mouth. I give some shape to the head so that it
does not look like an alien any more! and I erase the lines as they would be on
my way from now on. Remember that the eyes are slightly slanted.
The lower part close to the nose, and going up. Don’t make the nostrils too dark. That is
a common mistake I see too often. I start shadowing. The lower part of the iris, (that is the colored
part of the eye), is usually visible, while the upper part is
covered by the eyelid. The white part of the eye is never totally
white, as it has some shadow, or otherwise it doesn’t look
natural. Continue putting in some shadows and defining
the forms. The upper lip of course would be darker because
of the shadow and the bottom lip would be getting a lot
more light and reflection. Up to this point I have been drawing lightly,
so that I could make any corrections, but from now I will start getting in
some darks. Use a soft brush to smoothen the lines
and also to give some tone at the same time. The hair is very soft, of course. I draw some
shadows, and then I go over them with a brush. Once I have a tone, then I can pull some lights
with the kneaded eraser. The hair is drawn by masses and volume, and
then some detail. The border of the eyebrow to the skin, needs
to be smooth or otherwise it would look artificial. Refine the forms and the detail. The cycle repeats of toning with the brush,
pulling some lights with the eraser, and reinforcing darks. Lets give it some final touches,
and that is it! It is done! If it was helpful, please give it a LIKE
and subscribe to my channel. In the comments you can always let me know
what else would you like me to draw for you. Bye bye!

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