1.Begin by drawing a circle on the centre of your page, allowing for further drawing underneath.
2.Extend your new shape to twice the length, by adding a square type shape to represent the jaw (this can be narrowed depending on the shape of the face you are drawing). The new square shape should be roughly the same size as your circle (shorter or longer depending on the shape of the face you are drawing).
As with drawing anything else the skull can be broken down into simple shapes, a circle (the skull) and a square (the jaw).
3.To begin working out the composition of the face, follow the following steps.
- Draw a line perfectly down out new shape (to maintain symmetry throughout).
- Draw a line horizontally across the middle (To identify the location of the eyes).
- Draw horizontal lines to divide the remaining half into quarters (to identify the mouth and midde of the forehead).
- A final line can be drawn just above the middle line, just below half way (to identify the eyelashes)
- Two more vertical lines can be drawn to turn the two remaining vertical halves into quarters (To help identify the width of mouth and eyes)
Lesson 3. The Human Face
4. Begin step four by marking out the basic shapes of the face.
-The bottom of the circle helps to identify the location of the nose (with the nose generally being no wider the starting point of the eyes).
- The bottom line identifying the start of the mouth and the vertical lines identifying its width.
- The middle horizontal line identifying the height of eyes, with the vertical being in the very middle of the eyes.
- Lastly the horizontal line above the middle identifies the eyebrows and ear level.
5. Once you are happy with the composition you are now able to add in details and fill out the remaining characteristics.