No Ruler Method: Without the ruler, I draw lines in this order: CENTER LINE, 2, 3, B, A, C (B is included because it’s easier to break the forehead section in half first, especially when you’re drawing freehand). This is the method I use to draw heads all the time.
On this page, I recommend the steps to drawing a full-sized man in pencil. As you might already know, drawing a Human Face might be challenging, as only artists with lots of experience can do so with ease. Our art lessons are intended primarily for kids, so there is no need to put too much detail into the realistic Eyes and other facial features. Just do the best you can! It is important to learn how to draw portrait of a man using #2 pencil. Some people have a habit of using dotted lines as guidelines, which they later erase. My word of advice is to learn how to draw a line in one motion without being afraid to make a mistake. You have to visualize the final image while you are drawing a human figure, especially of a man in motion. Surprisingly, the most important thing in visual art of any kind is not accurate proportions and outlines of the image, but the mood or character of the person conveyed in a drawing though his or her facial expression and/or body language.
As always, you don’t need to stick to the exact guidelines above. Learn how to draw heads using the basic guidelines and then mix and match facial features and face proportions.
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So let’s begin by drawing a man in a quadrilateral with an aspect ratio of 3:4. In the center of the figure, draw a long straight line, slightly longer than the longitudinal side of the rectangle. Draw a line on top of the oval for shoulders. Outline the person’s T-shirt, as our person is wearing summer clothes.
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I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a face for beginners and found it easy to follow. If you have any questions or requests, leave it in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
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To draw a person of a full growth we can use different ways. Now let’s find out the basic steps to drawing a human figure. The most common mistake in drawing a human being is to distort the proportions, as in make the hands short relative to the rest of the body, make the head too big, etc. In order to avoid this, it might be useful to divide your drawing into sections. For the purpose of our drawing, a human body can be split into seven circular sections including the neck. Here, we’ll draw a person in another way, but keep this technique in mind to help you maintain the proportions of a human body. We need to figure out a few basic steps to construct a human body. Man is composed of head supported by the neck, shoulders with collarbone, chest, abdomen, legs, and arms. Let’s add all of these parts one by one to the figure.
Super SIMPLE Method: If it’s still a little confusing, check out my simple method here. It’s also paired with a video so you can see how I do it!
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Through this fun exercise, you will be able to draw faces faster with little effort, identify proportional errors when you revisit old drawings, identify what makes certain faces look more realistic than others, be able to draw cartoons, caricatures and more.
Although drawing a man might be tough, it’s a good practice in trying to get the proportions right. You’ll get more lessons on how to draw a Human Figure with time, including drawing eyes in detail. I assure you that you will learn how to draw humans and animals a lot quicker if you do so step-by-step. The main thing is to properly sketch the contours of the head, shoulders, arms, and legs. Then gradually add details to the image.
Ruler Method: Make a ruler beside your drawing that is the same height. The ruler should be marked so there are 8 equal spaces. Always start with the center line. Draw faint lines through the face on the markings labelled CENTER LINE, 2, 3, A, and C. As you get used to this, you won’t need to draw the ruler on the side.
The Center Line and Line 2 mark the general boundaries for each ear.
Extend the 2 lines where the inner corners of each eye are located. These guidelines will determine the nose’s width. Now that we have a box, it’s time to draw the nose. Click here to see my nose tutorial! Start with a circle, resting it anywhere between line 1 and 2. You can give your male character a more chiseled appearance by drawing the nose using very angular shapes.
Let’s continue drawing a human figure and draw a circle for the head with the neck, shoulders, collarbones, and knees. First you need to draw an oval for the head, then shoulders and separate ovals for the thighs. This step is relatively easy because even a small child can draw an oval. Plus, it doesn’t have to be exact size, except for the head. Did you notice that many of the lines in the figure are drawn rather casually? I deliberately draw only rough outlines at this point because most of them will be erased in later steps, after they are perfected.
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Note: Remember to use a blunt HB pencil for these steps. I used a 4B so you can clearly see what I’m doing. Remember, the darker you go and the harder you press, the more difficult it will be to erase your under-layers/guidelines.
Draw a large circle and make a horizontal line below it for the chin. Then sketch the jawline. Draw a vertical line down the center of the face and make sure both sides of the face are symmetrical.
This beginners’ step by step tutorial is for a basic male face. The proportions are different for females.
Draw the upper hairline somewhere in between line A and B. It’s up to you how large you want the forehead to be. To draw a receding hairline, go above line A. When you’re drawing a man’s face, bring in hair from the sides of the head to create a solid and visible looking hairline.
Moving on to the next step, you might feel tentative about your drawing so far because it doesn’t really look like a figure of a man. However, if you draw two more circles for elbows and feet and two curved lines on each side of a human body and connect them to their knees, we are suddenly getting somewhere.
Learn to draw unique faces by experimenting with various eye shapes, eyebrow angles, nose lengths/widths, etc… Grab a piece of paper and draw as many faces as possible!
Extend the nose’s bridge past the eyelids to define the brow bone (this step is optional). These lines should be very light! Using a 4B pencil, draw the eyebrows along the brow bone. Facial features that can accentuate masculinity are thick bushy eyebrows!
If you have an electric eraser, use it to quickly get rid of all the guidelines that run through your drawing. You can clean up certain dark spots or tight spaces with a kneaded eraser.
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On the face, mark the center line with 4 ticks spread equally apart. The eyes will sit roughly on this line. Don’t be afraid to move slightly above or below the line, since eyes are usually slanted. If you want to draw more mysterious manly eyes, click here.
Draw a vertical line down the center of each eye. This will mark the lips’ outer boundary. Click here for my lips tutorial. If you’ve already read it, place your triangle in the small box under the nose to start. If you drew the nose well above line 2, extend the triangle so the tip touches the nose.
Take a look at the different faces I made below using rough measurements!
Erase excess edges from your drawing and your person might appear to come to life! Be careful in erasing the old eraser contour lines. If you accidentally touch a pencil line with the eraser, draw this site again. This step is the easiest and most interesting because with just a little effort on your part, the man in your drawing seems to come alive. Just draw three simple parts: the neckline, the shirtsleeves and pants outline, and the bottom line.
To make it easy to digest, I split the tutorial up into 3 parts: How to draw a face from the front, side and 3/4 view. This is part 1 of 3. I came up with the original methods in these 3 tutorials by measuring over a dozen adult faces, so each tutorial carries over the same measuring techniques. Drawing faces should be easy as pie after you get the proportions down.
Many RFA readers have requested me to write a tutorial on how to draw faces, so here it is!
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Moving on to the next step, you might feel tentative about your drawing so far because it doesn’t really look like a figure of a man. However, if you draw two more circles for elbows and feet and two curved lines on each side of a human body and connect them to their knees, we are suddenly getting somewhere. Referring to my sketches, draw the circles for shoulders and elbows and then draw hands. I did not finish drawing the hands here but you are welcome to do so in your own drawing. You can have your person holding an object. Also, it is not difficult to draw legs, just focus on getting the feet right. In this step, be sure to double-check the proportion of the arms, the legs, and the torso. Please be aware that it may be harder to correct mistakes from now on, so make your changes now.
There are 2 ways to do this step: Ruler or no ruler. I highly recommend using the ruler method for the first couple of faces you draw. Why? Because doing this step without it can throw your proportions off like crazy. Especially if you have trouble locating the ‘center’ of an object with your eyes. The no ruler method requires you to split multiple sections of the face in half and then in half again.