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.
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.
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.
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.
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Add the details first and then carefully shade yellow on top. If you already added the yellow then make an attempt to do the details with a fabric marker.
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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 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.
First draw a collar, then take the inside lines that are closest to each other on the collar and then make that line as long as you want the cloak. Then take the outside line and make it parallel to the inside line and curve it a little.
Then make the two lines on each side meet up at the bottom of the cloak at a point.
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.
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Add the man’s facial features, including his eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows. Always remember that people’s eyes are positioned halfway down their heads, not at the top. You can adjust his expression by the slope of the eyebrows and the angle or curve of the mouth.
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!
Click here for my in-depth tutorial on how to draw eyebrows!
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Draw some lines thicker towards the person and thinner as it moves away.
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!
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.
Start off with a basic rounded rectangle shape. Add the sleeves. For the bottom, draw the basic shapes, and start constructing the final shape. Add details such as polka dots, stripes, zebra print etc.
Draw, and add detail, to your man’s fingers. Some people find it more pleasing to only draw three fingers and a thumb, but it’s up to you.
Many RFA readers have requested me to write a tutorial on how to draw faces, so here it is!
The Center Line and Line 2 mark the general boundaries for each ear.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Just follow the tutorial and observe and practice the line work.
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.
Learn How to Draw a Realistic Face Step 1: Start with a circle
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.
Need to draw a cartoon man for a school project, greeting card for someone or just plain bored and looking for things to draw? Follow this simple step-by-step how to for instructions on how to draw a cartoon man.
Draw a rectangle, attached to the man’s head by a small line, which leaves a space to draw his neck. The rectangle will be the man’s chest and stomach area.
Using a pencil instead of a pen or marker can prove helpful as it is much easier to correct any mistakes, because you can just simply erase the errors and start over again. The source below provides a step-by-step video on how to make this drawing.
Add detail to the remaining parts of your man, including his pants and shoes. Don’t forget that people’s heels extend past the line of the leg.
How do I draw a man with a yellow face with lots of detail on it?
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Start out using a light color. Light blue in particular or yellow won’t show up if you scan or copy your drawing, so you don’t need to erase it. When you are happy with your picture, go over your best lines in black.
This beginners’ step by step tutorial is for a basic male face. The proportions are different for females.
Take a look at the different faces I made below using rough measurements!
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