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Tutorial - Face Sketches by JosephB222 Tutorial - Face Sketches by JosephB222
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This is just a quick tutorial of how I draw my faces. For the longest time I would just start drawing a pic cold, beginning with the eyes first working my way down the rest of the character's body hoping that the image I have in my head will fit the paper. For the past serveral years, when I got into inking my drawings, and especially since getting a light table, I've taken to mapping an outline of the character before I started filling in the details, which I think improved my drawings greatly. This is just a closer look at how I do faces. Very similiar to how most art books out there would show.

1. I start off with an oval shape for the head, drawing a couple of lines across to help me determine where the eyes and nose are going to be and whether the face will be looking down or up. I draw a line for the center of the face that will indicate if the face is looking straight ahead or to the side.

2. As I've said before, the eyes are the first things I draw, then the nose. From there I know where the mouth is going to be.

3. Then I do the cheeks, starting at the temples or the curve around the eye. Once I have that and the cheek, the rest of the face falls into place.

4. Unless the character I'm drawing is bald, I don't worry about drawing the entire scalp, because it'll be covered with hair anyway, unless the character has very short hair. This hair style is parted slightly to one side, so I have to remember that with each pose I do with this head.
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marioPulido Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
leslieseabrook Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome
MartaSofiavr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Photographer
This is awesome, you help a desesperate girl ahah :D
Figarro-Luv Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this. It really helped me so much with trying to make a face. It is so stinking hard, but thanks to you and your beautiful talent, you helped me greatly! :iconhurrhurrplz:
Wolfieskunkemopunk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thank God Somthing thats not anime!
midnights-angle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW thank you so much this is just what i needed i was hoping to try something new for my characters and the si amazing!
JimmyTwoTimes2K9 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for posting this. I am now good at this while drawing Jane Lane and any other random hot girls I draw thanks to this.
PopRockGirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I love it!:love:
penxpaper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
JimmyTwoTimes2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is a good tutorial.

I actually did and tried one of the sketches from this one:

and a different one (but it looks different) this morning at school before it started

Then again, this is a good tutorial you show us.
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