How to draw basic face

How to draw basic face, man portrait. This is a very basic drawing instruction about how to draw a person’s head and facial structure for portrait. You will learn from both video and step by step images. This one should be one of the easiest tutorial I have made. It is real time drawing because there are so many request for basic foundation and structure of portrait and figure so here is another basic facial portrait. Well, I also feel like adding a goatee onto the face too, just for fun. I hope you will enjoy the tutorial.

For those of you who think this is too easy for you, well…too bad, you will have to find the more difficult and challenging ones on this website. I am very sure you can find some that will suit you just fine.

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drawing basic face

Watch the video tutorial how to draw basic face easy to follow.

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Here is the face drawing diagram with color lines to point out some of the facial drawing tips.  Line 1, circle of the skull or head.  Then follow by line 2, to draw jaw line or chin.  Line 3 is a vertical measurement line that draw to split the front plane of the face in half.  On number 4, they are parallel lines, the top one is a horizontal line that cut the first circle in half.  Then I draw two almond shapes in between the parallel lines.  They will be both eyes and the width between them equal the almond shape’s width.  Line 5, is half way between the upper parallel line and the bottom of the chin.  Line 6 is half way between line 5 and bottom of the chin.

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Below are the step by step how to draw basic face images.  Step 1, I just lay out the construction line as describe on the tips above.  Step 2, I then shade in some basic shadow for facial feature.  Step 5, I use darker line to draw eyes, nose, and mouth.  Then I paint in more gray value to bring out the the feature within the face.

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how to draw basic face

Final drawing of basic face.

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drawing basic face

More portrait drawing tutorials
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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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