How to draw a face: Normal face guideline

Gilgamesh   March 23, 2016   Comments Off on How to draw a face: Normal face guideline

Today tutorial will be about how to draw a face guidelines. Yes, yes, I know. You want to learn how to draw your favorite anime faces, not standard face drawing. But, by learning how to draw normal face guideline, it will help you a lot when you start drawing faces of your favorite anime character.

Whatever that anime character have ridiculous big eyeimpossible pose, or eye position and even impossible physics ,etc.

Let’s start.


How to draw face guideline:

1- Drawing face: From the Front:

Step 1:  Draw circle:

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Step 2: Draw cross line.

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Step 3: Draw the chin.

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Step 4: Draw the mouth.

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Step 5: Draw the ear.

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Step 6: Draw eye guideline.

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Step 7: Next, draw the eye.

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Step 8: Draw the iris. It might be easier just to draw a circle and then clean it.

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Step 9: Draw the nose.

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Step 10: Draw his head.

Circle shape head:

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Oval-circle shape:

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Complete look:

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2- Drawing faces: From the side:

Step 1: Like usual, start with drawing a circle:

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Step 2: Draw the cross line.

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Step 3: Face drawing. Start from near the eye until the end of the chin.

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Step 4: Draw the head.

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Step 5: Draw the neck.

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Step 6: Draw the ear.

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Step 7: Draw the eye.

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Step 8: Draw the nose.

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Step 9: Draw the mouth.

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Complete look:

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3- Drawing faces: From back of the head:

Step 1: Again, start by draw a circle.

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Step 2: Draw a single line. No need to draw cross lines,  a single line is more then enough for the back of the head.

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Step 3: Start drawing his chin.

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Step 4: Draw the neck.

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Step 5: Clean it.

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Step 6: Draw the ear.

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Step 7: Clean it too.

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Step 8: Add extra features to the ear.

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Step 9: Draw the head.

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Final look:

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Or step nine again for those who like drawing faces with oval shape:

Step 9: Draw oval-circle shape head.

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Final look:

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