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how to draw a human face

Updated on October 31, 2012

Today's hub is going to be a little different than my previous hubs. If you've seen my past tutorials, most of them focus on drawing specific objects. In this hub, I will be giving you the step by step instructions for drawing a human face. In my opinion, this hub will be good for individuals who are seeking knowledge of how to draw a basic human figure.

The example images won't exactly be the most realistic, but they simply serve as a guide to give you a better understanding of facial symmetry. Please continue reading below for more information.


Step 1

In this first step, you will be drawing the basic outline of the human face. Today's subject is a female with a round face. Females tend to have rounder faces than males for the most part.

Step 2

Now we are going to draw the outline for the eyes. Think of the eye as sort of a lemon shaped feature. You don't have to make the eye outline as large as I made mine of course.

Step 3

Start drawing the iris. The iris is generally just a round circle.

Step 4

Draw in a nose with some nostrils. The nose is somewhat connected to a portion of the eyelid and just below where the eye brows should be.

Step 5

Now, you can start drawing the mouth. The mouth will consist of an upper lip and lower lip.

Step 6

If you haven't noticed yet, the only real thing missing in out face are the eye brows. In this step, you should draw a pair of eye brows on your person.

Step 7

Focus on the details in the eye now. Draw in your character's pupils in this step. You can make the pupils larger if you'd like.

Step 8

In the last step, draw in a pair of ears and maybe even a neck and shoulders. After this step, you can throw in some more details in to your character's facial features. As you can see, I added some subtle lines under the eyes.


I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow! Stay tuned for more hubs like this one in the future. Have fun!


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