The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Faces

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How to Draw Teeth

How to Draw Teeth

Have you ever drawn a mouth that comes out looking wrong… and you’re not sure what you need to do to give it a more natural feeling? That’s because you haven’t learned all you need to about how to draw the teeth convincingly.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw Teeth on a Curve
  • Teeth Exposure Under Different Movements
  • How to Draw Natural Looking Teeth
How to Draw the Lips

How to Draw the Lips

If you feel your portraits are falling flat – it is probably because you haven’t figured out the structure of the face. Here we will be exploring how to bring your lip action to life, with this How to Draw the Lips post.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The Shape of the Mouth
  • How to Draw the Mouth
  • Drawing Lips from Front and Side View
How to Draw the Jaw

How to Draw the Jaw

If you haven’t sat down to study the jaw before, you know how frustrating it can be when you just can’t get it quite right. After this lesson you’ll be able to understand the anatomy know-how to get it right every time!

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Jaw
  • How to Draw an Open Mouth
  • Basic Mechanics of the Jaw
How to Draw the Male & Female Mouth

How to Draw the Male & Female Mouth

Want to know how to draw lips and how to draw a mouth? Then you’ll need to know about the differences between male and female mouths. Luckily, this blog post, on How to Draw the Male and Female Mouth has everything you need to get started right now!

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Male Mouth
  • How to Draw the Female Mouth
  • How to Shade Lips
How to Draw the Eyeball

How to Draw the Eyeball

One of the hardest features to draw is the eye. With nearly 80% of the eyeball covered up… why do we need to look at it at all? The answer is, because although we can’t physically see it, it influences the shape of every other part of the eye.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Eyeball
  • How to Draw the Iris and Pupil
  • How to Add a Highlight to the Eye
How to Draw the Eyes

How to Draw the Eyes

You know the saying – eyes are the window to the soul. If you are like me, then you may feel like your soul sits somewhere behind those eyes which makes them a very important subject to get right in your paintings. Without it, your character may fall flat! We wouldn’t want that.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Eyes
  • Drawing Different Types of Eyes
  • Portraying Different Emotions
How to Draw the Ear

How to Draw the Ear

Drawing ears can be a little tricky, if you are like me – you’ve never put much thought into ears – until you started to draw faces! You may not understand the ears, but you will definitely know if they are off – so this post will help you get those pesky ears just right.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Ear from the Side
  • How to Draw the Ear from the Front
  • How to Draw the Ear from the Back
How to Draw a Nose

How to Draw a Nose

The nose might not be the prettiest thing on the face but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it. It’s one of the most important things to learn how to draw because knowing how to draw the nose – means you and your viewers will spend less time thinking about it.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw a Nose from the Front
  • How to Draw a Nose from the Side
  • How to Draw the Nose in 3/4 View
How to Draw Different Types of Noses

How to Draw Different Types of Noses

If you haven’t figured it out by now, every person is unique and that includes their face and features and we should celebrate this. To do this correctly, we need to capture those differences, so in this post we will be talking about how to achieve drawing different noses.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw Female Nose
  • How to Draw Male Nose
  • How to Draw Different Nose Shapes
How to Draw Eyelids, Eyelashes, and Eyebrows

How to Draw Eyelids, Eyelashes, and Eyebrows

In learning how to draw the eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows you’ll be able to create beautiful faces that are fluid and expressive. We will also be exploring the differences between males and females and we’ll make it really easy for you.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Eyelid
  • Drawing Eyelashes
  • Executing both Male and Female Eyebrows
How to Draw and Rotate the Head

How to Draw and Rotate the Head

Drawing faces are hard, especially when you are trying to capture a face that isn’t straight on or from the side. The angles, the distorted proportions, the awkward shapes. Today we are going to walk you through the process with just a few easy steps.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Head
  • Finding Feature Lines
  • Rotating the Head
How to Draw Proportions of the Face

How to Draw Proportions of the Face

Learning about the proportions of the head and face is crucial. The one thing we all see all day, are other people’s faces. When we see a face that isn’t quite right we notice it instantly. But knowing why or how the face is wrong, or how to fix it… that is hard.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • To Pinpoint the Location to Place Features
  • The Lines of the Face
  • Where to Place Features
How to Draw the Skull

How to Draw the Skull

Drawing fundamentals are literally the structures that you build your drawings on. To draw heads and faces, the skull is the most important thing to understand. In this post we will be showing you how to sketch out the skull from the front and side view.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The Basics of Skull Drawing
  • Simple Steps to Follow
  • Getting it Right Every Time
How to Draw the Face

How to Draw the Face

Human anatomy is one hell of an upward battle. So many things to learn, to draw, to retain. But taking it step by step you’ll be a pro in no time. This is one of our final steps in learning about drawing the head, now, we are just putting it all together.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The Basics of Face Drawing
  • How to Add the Features to the Face
  • How to Establish Guidelines for Face Drawing
How to Draw the Planes of the Face

How to Draw the Planes of the Face

Maybe you’ve looked at a face and marveled at its structures, but you may never have really taken on the task of understanding them as 3D objects. Learning the planes of the face will help you to start thinking of the head and face as a 3D structure.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw the Planes of the Face
  • To Understand the Face as a 3D Object
  • To Increase Your Speed Drawing Faces
How to Draw Symmetrical Eyes

How to Draw Symmetrical Eyes

Want to learn how to draw matching eyes? It’s not easy to create a symmetrical face, but with this trick, you’ll be able to get those eyes to match up so they look like they belong on the same face.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to Draw Both Eyes at the Same Time
  • Measuring to Get the Eyes Just Right
  • Creating Symmetrical Eyes
How to Shade the Face

How to Shade the Face

We will be going through a number of examples proposed in our video by Francis Vallejo. These include the butterfly, loop, Rembrandt, split, broad, and short. These lighting conditions are known as lighting set ups. These can be memorized and used routinely in your work.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • About the Planes of the Face
  • Shading Using Planes
  • Different Styles of Shading

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