Well hello, there!
Yes, this blog still exists, and so do I! As an apology for abandoning it for this long, here’s a two part tutorial on one of my favourite themes!
I get so many questions about how I draw realistic faces, and what methods I use to create the line-art. In the past, I relied on the grid method, the tutorial for which you can find HERE. That got very tiring fairly soon, though, so I gave the proportions method a go, and it’s so much quicker and more independent! If you’re a beginner or don’t know how to go about drawing faces from the imagination, I suggest applying this method to a reference. Real faces give you better practice than trying to work within your own mind!
Keep reading to find out exactly how this method works.
Step 1: Start with nothing simpler than a circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just try to get it as close as possible!
This one’s digital, but I drew a real one, I swear!
Step 4: Find approximately the vertical edges of the circle, and drop down an angle which ends at the chin. Make this look as jaw-like as possible, making sure that the bends are at the same level.
Step 5: Now things get a tiny bit more complicated. Draw a little dash about a quarter of the length within the circle. Draw another little dash between the chin and the base of the circle. The distance between this dash and the chin should be equal to distance between the first dash and the top of the circle. The diagram below makes it easier to understand.
Step 6: Look at the line between the two little dashes you’ve just created. Divide this into three almost equal sections.