Drawing Faces

How To Draw People Step By Step

Simple Steps To Draw Anyone. Learn How To Draw People With Easy Step By Step Instruction. Discover The Techniques Of The Masters And Draw Beautiful Figure Drawings. You want to easily and skillfully accomplish: Knowing how to draw hair and have it look like realistic hair. How to draw clothes and have it look like they naturally fit on the body. How to draw a face and have it look like the person you are actually drawing with a likeness that brings your drawing alive. Knowing how to draw the right proportions when drawing the human figure. Knowing simple formulas that can help you with your block-in and lay-in to help you get realistic looking figures. Knowing how to draw a face as easy as drawing a circle. You may think this is impossible. How to draw the contour and getting a likeness to your model. Knowing how to draw the human figure without a model in front of you and you may mistakenly think it can't be done.

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Types Of Faces In Art Drawing

Face Profile Drawing Nose Types

STUDENT'S MANUAL OF FASHION DRAWING LESSON XII are lost, causing the far nostril to touch the under piece of the nose. In the three-quarter nose tipped side-wise, one can see more of these under planes. In Lesson XIV is given the construction lines for placing features. In this view all parts are apparent. See the general line of direction for a young nose an old person's nose being inclined to point downward. In drawing fashion ladies, the ear is hidden unless the hair is brushed back tightly....

Love Stories

Drawing Faces Different Direcions

But A already has girlfriend C. A love triangle unfolds. A is standing in the center with close ups of the faces of B and C on either side. classmate B after ten years. But A already has girlfriend C. A love triangle unfolds. A is standing in the center with close ups of the faces of B and C on either side. A slapstick action story involving twin Heroes A and B in outer space. But there is more to it than just laughs. The layout shows the two Heroes sitting back to...

Balance Rhythm Rendering

Balance is a physical attribute each of us must possess. If a figure is drawn without balance, it irritates us subconsciously. Our instinct is to set firmly on its base anything that is wobbling and likely to fall. Watch how quickly a mother's hand grasps the teetering child. The observer recognizes quickly that a drawing is out of balance, and his inability to do anything about it sets up a negative response. Balance is an equalized distribution of weight in tlie figure as in anything else. If...

School Children

Proportions Heads And Faces

This section deals with children of the gram-mar-school age, or up to adolescence. That is the age of activity and rather gradual growth, before the spurt of growth that comes at the time of adolescence. It is also the age in which habit and character begin to be formed and to show in the face. We might also call it the age of mischief, because the energy cannot be confined to growth and overflows into physical activity. It is most important to learn to draw children of this age with a smile...

Freehand Drawing Exercises

Freehand Exercises Lines And Circles

D gt gt t gt t gt OM gt M gt t gt t gt t gt l gt an It looks so easy, doesn't it But just try to repeat the various figures carefully and very evenly on your exercise space J j o o tnr o r i o i i o 7 o e j o c i o c n o t The following repeat exercises show that your eye is already capable of anticipating and visualizing the correct lines in advance. With each exercise you will become aware of the countless possible variations Your free choice of these possibilities will now rapidly grow and...

Distribution Of Masses Of The Head

Face Anatomy Drawings

Four distinct forms compose the masses of the face. They are 1. The forehead, square and passing into the cranium at the top. 2. The cheek-bone region which is flat. 3. An erect, cylindrical form on which are placed the base of the nose and the mouth. 4. The triangular form of the lower jaw. From forehead to chin a face that is not flat either protrudes or recedes, curving outward or inward, alternating as to curves and squares of varied forms. In this respect a face in profile resembles...

Drawing the Human Figure

How Draw Military Guns

There is no greater pleasure or challenge in the world of art than to draw the human figure. In this chapter, you will be introduced to various approaches to drawing this very special subject. Set Up the Model Light the Light Reveals the Copy Works of Art in Find Your Guidelines . ' 236 Examples of Foreshortening 240 Find the Gesture of the Pose Quick Sketches 244 Add a Color to Your Paper 248 Gallery . Human Figure Drawing the human figure is an excellent way to improve and expand on your...

Charcoal Pencil

Portrait Drawing Oriental Woman

Erasing the guidelines of Step I, the artist begins to define the features more precisely. He draws the slender eyelids and constructs the blocky end of the nose with the one nostril wing that shows in this three-quarter view. Now you see the familiar wingtike shape of the upper lip. The artist adds a curve just above the chin to define the bony shape. He squares up the corner of the jaw and then moves upward to draw the internal detail of the ear. On the hard surface of the paper,...

Small Children

Head For Children Drawing

Let us understand that no branch of art can be reduced completely to a formula without endangering the very art that must go into it. We do, of course, seek ways and means to an end, and that end is correctness. Art, however, is not the justification of correctness. Art is not always perfection. Ixit us say that art is truly a form of expression, and full expression cannot be limited by formula, but only guided toward greater meaning and truth. African sculpture has expression and becausc of...

Boys Over Flowers Anime

Mischievous Anime Expression

In nos. 1-6, new information is added to the box. Similar to the revised drawings featured on the previous pages, the amount of information contained in the drawings done at the level of an absolute beginner is different to that in advanced work. This is illustrated by the difference between nos. 1 and 8. The observer the person who set the task of drawing the boxes would be expecting only to see what was asked for, that is, a square box. Nos. 6 to 8 exceed these expectations. You cannot say...

Sketching The Figure In Action From Imagination

Drawing Figures Action

And setup the figure in action is not as dl ffi cult as it looks and setup the figure in action is not as dl ffi cult as it looks DRAW SOME OF THESE, BUT DRAW MANY OF YOUR OWN keep your drawing's fr.e b, and sketchy. draw many figures at various eye leve-ls. keep your drawing's fr.e b, and sketchy. draw many figures at various eye leve-ls. a s mpl way of Getting female proport ons-take to knees- to waist, to topof head. 3 fiy X TOP OP HI6A0 THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN rHE MALE AND FEMALE...

Perspective The strength of angles

One Point Perspective Head

The first topic we'll cover is perspective. Perspective is not difficult, it just takes some time to understand what you are seeing and know that you are capable of representing depth on the page. This happens after understanding the traditional ways of drawing it. I learned perspective in junior high first, then from How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, and then, most importantly, from the four years of architecture I studied in high school. The cube or box is the beginning of understanding...

How To Draw Perspective Projection

Perspective Drawing Projection

And touching the latter in point a, which becomes the centre of vision. Project this point to a line drawn parallel J distant 12 ft., to scale, locating the stationpoint thereon. From this point draw lines parallel with the sides of the frame a d and a-b, intersecting the H.L., which locate thereon the left-hand and right-hand vanishing points respectively. Draw the ground line G.L. 5 ft. below the ILL. and parallel therewith this locates the picture plane, upon which we can now produce the...

Drawing a Teenager

Pencil Drawing Teenage Face

In this portrait of Cathy, the artist drew the face in light tones to portray a soft freshness. At the same time he avoided any slavishly smooth lines that might make the drawing hard and mechanical-looking. Long, straightish hair lends itself to swinging pencil strokes more than short hair does and the artist couldn't resist erasing out highlights on the hair to enhance it further. The strands hanging on each side reflect almost equal amounts of light, but they are different shapes and sizes....

Round Forms Of The Head

Mathematical Proportions Human Face

The skull is rounded on both sides of the head directly on a line above the two ears. Part of this formation is the parietal bone, a thick spongy shock absorber at the side of the head, at its widest and most exposed portion. Below this, cylindrical in shape, comes the rounded portion of the face. This rounded portion corresponds to the lower portion of the face inasmuch as it has front and receding sides. The upper portion, known as the superior maxillary, is irregular in shape and descends...

Anime Woman Sketch

Drawing Face Acrowd

The femur thigh-bone is fitted into the pelvis at a ball-and-socket joint which offers free forward movement with some sideways and rotary articulation. Backward movement can only be effected by tilting the pelvis. The bones of the neck are the seven cervical vertebrae that comprise the upper portion of the spine. The large muscles which affect the shape of the neck are the trapezius at the back and, at the front, the sternomastoids, which run from the back of the ear down towards the inner...

How To Draw A Human Body

Drawing Aging

Happ y h i ,'fctfcs eyft R P 1 PLATE 30. Analysis of facial markings It is not difficult to memorize the size, shape, and placement of the muscles of the face. If you do this, you will thereafter always be able to identify the lines, humps, and bumps in the face. Older people are better than young ones as sources for this information, since the older one gets the more lines and wrinkles develop. We can learn to separate the small wrinkles from the facial lines. The small wrinkles are associated...

Observing the Profile View

Simple Drawing Face Profile

Your first step is to look at your model, and face up yes to what you see, and significantly, what you don't see. For example, how much do you actually see of the profile eye Actually, only one piece of the white, a slim disk for the iris, almost nothing of the pupil, and little, if anything, of the tear duct. The mouth can appear pretty minimal as well, in contrast to the frontal view. What about the nose Well, you can see a great deal, but only half of it. And what do you see in the center of...

Things To Remember

Famous Colored Pencil Drawings

The lips and each tooth must be exactly the right size, shape, placement and color, or it won't look like the person you're trying to represent. Enlarge photos on a color copier so you can see details and use the grid method more easily. The pit is the comma-like shape in the corner of the mouth. It makes the mouth look recessed and three-dimensional. Eyes are the most important part of a portrait because they reveal emotion. The iris is nature's perfect circle, so use a template to ensure the...

Studying the Face Start

Face Drawing Examples

Use your own face at first, since with this subject matter, you're the one most likely to be generous with your time. Find a mirror that allows you to see your whole face. Light it from one side to give yourself some clear value contrast. Make sure you don't create a complicated set of shadows. But first, let's deal with some typical responses to using yourself as a model My nose is too big. My nose is too short. I hate my hair. I have too many wrinkles. If any of such imagined, or even true,...

Layer The Undertone And Begin The Background

Horse Face Front

Base in the undertone of the horse with a light application of Orange. With Terra Cotta, create the patterns of muscles and contours of the horse's body. Where the light heavily reflects off the shoulder of the horse, it resembles the ripples seen in a moving body of water. Use Terra Cotta to build the dark areas here and add color to the mane. Start the blue background from the top and work down, carefully layering Non-Photo Blue. Allow the blue to outline the horse's face, especially where...

PLATE Proportions of the baby headsecond and third years

Baby Head Drawing

By the second and third year the eyes are about halfway up the top quarter space, which I have designated the number 1 space. The nose and mouth also appear to have moved up, and the brows now appear to l gt e above the halfway line. Now the lips just touch the bottom of the third space. The ear has not reached the halfway line. However, the face has reached the proportions of three spaces hairline to brow, brow to bottom of nose, bottom of nose to bottom of chin. Actually these three spaces...

Examples D

Drawing Facial Expressions

Opposite, top Facial expressions are achieved by movements of the soft facial tissue. Opposite, top Facial expressions are achieved by movements of the soft facial tissue. The musculature of the face is basically quite simple, although there are several layers of muscles which allow very subtle movements of the facial tissue, and thereby facilitate facial expression. These muscles are attached at one end to bone and at the other to the skin and its concomitant subcutaneous flesh. Pursing and...

Realistic Oak Tree Drawings

Oak Tree Outline Drawing

Some of the most distinctive characteristics of oak trees are the heavy boughs with twisted, angular branches. These boughs and branches can easily be seen because oak trees have many more sky holes than most trees. Another outstanding feature is the downward thrust of the lower branches, as shown in the graph-ite-pencil drawing at right. The foliage is often heavily branched, and in the fall, it puts out a beautiful scarlet and red-orange leaf. Whereas most trees drop their leaves in the fall,...

Glowing Pencil Shade Drawing

Pencil Drawings Short Hair

With a pink rubber eraser, ihe artist removes most of the guidelines that appeared in Steps 1,2. and 3. Now he can see the lines of the profile and features more clearly and begin to block in the tone. Turning the thick pencil on its side, the artist begins to render the tones surrounding the eyes and nose, the cast shadow beneath the nose, the dark tone of the upper lip. and the pool of shadow beneath the lower lip. Broad, free strokes fill the underside of the jaw with shadow,...

The Muscles Of Expression

Muscles Facial Expression Actions

Dr. Duchenne of Bologna, a nineteenth-century French scientist, became famous for his explorations of muscle function using electrical stimulation. In his book Mecanisme de la physionomie humaine, he illustrated the actions of many of the facial muscles by photographing subjects whose faces he stimulated with electrified needles it's said to be a very unpleasant feeling . Here Duchenne demonstrates the action of the zygomatic major, touching the ends of the...

The Buttocks Crotch and Legs

Face Floor Manga

When viewed from the side, this point is slightly off the floor. Drawing lines where the thighs enter the buttocks gives the buttocks a well-rounded look. When viewed from the side, this point is slightly off the floor. Drawing lines where the thighs enter the buttocks gives the buttocks a well-rounded look. On a hard floor, there will be a gap between the waist and the floor.

Facial Features

How Draw Facial Features

It's important to have a clear understanding of the forms and proportions of the nose. It is often the area of the face that is closest to the viewer, and therefore, it has to be rendered with clarity. If clarity of form is achieved, the nose becomes a device that brings this part of the face closer to the viewer spatially, allowing the other parts of the face to recede. With a view of the nose from this angle a , you can see some of the distinct surfaces, or planes, of the nose. The underside...

Tools And Techniques

How Ink Face Using Cross Hatching

You can draw a portrait using any of the popular media pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, watercolour, felt-pen, etc. Each one of them, however, will produce different effects, not only due to the specific characteristics of the medium and the technique used, but also in relation to the characteristics of the surface on which it is drawn smooth or rough-textured paper, card, white or coloured paper, etc. The drawings shown on these two pages demonstrate how different media effectively...

How To Draw Heads

Draw Heads

IT IS SUCICeSTEp THAT YOU PKAW YOUR OWN pEET IN MANY PTOSES , SETTING A MIRROR. ON THE. FLOOR. Ai-SO.THACT YOU SET UP SHOES AN 7 pfcAw THEM FROM MANY ANGLES ANF VIEWPOINTS. A typical problem outlined by an art buyer We always need artists who can draw heads well. Good drawings of heads are required in almost all advertising, for illustrations on magazine covers, and litho displays. An acceptable head must be in good drawing, to be sure, but that's only the beginning of its job. If it's a pretty...

PLATE Childrens hands

Baby Hands Drawing

The child's hand is halfway between that of the baby and that of the teen-ager. This means that the thumb muscle and the heel of the hand are thicker proportionately than they arc in the adult hand, but not as thick in relation to the fingers as they are in the baby hand. The fingers in relation to the palm are about the same as in the adult. The whole hand is smaller, a little fatter, and more dimpled, and the knuckles are of course smoother.

Sunflower Fairy by Myrea Pettit

Dancing Drawing Fairies

The inspiration for this charming Sunflower Fairy came from the artists young niece, who was photographed sitting in a tree. Children make wonderful subjects as they are so relaxed and supple in their positions, and sketching them from a series of photographs is the easy way to go about it. Don't ask them to pose candid shots look Once you are satisfied with the positioning anJ perspective, ink in lite face, doth es, and hands ici tJTfi rnter hut still soft lines. Carefully position the fairy...

Sadness On The Verge Of Tears

Facial Expresions Drawing

The drawings on these two pages seem like a sequence with the last picture missing the one where she bursts into tears. Unlike the neutral face above, we tend to see the face with so much activity opposite as leading up to something. In the final stage, the weeping face, the eyes will tightly shut. Sad eyes look out at the world through partly shuttered lids. The orbicularis oculi is partially contracted, creating crow's feet, raised lower lids compare sad iris shape with that of relaxed eye...

Express blows swelling bruises and the like with oblique lines and tones

Oblique Drawing

When there is cerebral hemorrhaging in the eyes adding a tone makes the eyes red. When showing ciose-ups add tones on top of the obiiqu lines to express red and black-and-blue swelling. When there is cerebral hemorrhaging in the eyes adding a tone makes the eyes red. after having the neck strangled. Adding oblique lines makes the area look bruised. Lacerations from a blade or knife should be sharp. This has been composed with the curved lines drawn along the curved facial sections. When showing...

How To Draw With Charcoal

Ragged Lines

The artist draws the outer contours of the face over the egg shape, capturing the curves of the checks, jaw, and chin. Swift, curving iines capture the sweep of the hair around the head and over the forehead. He draws the first few lines of the features over the guidelines of Step 1 the curves of the eyebrows and the upper lids the side and underside of the nose and the upper and lower lips. The one visible ear is aligned with the eye and nose. As you can see, the roughness of the paper...

Looking More Closely At The

Pencil Drawings Facial Expressions

As the head turns, the body of the aw appears to shorten. On the far side of the face, the foreshortened body B appears to go in almost the same direction as the vertical ramus C . A slight change in direction is maintained, and the chin appears almost flat. In profile, the aw appears as a bent L-shape, consisting of the almost vertical ramus D and the almost horizontal body. The back edge of the ramus points at the front of the ear. The chin has an in-and-out shape because of the canine fossa...

Anger

Anger Face

The drawings here, though not very pleasant, are important to the artist if he intends to give his characters expression. The smile is most important in commercial art and advertising. In illustrating fiction you may have to draw an angry face occasionally but the great majority of the faces you will draw are pleasant ones. However, it is much easier to draw a dead-pan face than a very happy one. What we want to do is to keep the face that should reflect happiness from appearing as dead-pan or...

Sketching Faces

Ear Drawing

The ear is supported mainly by thin cartilage arranged in circumvolutions. Although its morphological characteristics vary greatly, its overall shape recalls a seashell and is fairly similar in both sexes. Ears are often partly hidden by one's hair and their expressive character depends on their precise position on the sides of the head, as I have shown in the sketches below. In an adult, the height of the ear corresponds, on average, to that of the nose in a child it looks rather big in...

Portraiture Human Head Proportion

Outline Human Head

As the easiest to draw, and that which, probably, will show most clearly to the pupil the principles upon which he must rely for accuracy, let him begin with a full 01 front view of the Moutii and before making any attempt at expression he should become familiar with the actual form of the features, and be capable of delineating them knowingly. The first thing to be done is to get the beautiful line produced by the meeting of the lips. On a straight line first indicate the width of I he...

How To Draw Anime

Female Manga Head Construction

Had the experience of being told by someone that a head he has painted or drawn looks like that person or like an acquaintance or relative of the speaker. For the artist's purpose, the simplest plan is first to think of tin- skull as In-iiig pliable and having taken a certain shape as a result_of pressures as it one squeezed .t rubber ball into various shapes without changing its actual volume. Although skulls have a great variety of shapes, actual measurements tally very closely, which means...

The Mouth

Mouth Teeth Drawing

After the eyes the mouth is the second most expressive element of the face. The pinkish colour of the lips is due to the tissue they are made of, transitional between the mucous membrane found inside the mouth and the skin. When drawing the lips make sure that, above all, you carefully draw the line which separates them - ensure that it lies on the semi-cylindrical surface of the jaw bones and follows the rules of perspective I have already mentioned. The simple sketches shown below indicate...

The Shape of the Breasts When Lying Face Up

Human Anatomy Breast

A little to the outside. by drawing the nipples farther apart, the more unattractively they flatten out when lying in this position. a little to the outside. by drawing the nipples farther apart, the more unattractively they flatten out when lying in this position. Effects You Can Achieve With the Breasts Both the angle and the pose emphasize the breasts. Special attention to the curves brings out the softness and fullness of the breasts Both the angle and the pose emphasize the breasts....

Try this technique to increase the force even more

Alectrosaurus

Flying liquids like sweat and spit along with dirt Force and the sensation of speed can be expressed differently based upon the space they are in. Hair that dances in the air and clothing that flutters, as well as flying blood and sweat can become effective items for expression. flying liquids like sweat and spit along with dirt 5. Looking at the Opponent - Line of Sight Whether the character's face is pointing towards the opponent or not, follow the method of not averting the eyes from the...

And Have Full Porms

How Draw Faces For Beginners

The lips and jaw can hardly be drawn convincingly without an understanding of the muzzle and how it works. Beginners draw the mouth as if it lay on a flat plane. The curve of the teeth in the rounded jaw must be considered, and the fullness of the lips themselves must be felt. fixed in its relationship to the rest of the face, and all the movement takes place in the lower jaw. The curve of the upper teeth remains unchanged and is affected only by the viewpoint. The dropping of the lower jaw may...

Infancy To One Year

Reaching Hand Drawing

The general character of the baby's hand docs not change substantially during the first year. The fomis arc still squat, square, and fleshy, with little strong delineation between forms. Both dorsal and palmar sides of the hand are palpable and chubby, with dainty shell-like fingernails. Yet the hands of a one-year-old child have begun to move with more certainty probing, seeking, feeling. The hand is the first form to project into and explore an unfamiliar world. The wo-year-old child is not...

The First Expression The Babys

The mentalis is a companion to most of the faces of grief. When someone cries, the mentalis frequently acts with the mouth-stretcher, risorius platysma. The chin-raising muscle alternately contracts and relaxes, bowing up the center of the lower lip and wrinkling the chin when it contracts top . On either side of the raised part, the stretched lower lip goes back to being straight. The contraction of the mentalis seems to appear almost every time we're sad, whether we're crying or not. Fifteen...

With a round face or a child with a slightly Jr longer face and pointy chin

Female Face Proportions For Drawing

Maintain distance between eyes and mouth. , For a somewhat baby-faced look, make the eyes larger. Round faces tend to look too large, so it helps to reduce the amount of hair 2. Tighten the distance between eyes and mouth. 4. Make the head larger by giving more volume to the hair In order to make a woman with a round face, large eyes, and big hair look more grown-up 1. Give her a long neck, and draw in the collarbone. 2. Draw her figure to adult proportions, i 3. Broaden the shoulders and...

Insan Anatomisi Karakalem

Animal Simplified Drawing

Note how in these drawings you are aware of the construction all around the head. 1 personally try to get the feeling that these are not outlines, but the edges of solid forms that 1 could slide my hand around. Do you feel as if you could pick up these heads with your two hands and that you would find them just as solid in back as in front That is what we arc working for just now. Plate 7 shows the action of the head on its pivot point at the top of the spine and at...

Complex Forms In Light

Drawing Light And Shadow

Careful study of this page will reveal tlie fact that any type of surface form can be rendered by duplicating the effect of light and shadow as they occur across that form. Every material or surface has a characteristic effect at any given moment. Every effect is made up of light, halftone, and shadow. If we study the subject and can define those elements clearly and can then fit them properly within the contours, we will have re-created ihc form and also die effect of die material of which it...

Constructive Sketches

Drawing Faces Eyes Nose Mouth

The head can be compared to the geometric shape of an ovoid and this, at the beginning at least, makes drawing it simpler, as far as proportions, as well as light and shadows are concerned. Notice how the two ovoids which represent the face and the skull can be superimposed. However, the roughly round shape of the head can also be divided into flat areas. As a whole, these 'surface planes', are useful for concisely shaping areas of light and shadow. Try drawing surface planes on to photographs...

Crying Closedmouth

The adult face above looks more upset than the face of the young girl opposite because the eyes are more compressed. If you cover the eyes, the difference between these two faces is less dramatic. If you cover everything but the eyes, the difference remains. In profile, these are key landmarks A. Lowered, contracted brows creating ridge above eyes note projection on outline. B. Mouth corner pulled back into face. C. Mentalis flattening and roughening chin, pushing out lower lip and creating...

The Bones

Head And Cervical Vertebrae Sketch

The shape of the skull determines by and large the external morphology of the head and can be divided into two parts the brain case and the facial block, which comprises several bones tightly joined together to achieve a solid structure. The only mobile bone is the jaw. If you get the opportunity to observe a real skull or to buy a plastic one, practise drawing its main outline. Render it from different visual angles, as I have shown in these quick sketches, and apply the principles of...

Head And Hands

Expressions Facial Muscles

The depression between these muscles may account for a dimple in the middle of the chin. They also cause the chin to buckle into little bumps in some expressions. When you are studying the muscles of the face, get in front of a mirror and give them a good working over. From that and from these drawings you will learn a great deal about expression and the why of it. Give some consideration to the muscles of the neck, for you usually have to draw a head on a neck. The two...

Front View

Drawing Face View Anime

Make sure that the hp is not as wide asthe shoulder. If you want to make the cha-acter locks like a super mode I the n ma ke th e wa et th in a rd t he sh ould er sh ould be w rJer t han the h ip an d the leg shou Id be n ice a nd lo ng. Drawing the front view is h side rtha n drawing the side view and the back view. Th efront view shows everything about th e character's appe aran ce to her characte ristic s Below is an e lt ample of drawing a frontv lew. The character is drawn turn a bits ide...

Portraiture

Horseshoe Shaped Upper Jaw

Was it she, or was it her portrait painter A most peculiar-looking effect occurs when the eyes fall higher than halfway up the head. The woman might have looked this way, but a far more likely explanation is that the artist an early American painter inadvertently left out part of her forehead. Taking a bit off the top is the most common of all errors in portraiture. head makes a sharp break with the upper plane it's just slightly below the actual top. From here the skull is...

Coloring the Hair

Draw Manga Hair

Black with white highlights Layered screentones Black with white highlights Layered screentones What are the secrets to drawing faces in profile Based strictly on bone structure, it is strange for the eyes to be set too far back from the nose, but in drawings, such a style may still be perfectly acceptable. There are many different ways in which the eyes, nose, and mouth can be distorted or exaggerated to good effect, so you can develop your own style without being too worried about actual bone...

PLATE Proportions of the little girls head

Little Girl Head Drawing

The proportions of the head are practically the same in little girls as in little boys. Little girls are characteristically wider at the eyes and the jaw and chin are rounder. Very often the crease of the upper lid hardly shows over the eye. All the lines of contour are usually rounder in girls. Knowing this helps you make a little face more feminine blocky or squarish forms give a little boy a more rugged look. In little girls the forehead tends to be higher at an earlier age than in boys....

Perspective

Human Figure Perspective Sketch

Perspective is a graphic method which helps to represent spatial depth on a flat surface. Therefore, to be represented correctly, the head too needs to be drawn like any other object bearing in mind the rules of perspective. The diagrams shown below will be enough, I think, to remind you of some of the basic principles, such as the horizon line, the viewpoint and the vanishing points. If you imagine the head within a cube whose edges touch its most protruding points, you will find it easy to...

Human Face Sketches

Rendering Human Body Pencil

Now, to show you how to put together everything you've learned so far, the artist draws a front view of a complete head. He starts out with the traditional egg shape and visualizes the neck as a slightly slanted cylinder. For symmetry, he draws a vertical guideline down the center of the egg. Then he adds horizontal guidelines for the brow, eyes. nose, and mouth. He divides the eye line into five different parts two of these parts will become eyes, of course, but the space between them...

Anger The Face Of Rage

How Sketch Shouting Mouths

Though the eyes vary little in rage, the mouth takes a variety of positions. In every case, the upper lip is lifted in a sneer, exposing the upper teeth. The lower teeth show as well, either by the dropping of the lower lip or by the sideways stretching of the lower lip. The net effect is always the same a squarish mouth, bristling with teeth and with a strong sense of a snarl, framed by continuous nose-to-chin folds. This man is putting a lot of energy into whatever he's saying. In ordinary...

Back V

Human Positions Drawing

If you analyze a frontal view of the torso you will find that this part of the body comprises the pectoral muscles, a set of thick, wide, pentagonal muscles set in pairs, which expand or contract when the arms are raised or lowered. Notice the distribution of volumes, the profile and expansion of the thorax, from the front and the back, and how the shoulders insert themselves into the thorax in different positions depending on the view.The neck gives the torso a great expressive quality, and...

Zygomatic Minor Third Branch Of Sneering Muscle

Where The Zygomatic Major

The action of the zygomatic minor is involuntary it appears only when we're sad, not otherwise the other two branches of the sneering muscle are under our conscious control . When it contracts, pulling from B , it creates its own signature wrinkle, the little floating crease in the middle of the cheek A . This crease marks the insertion of the muscle into the skin. The zygomatic minor also squares off the lip which is also stretched by the risorius and pushed up by the mentalis here and bunches...

The Head i

Drawing The Head And Figure

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Drawing Dogs

Drawing Dogs

Here is the hunting animal on the job with tail cocked, nose alert for scents, muscles tensed for constant action. The artist began by completely drawing in the dog's outline and indicating its more important muscle, tendon, and bone structures in the torso and legs. At this stage, he was most concerned with getting the animal's shape, proportions, and attitude as correct as possible. 2. Here, the artist was concerned with values. Since this is a short-haired dog, the values will be closely...

Human Bodies In Motion Punch In The Face

Drawing Bodies Motion

Change the direction of the face and body Only the direction of the face changes while the body still remains facing forward. However, the impact will cause the body to lean a little towards the opposite side that was hit. A long, wind-up variation. Bending the attacked-character's body like a bow, lets the reader imagine that the blow delivered to the chin was powerful enough to raise the entire weight of the body. Be sure and show the attacked-character's jaw even if attacked directly from...

How To Draw Manga Clothes

Draw Manga Faces Turned

Maybe if I add ink it will look better. Maybe if I add ink it will look better. Draw because you like it. Never forget the pleasure of creating and drawing. The essence of improving your manga is to have fun doing it. The only way to improve is to use your eyes. Get to the bottom of what and why things don't look right and fix them. Get to the bottom of what and why things don't look right and fix them. It's hard to admit your own mistakes. But you won't be able to improve as an artist unless...

About This Book

Extreme Facial Expressions

Curiously, there have been very few books on the subject of facial expression for the artist. To my knowledge, the last one was Sir Charles Bell's Essays on the Anatomy of Expression in Painting, published in 1806, and it wasn't a terribly good book in the first place. Many more recent drawing books have included short sections on expression without shedding much useful light on the matter. In fact, artists familiar with such sources have generally had the good sense to prefer their own...

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Charcoal Drawings Steps

Tlic point of the hard charcoal pencil Lists longer than the point on a medium or soft pencil, and so the artist continues to work with it to draw the precise shapes of the eyes, nose, mouth, checks, jaw, and chin. Now you can see both lids, the concave corner of one eye socket, the exact shape of the nostril, the winglike shape of the upper lip, and the full, squarish lower lip. Having defined the features, the artist scribbles the point of the hard pencil lightly over the tonal areas...

Drawing Facial Expressions

When crying fades, the muscles of a sad face gradually relax. First to go is the mouth-stretching risorius platysma, then the eye-squeezing orbicularis oculi. As the latter goes slack, the cheeks lose their fullness and the lower lid its tension. What lingers is the pout and the grieving brow. Eventually, even the pout relaxes, leaving the twisted eyebrow as the only sign of the last stage of grief. The sad faces on this page have unhappy-looking brows and strong pouts. Though her pout is quite...

Zygomatic Major More Views Of Its Action

Chin seems larger because of moving up of lips. Under-the-lip crease disappears. The first stage of a smile is the most elusive. We notice when the zygomatic major so much as twitches in the drawing of a weak contraction top left it's contracting a bit more than the minimum. The corner of the mouth is the first thing to change, rising above its neutral point A . The corner does not move by much before the cheeks swell and dimples appear it doesn't change by much before the whole LBL begins...

How To Draw Portraits Step By Step

Step Portrait Drawing

Drawing the nose in profile, the artist carefully follows the horizontal guidelines that locate the eye and the base of the nose. He draws the brow and the eye at the same time to establish an accurate relationship between the features. The eye is just above the bridge of the nose and aligns with the concave curve beneath the brow. The back end of the nostril wing lines up roughly with the forward edge of the upper eyelid. The nose itself is drawn with just a few straight lines and a...

Levator Labii Superioris The Openmouthed Sneer

Lips Drawing Step Step

People with arched upper lips form an important minority group, like left-handers. The arch may be fairly high A or lower, with only a tiny gap between the lips. The center part is never more than one-third the length of the upper lip, and side angles are not steep. The lower lip line is flat. The sneer occurs when the center is elongated and side angles are steep B . The lower lip is unaffected. If the pull of the sneering muscle, levator labii superioris, is...

Drawing a Cottontail Rabbit

Rabbit Pencil Drawings

The artist drew the outline of a rabbit squatting in a very alert position so it can feed without being disturbed. Note that all lines pertaining to the animal's proportions and actions are included. The eye is somewhat more finished off than the rest of the features. To indicate folds and breaks in form, the artist used dark strokes. 2. With short brisk strokes, the artist shaded in all the fur making sure to follow the patterns of the forms and muscles. There are no hard edges anywhere...

PLATE Constructing the female head

Drawing Female Head Proportions

The over-all proportions of the female head van- only slightly from those of the male head, but the bone and muscle structure Is lighter and less prominent. In commercial art feminine types with rather firm jaws seem to have more appeal than do the very rounded. Women's eyebrows are usually a little higher above the eyes than mens are. The mouth is smaller the lips are more full and rounded, and the eyes slightly larger. Do not stress the jaw and cheek muscles.

Head Face

Drawing the head and face is an intimidating prospect, because facial expressions change so quickly that capturing them precisely is a goal that only the most capable artist can attain. Hence, this section will devote no time to studying the action of facial features but will concentrate instead on the relationship of the head, considered as a volume, to the rest of the body. According to the law of proportion, the human head equals three and a half times the length of the forehead, so we will...

The Downward Gaze Vs The Closing

Gaze Diagram

The trickiest part of drawing the downward gaze is to not merely end up with a closed-looking eye. When the eyes simply close, the iris and pupil are covered in the process in the downward gaze, the eye leaves open a space large enough for the pupil to see through. This is accomplished by the bowing downward of the lower lid. A telltale crease, the signature fold for this action, appears below the lid as it moves. As the gaze drops further, the bow gets sharper and the crease deepens. The dip...

Zygomatic Major The Openmouthed Smile

In drawing the smile, the challenge is visualizing the third dimension while working in only two. The smile-deepened nasolabial fold, for example, swings outward at 45 degrees A , but at the same time it's moving backward opposite page . The reason the teeth, chin, and upper lip begin to darken B is that that's where they're turning to the side, away from the light. In this schematic representation of the planes of the smile, the front portion of the smile is relatively flat the sides angle...

The Female Torso

Female Body Line Drawing

From both the front and the rear, the relief of the female torso is less conditioned by the muscular structure than the male torso in it, the transitions between volumes are smoother. Two of the distinguishing features of the female torso are the lower shoulders and more prominent hips. This contour can be easily represented by two triangles joined by their vertices.These triangles should then round out their profile to achieve the curved lines characteristic of the female anatomy. A good...

PLATE Proportions of the schoolboys head

Girl And Old Car Drawing

Children between eight and twelve are more difficult to draw than either very young children or adults. The character of the head is pretty well established by this time, and some children have even taken on quite an adult look. But there is a trick to indicating this age group which is quite dependable. The eyes have moved up to touch the halfway line, and the space from the hairline to the top of the head is three-fourths of a unit instead of one-half unit as it is in the adult. In the adult...

The Ambiguous And The Clear

Only expressions in which both key areas eye brow and mouth are involved will communicate a clear emotional message. In the first face top only the mouth appears active, and the expression is ambiguous she might be yawning, taking a deep breath, singing, or pantomiming astonishment. The second face bottom , with activity in both key areas, is seen in just one way surprise. Not only do the active eyes complete the expression, but they change the way we look at the mouth. Cover the eyes and the...

Depressor Labii Inferioris The Lower Lip Curl

Depressor Labii Inferioris

From side view, it's clear how the action of the depressor labii inferioris pulls the lip out from the face, exposing the lower teeth. MOUTH RELAXED CONTRACTION OF RISORIUS The lower lip in the relaxed open mouth looks thicker, but is not curled out from face. Only tips of the lower teeth are exposed. In risorius contraction, a full row of lower teeth are exposed, but the lips are stretched and the mouth widens. Depressor labii inferioris, by contrast exposes lower teeth down to the roots,...

Human Child Body

Child Body Drawing

A baby's body features very rounded forms that show the folds of every joint. A child's head begins with two ovals, one for the upper skull, and another for the jaw and cheeks. As the child's body develops, the middle of the body descends. The middle of a baby's body is located at the navel, whereas the middle of a twelve-year-old's body is slightly above the pubic area. As the child's body develops, the middle of the body descends. The middle of a baby's body is located at the navel, whereas...

Part Ok ree SaUe leacls

Drawing Baby Faces

Dranvinc rabies is almost a branch of art in itself. Yet the illustrator and commercial artist may l gt c called upon quite often to include them in his work. Babies also make particularly attractive pictures for framing when they are well done, most families are delighted with them. If the baby head is understood, it is really no harder to draw than any other head, and sometimes not as hard. The reason is that the artist is dealing much more with construction and proportion than with anatomy....

The Brow Of Grief

Oculi Orbiculari Facial Expressions

Few forms are more suggestive of a particular emotion than the brow of grief is of sadness. The stretched mouth and clenched eye do not by themselves lend the face an unambiguous air of distress. The brow of grief does. The brow of grief is an action of restraint. In the most intense cry, the orbicularis oculi A is fully contracted, an action that triggers the corrugator B , the frowning muscle. When distress is less intense bottom , the pull downward on the brow is resisted by the middle...

Drawing Aayla Secura

How Draw Aayla Secura

Ever wanted to draw Star Wars characters and vehicles just like the professional comic book artists In this step-by-step series, Star Wars artists and illustrators show you how to draw some of the most beloved characters in the saga. The beautiful blue Twi'lek Aayla Secura not only fought in the rescue mission on Geonosis as a Jedi Knight in Attack of the Clones, but quickly moved up the ranks to General during the Clone Wars while stationed on the exotic world of Felucia. In Revenge of the...

Zygomatic Major The Openmouth Smile

Face Expression Virtual Sketches

The open-mouthed smile expressed as a pattern of light and dark, the light seen as falling from above. The deepest shadows are planes that undercut deep shadows also notch at lip corner and under top edge of upper lip. A shows the undercut of cheek, where the nasolabial fold is deepest. B shows notch and ropelike mound alongside C is a cartoon version of the same thing. This drawing isolates the frame that frames the laugh. The sense is of two ropes, starting where the nasolabial fold ends and...

Yht Studies

Value Study Manican Drawing

Set up a grouping of fruit or vegetables or flowers with a bowl or vase and any other objects whose form enhances your composition. Bear in mind all that you've learned about creating a good composition in planning your arrangement. Remember to make a series of rough pencil sketches of different arrangements to help you select the best. Make a pencil layout of the arrangement you've chosen, using accurate construction methods. Then render your composition in pen and ink. Be sure to omit all...

Portrait Studies

Drawing Face Pencil Peoples Eyes

In this section I have put together a series of portraits, some of which were done specially for this book, and others which were drawn previously. Almost all of them are studies for oil paintings or for more elaborate drawings and I chose them because the intermediate stages of implementation, more than the 'finished' works are the ones which show how to recognise and tackle the problems of composition, pose, anatomy and working technique. H, HB and 9B pencil on 30 x 40cm 12 x 16in paper. The...

The Nose

Life Figure Drawing Female

The nose is rather difficult to represent as it sticks out of the face and therefore its appearance varies depending on the viewpoint. Its pyramid-like shape is partly due to two small, close together bones and partly to cartilages, and this can be seen clearly on its dorsum. Observe the sketches shown on these two pages and practise drawing the nose in various positions, referring to photographs if it makes it easier to understand its structure. Notice that the dorsum moves away from the...

Drawing Muscles

Muscle Groups

On a manr the line of the cheekbone travels toward the nnouth, then appears to be cut off by a vertical facial muscle called the depressor anguli oris, On a woman, the line of the cheekbone doesn't appear cut off by the depressor anguli oris Here are the cheekbones that cause the aforementioned contours. The bottom haif of the forehead superciliary arch is quite pronounced Note the angular indentations and protrusions of the face, which are pronounced in the profile On a woman, the lines of the...

Method

Shadows The Face

In this chapter, up to page 37, I illustrate the stages one has to go through to draw a portrait. The method indicated is rather scholastic but useful to those new to portrait drawing. Once familiar with the elements which are essential to characterise a face, it will be easier and more spontaneous to move gradually from the first sketch to a more complex drawing and find your own, more immediate and personal, way forward. My advice is to do some of these exercises using live models and...

Anatomy Major Muscle Masses

Anatomy Drawing Face

The muscles of the head and face divide into four general groups the muscles of the mouth the muscles of the eye and eye socket the muscles of the jaw the superficial muscles of the scalp and face. The most important muscles are those which produce the larger surface forms, the visually prominent masses. Primarily, these are the muscles of the mouth and jaw. The eye and socket muscles are secondary. The others are minor, since they are barely seen. masseter raises jaw and clenches teeth. scalp...

How To Draw Anime Hands

Easy Anime Nose

The second part of the mouth section will show you how you can make your anime characters do certain action with their mouths. On the left side you have the mouth drawn with more details for drawing close up anime character's face, and on the righl side is the simplified version of it. Drawing a nose is not that hard, but just rememberthat an anime character always has a small nose. In general, if you have a large mouth then you should have a large nose and vice versa. Sometimes 3itists like to...

The Mouth analysis and structure

Drawing Human Body For Fashion Design

The mouth is made up of two moving parts, the smaller and broader upper lip and the larger and fleshier lower lip. Where the lips join corresponds to a point one-third across each eye AA' BB' . The trapezoidal sulcus is found between the nose and the mouth, its central axis dividing the mouth exactly into two equal parts. Sketches of mouths from different perspectives. Seen in profile the upper lip is more exposed than the lower. All of the visualizations are drawn with the help of lines of...

Eye Drawing Images

Fashion Designing Drawings Eyes

Once you have examined the overall structure of the head, you need to analyse carefully the individual details of the face, i.e. the nose, mouth, eyes and ears. It makes sense to be able to recognise the basic morphological, i.e. 'constructive' characteristics of each one, as by following them and precisely reproducing individual variations you will obtain a very good likeness. The eye is, perhaps, the most expressive element and it is therefore essential to draw it in the correct position and...

The Fashion Plate

Fashion Body Sketches

When you portray a human body it is necessary to remember that you are depicting something that is alive, and in the specific case of fashion design, it is fundamental to observe closely the typical movements which characterize the poses adopted by the models. They are movements which are supple, trim and nimble. The fashion model walks in a way that is absolutely unique, turns and swings her hips in a wonderful way, stops and poses in ways which defy gravity. The reaction to the gait of a...

Male and female bodies

Everything you've seen so far applies to both sexes. Although the illustrations show a skeleton with male proportions, the blueprint is the same for women. There is some overlap in the range of characteristics between the sexes, so keep in mind that everything you read here only applies to the average guy or gal. You'll find exceptions to every rule. Women have less muscle mass, and I'm probably risking my life by saying this more fat. Everybody stores fat almost all around their body, with a...

The Eyes

Human Ear Sketch

Having considered the analysis of the human body in the Greek canon and the fashion canon, let us move on to examine all of the anatomical components, beginning with the details of the face. The eyes represent the most emotive part of the face, because they assume an infinite variety of expressions which are capable of communicating the most varied feelings. In a face the eyes are certainly the most truthful reflection of a state of mind. It is not by chance that the first contact with another...

Forms of Skull

Cranium Three Quarters View

Examined in detail, the cranial mass takes on the appearance of a helmet, flattened at the sides, with a short, thick visor projecting in front. The helmet consists of five shapes fused together. On the frontal curve of the dome, we see the shell of the forehead frontal bone which rises to the mid-region of the crown. On top, we see the crown or vault of the dome parietal bone which partly covers the top, sides, and rear of the head. In back, we see the rear bulge occipital bone which encases...

Anime Body Drawing

Beginner Anime Drawing

Artime character's feet is probably the last thing you need to worry. Since you rarely see in manga or anime TV shows, because the feet is usually cover by the shoe. However, sometimes an artist need to draw the feet for certain scene. There are onty a few things you need to remember when drawing the feet. The first is that the female feet are always smaller than the male feet both length and width wise. The second is that the female feet 3re usually closer together where as the male feet are...