How to Draw a Face: PART 2 Basic Proportions



How to draw a face using basic proportions is very important because otherwise it will not look correct.. In this arts tutorial I explain how to get the proportions of the face correct by using little cards. Each card is cut to the width of the eye, length of the nose and the top of the nose to the chin. These proportions ensure that the eyes, nose, ears and mouth are in the right positions. The video explains that eyes are half way down the head. This very important, because so many people draw eyes near the top of the head. It is vital to make sure the top of the head is large enough to accommodate the brain.

If you are going to draw a face, understanding the basic proportions and size of elements such as eyes and ears is important. Other important details are covered. Eyes need to look alive, this can be done by leaving a white spot on the pupil. This art tutorial also covers basic shading as well. The drawing of hair will be covered in detail in the next video so check it out.

This video is suitable for primary school children and students in high schools or secondary schools as well as absolute beginners to drawing. Patreon PATRONS:

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