How to Draw a Face – Proportions

Outline

How to draw the basic proportions of a face is very important. In this video I explain how to get the proportions of the face correct using little cards cut to the width of the eye, length of the nose and the top of the nose to the chin. These proportions will 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.

The drawing of the face also covers how to make the eyes look alive by leaving a white spot on the pupils. It also covers basic shading as well.
This video is suitable for primary school children and students in high schools or secondary schools as well as absolute beginners to drawing.
Links to other useful face drawing tutorials are listed here:
Learn How to Draw a Nose
Find outHow to Draw an Eye
DiscoverHow to Draw Lips

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