How To Draw A Face
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How To Draw A Face: A Step By Step Guide

Want to learn how to draw a realistic face? You’re in the right place! We asked a professional illustrator to make this simple, step-by-step guide that will help you create an awesome face drawing. It makes drawing easy, even if you’re a beginner.

1. First things first. Get to know a face. I’m picking this nice-looking fellur.

2. Draw a circle. This will serve as your skull.

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3. Draw a second smaller circle below your skull. It should look like a Venn diagram turned on its side.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

4. Draw a third, even smaller circle underneath the second one. This will later serve as the bottom of the jaw.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

5. Draw a line connecting the bottom of your skull circle to the bottom of your jaw circle, forming a U-shape. This will later become the jaw and the cheekbones.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

6. Next, you’re going to draw your forehead which sits inside of your skull. The forehead should join your jaw and cheekbone line.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

7. Get rid your face “snowman” aka those circles you started out with.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

8. The next few steps will be a little mathematical so bear with me! Draw a line going down the center of your face.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

9. Then, come the top of your eyebrow line. This should fall at around the top third of your face.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

10. Here comes the line for the center of your eyes. This should sit a little bit above the half of your face.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

11. Draw another line below the half of the face. This will become the bottom of your nose, where the nostrils are located.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

12. Next up is your lip lines located underneath the bottom of your nose. This will measure the top and bottom of your lip so make sure you know how big your lips will be!

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

13. I’m gonna start off with the eye, so I’m drawing the bottom of my top eyelid here, which rests right on top of that center-of-the-eye line I drew.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

14. Now draw the bottom of your eyeball.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

15. Add in those fabulous eye details.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

16. Alright, next up is your eyebrow! Since I’m drawing a fellur with big brows, I’m making my eyebrow shape pretty large and in charge.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

17. Then, I’ll fill those in by drawing each individual eyebrow hair. I know, I’m a total masochist.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

18. Ok, erase that eyebrow guideline now.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

19. Alright, make your other eye now!

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

20. Here comes another circle which sits at the top of your nose line.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

21. Then you’re going to draw two smaller circles that sit partly inside the left and the right of your bigger center nose circle.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

22. Draw a small curved line which sits at the bottom or your center nose circle.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

23. Draw your nostrils! Located on either side of that line. They will be located around the center of each small nose circle.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

24. Next up, you’re going to draw the sides of your nose, two curved lines that sit outside those small nose circles. One to the left and one to the right.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

25. Erase your nose circles to reveal a legitimate looking bottom-of-the-nose!

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

26. Complete your nose by drawing some lines to illustrate that nice nose bridge.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

27. Next, comes the mouth. It’s best to first observe where your mouth line ends. The mouth I have ends just outside the sides of my nose. So I’m going to draw some mouth line guides there to help me out.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

28. Draw your mouth line.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

29. Now here comes your upper lip. Everyone has a different lip shape. Some people have bigger upper lips than they do bottoms and vice versa. My guy has a bigger bottom lip so I took that into account when I drew my mouth line.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

30. Draw that bottom lip.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

31. This is totally optional but I also drew a chin line (the top of my chin), which sits underneath my bottom lip.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

32. Ok, how is this dude going to hear without any ears? Let’s draw one. The top of your ear should almost be level with the top of your eye.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

33. Draw all those weird ear folds next.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

34. Repeat to form your other ear.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

35. Ok, now comes your neck (if you want).

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

36. Let there be hair! He’s certainly got a lot of it.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

37. For my next magic trick, I’m going to make that forehead line disappear! Now his hairline looks more natural.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face

38. Gasp, it’s the last step: Color it in! I ended up giving him blue hair because sometimes change is good.

How To Draw A Face
How To Draw A Face