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How to draw a face

So you want to know how to draw a face and head accurately? Maybe you’ve got a lot of different faces to draw, or just one in particular. Either way, when it comes to drawing heads nothing is set in stone as different characters have vastly different features. However, having a basic understanding of drawing and a grounding in head anatomy will enable you to confidently experiment – and these skills will definitely improve your drawings.

This page will show you how to draw a face, moving from initial drawings to using references containing different faces to draw, and sharing our specific techniques. Once you’ve conquered that, flip to page two to learn how to further your skills. We’ll  offer tips on how to draw a face with personality, including how to show different expressions. For more drawing lessons, see our roundup of excellent how to draw tutorials. Or if you’re looking for a classic tool to hone your line work, check out our list of the best lightboxes. But for now, grab a sketchbook or your Cintiq and let’s get cracking. 

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