How To Draw Faces (Photoshop demonstration)
This art tutorial uses digital media package Photoshop to teach you how to draw a variety of faces and expressions.
Through the use of a tablet and pen the artist clearly illustrates how through a step by step process you can become confident enough to draw up characters and their characteristics. The tablet is becoming more and more popular amongst the more technically minded artist as it allows the same amount of control and accuracy as when drawing with a pencil but also provides hundreds of other options to help accentuate your drawing.
When understanding how to draw the human face it is extremely important to understand the underlying guidelines and drawing principles to achieve the correct proportions for the face. In this video there is emphasis placed on the positioning of the different features of the face, like how the eyes should be level with the ear unless the face is facing either upwards or downwards. Drawing the face without understanding the basic principles can drastically affect the final outcome of your drawing so take your time whilst constructing the basic shell of your face.
Bringing the facial features to life is another skill set all together and as with most things in life confidence and ability will grow through effort and time. So the more you apply yourself to a drawing the more you will get back in return. The fine details within the face are the most important to achieve a more life like resemblance for your drawing so don’t worry if the drawing takes much longer than you anticipated during these stages.
This video is extremely thorough and is extremely useful for the beginner artist as well as the more advanced to gain a more thorough knowledge of the concept for drawing the face. Most importantly though, just have fun with your drawings and practice practice practice.