Using A Grid Technique To Get Face Proportions Correct
This is a nice informative step by step tutorial for the beginner artist revealing how to establish the correct proportions for facial features by using a grid method to align them.
The instructor has decided to use Photoshop to draw and convey his theory and begins by drawing a long vertical line down the centre of the face straight through the middle of the young woman’s nose, forehead and chin. This instantly divides the face and gives him a foundation to work from. By placing two identical lines at the side of either nostril it then becomes more apparent how the eyes are placed and proportioned in relation to the nose, and without this method some artists, especially beginners may struggle to see this.
The video continues with a series of horizontals and more verticals with expertly guided narrative to back the theory and technique up. A great tutorial for anybody interested in knowing the basic fundamentals for drawing portraiture.