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.

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    1. I like the flat brush you used in painter 9 for the painting faces series, but I’m having trouble finding a similar flat, opaque brush in painter 12…any suggestions? It might just be that I don’t know how to change the brush preferences, but the flat pens/brushes mostly have an automated tilt that results in them rotating instead of remaining flat…I don’t know how to better explain…sorry..

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    2. I notice in your drawings that you just start from a contour and work your way in. have you every had a different approach or tried to get the general shapes of what your drawing first? you faces have a lot of character to them but your bodies seem to be flat and lacking structure.

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    3. Surely a skull can’t smile cos its bone and non flexible..a smile is the retraction of the muscular layer over the skull, A jaw can open on the side hinges but there’s no lateral movement.Also on your top down view I dont think you’ll find the eyeballs projecting out from the eye sockets to that degree.It looks as if the model is tilting his head back,The phrase youre looking for is low angle or up-shot. Thx for the vid

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    4. 08:55 when you add in the ears it actually looks a bit like Leonardo DiCaprio. But before that, definitely RoboCop. XDGreat tutorials, man! Very insightful. You have some pretty legit points. So glad I found this channel.

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    5. fuck man you should not be teaching technique. your method has no fucking guide at all, may have worked for you because of a lot of practice, but this is teaching people how to move their pen to make a face, not how to ‘draw’ a face/(anything).

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    6. when do u think ur drawing its finished? im still practicing and ur vids r awesome! when im drawing i always think i can do it better! but the prob is.. if i watch my drawing the next and the day after and so on i might change something. i know that a drawing cant be perfect but when do u stop to make changes?

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    7. are you not using any technical approaches like loomis or hampton? It looks like there is a damn amount of dull repetion going on until you have come to your “ideal” face.It looks like you are drawing with flat symbols (i know you actually don’t) based on something you have drawn a million times before that is why i’m wondering.

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