Here's a tutorial on how to draw
a girl's face. Just for fun...
you can click on any picture
for a larger view.
Start with a U-shape--
the top ends are flared out a bit
instead of parallel.
Add a short diagonal line in the center
of the U- top to bottom and left to right.
Mine is a tiny bit below center...that's ok.
This is the nose. Trust me. It will work out.
Add some curving lines above the nose for
the tops of the eyes. They curve up a bit at the
outside edges...suggesting eyelashes.
Then add a black dot under each eyelid, and a few
extra eyelashes on each side. Make sure each
dot is on the same side of the 'eye.' Both on
the right, or both on the left, or both in the center.
Add a flattened "M-shape" beneath the nose
for the upper lip.
Add a flattened U-shape beneath the upper lip
to create the lower lip. Add eyebrows above the eyes.
The beginning of the suggestion of hair. I chose
a side part for her hair style. And I prefer
asymmetrical. Too perfect and the same on both
sides just doesn't look right to me...
Add another curving line for the top of the hair, and
some shorter curving lines to suggest the part
in the hairstyle. Notice how high up
the hair goes. The eyes should end up
being half way between the chin and the top of the head.
A common distortion that beginners make is that
they don't draw enough space or volume
between the top of the eyes and the top
of the head.
Add a few more squiggly, curvy lines
for additional hair, extending the lines
you originally drew.
Add lines to portray the neck. These are
placed beginning/touching the jaw line, and
placed below/at about the center of the eyes.
Add more undulating curving lines for hair,
varying the curls at the end of the strands.
It's more interesting if some curve out
and some curve in.
That's it! You've drawn a cute
female face, and it wasn't hard. Just
keep practicing and have fun. You could
add shading or color, flowers in her hair,
or even a halo. Let me know how you do
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Elizabeth for T Tuesday. Sharing my
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