A great tip is if you want to draw something other than faces. Split the object into primitive forms like cubes and cylinders to get the crude shape
then focus on the shadows and details.
It will help you get the proportions and angles right.
That´s the best tip I ever got. It´s important that you use your pen as a measurement tool, not only for drawing. If you know and do these things,
you will wonder how much talent is in you.
If you want do draw faces, you have to know that the eyes are almost in the middle of the head.
-You start with the outlines of the face.
-Then you put the eyes a little bit over the middle.
-The distance between the eyes should be 1 eye width. Just draw the outlines, no eyebal yet.
-From the left eyebow, draw a line downwards to the left side tip of the nose.
-Draw a big circle for the tip of the nose and two smaller ones on each side.
-Do NOT draw a second line towards the other eye.
- Then focus on the chin. Use circles and ellipses.
-The mouth is the hardest part, you only hint the bottom lip. If you draw a imaginary line down from the nose-line, you should end up at the corners
of the mouth.
-The iris should be bigger than the outlines of the eye.
-Draw the outline of the ears.
-Hair comes at last.
I had a model to look at, it´s important that she/he feels comfortable, or else you won´t match the face. Bring the model to laugh or say funny
things or act a bit funny and make the model smile before you start to draw the outlines.
edit on 14-8-2016 by verschickter because: (no reason given)