3 Easy Ways to Paint Human Face
Many people who say drawing or to paint human face are difficult, but have they ever tried it to succeed before saying that?
There are many ways to paint that you can try. But before continuing to become proficient, let us learn to paint from the ground first.
The face is a part of the human body that has many expressions, this makes it provide many variants and difficulties when we paint. Therefore many suggest when trying to paint, try to paint from the face before we can learn other parts of the body.
In addition, the face is the most frequent part of being used as an object of developing visual abilities in realist drawing. Therefore it is very important to learn to paint faces.
Following this, I will review it into 3 methods that you can practice at home.
The First Method, Painting a Woman’s Face
A woman’s face is one that must be learned first because the difficulty in drawing is more difficult than that of men. This is because a woman’s face is full oval but seems round afterwards.
Make an oval object as the edge of the face you are about to draw. More like an ovate with the position upside down, somewhat rounded at the top and forming a slightly oval line that shrinks at the bottom.
Now make two intersecting lines that intersect each other in the middle of the oval object that stretches vertically and horizontally. Try to put it right in the middle so you cut it in balance. This line will make the oval object into four parts.
After placing two lines above. Now you make two horizontal lines that are located below the first horizon line. The aim is as a helping line in making nose and mouth. Draw the nose and mouth in such a way as seen in the example.
After completing the drawing of the nose and mouth, we now turn to drawing the eye part. Make two circles in the middle of the top horizontal line so that the circle looks cut into two parts.
The purpose of drawing the circle is to make the two most important parts of the eye a pattern, the eye socket. The upper part of the eyebrow and the lower part of the circle as cheekbones that support the eyes.
Now we draw the eye area. Make an eye shape in the middle of the circle [see picture]. To make it easy to balance the shape of the eye you want to get, you can use a protractor ruler.
Next is to draw an eyeball. You can place this section in the direction of the vision where the object you are about to view is seen, but still remains in the eye area, yeah guys.
When you have finished you draw a small picture like drawing the eye area, but it is located between the eyeball and the eye area. We will make this as the area of the eyelid later.
Drawing eye sketches is complete, now we try to give life effects by giving fine lines under the eyes and at the meeting point of the eyes and nose.
Now we turn to drawing ears. Drawing the ears outside the face’s oval line. The bottom must be parallel to the nose line, you can use the help lines that you have made before. Then for the upper limit of the ear, match the eyebrow boundary. Also make sure that the ear you are drawing is flat to the side of the head.
The basic sketch of the face we have made, now we try to make the sketch look more real by adding hair. You can create it according to you, but as seen in the example, you can point your hair parallel to your nose to look neat.
Continue to draw the neck. How to draw a neck by drawing a line from the meeting point of the bottom horizontal line you made earlier with the oval line that formed the face of the face. For more details, please see the picture.
If all the above processes have been completed, we will continue to emphasize the image of the sketch we made. Repeat the face shape like eyes, lips, nose, ears and hair. Also give a shading effect in the lower part of the image to make it look more real. The firmer the line you repeat, the image you produce will look more old.
For maximum results, you can also add other accessories or add a portion of the body or clothes worn according to your wishes.
For the final you can delete the help lines that you have used earlier so that the finished image becomes visible
The Second Method, Painting the Face of Men
You have already practiced and started to paint a woman’s face. Now it’s time for you to switch to drawing or painting a man’s face. Make a picture of a man’s face using a round bottom line.
Draw a circle on your sketch sheet. If you have trouble you can use the term or other tools.
Drag the vertical line that divides the circle. This line can be positioned in the middle or on the right or left, because its usefulness is to provide confirmation of the face where it will lead when we draw.
After the circle is drawn, pull a small line for the cheeks, chin and jaw. (view image)
From the small lines, create a sketch for the appearance of the nose, eyes, ears and mouth. You can create your own expressions if you want. But for this time you can arrange it with a flat expression or smile.
Enter the hair drawing area. Design a scratch for the design of the hair you want to create. For example what is in the picture.
After it’s finished, it’s time for you to reinforce the design of the face sketch you’ve painted earlier. Create fine lines around the area of the face using a pencil that has been sharpened so that fine lines create life effects.
Clarify again the important parts in the face image such as eyebrows, eyes, nose, and ears using a pencil that is stronger for example with a pencil 6B and above.
Finishing stage. Remove all the remaining sketches of the face to produce the full picture you want. Then a simple but quality face painting is created from the stroke of your hand.
You can also color it to increase your passion for drawing again. Also try to use the right color composition.
You can also add shadows with fine lines from a pencil at some rather dark spots to make it look more alive.
Third Method, Drawing Free Faces
This time we will try to draw with the merging technique that we have studied earlier, but still will produce a good image that you want.
First, make a basic drawing for the head. Now you can draw it in the shape you want. Can be in the form of a square, round, and so on.
Second, like the previous method that you practiced. Make a help line to determine the place of the nose, mouth, eyes, and ears.
Add the second help line to adjust the shape of the body part that we want to draw earlier.
From the help lines that you have loaded, start sketching for the shape of the nose, eyes, mouth and ears.
After finishing, please add a sketch for hair details. You can create a hairstyle that you want.
The sketch has already been formed, now you just have to reaffirm the sketch by repeating the lines that have been made. And also by adding shadow effects on each dark side so that the image you create looks 3-dimensional.
You can use a 5B pencil and also 8B to adjust the thickness. The larger the number of pencils eats the more firmly the lines are produced.
You have completed the detailed picture, now clean the help lines that you created earlier with the eraser.
The final process is that you can color the image you created earlier with the appropriate color. You can also maximize your pencil mix to provide super black and white 3D colors without having to use colored pencils though.
That’s an easy way to paint faces. The basic part of drawing before completing other parts of the body or other objects. Hopefully it can help in the future in drawing other objects. Always mix with your imagination, friend.
* All of the above images are taken from Wikihow
Human Face Examples