Realistic Face Drawing Lesson

Artist: Dawn / July 12, 2016

Step 1.

Begin by drawing the facial guidelines and guide shape for the head/face.

Step 2.

You will use the guide to draw the actual face structure for your realistic face. Also, draw in the ear shape too as well as the hairline.

Step 3.

We will now utilize the facial guidelines to draw in the face. Start with the big eyes. Use your pencil to sketch out the shapes of the eyes along with the long thick lashes. Once that is complete you can move on to the eyebrows. Draw in the nose and   

Step 4.

Finish off the eyes by sketching in the pupils and iris' followed by the creases for the lids. We will then add some shading along the top portion of the nose where the brows are. When that is finished go ahead and add shading under the nose and arou   

Step 5.

Sketch out the long shape of her neck, then begin the sketching process of creating the hairstyle. I chose to do a long, feathery look. Add the strand detailing lines as well.

Step 6.

To finish it all off and to give it that realistic look, you will need to sketch in the shading. This will add volume, definition and texture to the realistic face. Erase the guides before you tackle this step.

Step 7.

And here is what the end results look like when you're done. Now you can either add some color, or just submit your finished drawing for others to see.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: July 12, 2016
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Tags: how to draw faces, how to draw girls, art sketches for beginners
Description: Up next folks we will be turning to the realistic side of things. I was feeling really inspired to create a couple realistic drawings or sketches of some art like a face and a wolf (which you will see later). To begin, here is my take on a realistic face drawing in the form of a pretty girl. The girl's face is a cross between anime and a regular person. I love how it came out because it is so bright, alive and the expression is so pretty. So go ahead and enjoy drawing a realistic face and I will be back with my other tuts.