December 30, 2019

Drawing Faces is probably one of the most common reasons why someone starts drawing, yet it is also one of the most difficult things to do well. In this video I’m going to demonstrate what makes drawing Faces so hard, and how can you improve your skills to get better.

Here is a summary of things the tutorial will cover:

    • Observation Skills for drawing

    • Pinterest Tries on drawings

    • Complexity of portraits

    • Stylised vs Realistic Drawing

    • Anatomy and proportions

    • Fore-shortening and perspective

Do you struggle to draw Faces? Let us know in the comments below. 

If you do decide to take up the challenge to draw Faces, don't forget to post your work on social media using the hashtag #yesimadesigner. That way we can find it, leave you a comment and share!


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About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one-year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert. Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles.

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