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 and illustrator. In 2012, she took an entire year off to study Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just 6 months, she started freelancing and became a Certified Photoshop Expert. She has worked as an in-house graphic designer for brands such as Toni&Guy, Renaissance Learning and Baker Ross.

She also owned a physical stationery shop selling her art prints and now focuses on selling digital art prints online under the name HerDesignWorld

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