How to Sketch a Face

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STEP 1. Once again draw those famous guidelines that will help you with mass and facial features. The vertical line helps you with the eyes. The horizontal helps you with centering the face. Sketch them lightly so you can erase easier later.   STEP 2. This time draw in the eyes and lower part of the nose. Now you don't have to do all three faces. If doing three is overwhelming, focus on one face and do it step by step.   STEP 3. Draw in the frame of the face and jaw. The head shape is very important giving correct mass for the next step of drawing the hair. Don't forget the neck. Get the eyebrows, feather them in and draw the upper mouth. You'll find sketching in the hairline adds more likeness to the people. The circular line around the young girl's head represents the beginning of her cornrows.   STEP 4. You've got the jawlines, head shape, most of the face and neck. Now is the time to tweak and tweak some more. Let us add those glorious ethnic hairstyles that makes our melting pot of races so beautifully unique. We have the gorgeous long hair of our handsome Souix Indian. I have always been mesmerized by the beauty of the Geisha girl. And who wouldn't be charmed by our sweet girl with cornrows. Don't worry, in the next step I'll give a quick how to do braids and cornrows to add texture to your great drawing.   STEP 5. Here is a quick tip on different types of hair. In the picture follow the arrows. They represent the direction of the strokes. You can practice this now or later. Straight, a curl, cornrows, or a single braid is just a few ways different ethnic groups have styled their hair.   STEP 6. Oh for the beauty of it all. Look at the face(s) you created! You've erased all those guidelines and turned out a creative piece of work. Be proud my friend and keep deepening the shadows. Use your rubber kneaded eraser to add those gorgeous highlights. Keep it up, you're just about done.   STEP 7. Here is the product of all your hard work. You have added shine to the hair. Even the details of the headdress pieces and the Japanese lettering is drawn. You are GOOD! Keep that picture and use it for reference. Also have you guessed which two races I represent? Let me know and I'll tell you which ones I'm related to. Thanks for checking out my tutorial!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7.