face sketching. female w/ tutorial

face sketching

“What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.”
– Adam Braun

For now, I’m following tutorials to get the basic steps and everything, but more down the road, the goal must be, as Adam Braun once has said.

Diving into our imagination and feelings and then expressing them in the form we like the most. For me this obviously sketching and painting.

It is like learning to swim:
First we struggle to keep our head over water. Then someone comes and shows us how to swim. After that swimming is very easy and we can start exploring.

With love L.


The evolution of the female face with notes and tips

basic female face

this time I didn’t capture the first step – for this – click here.


Important:
female faces are usually more narrow.
this means after doing the circle at the beginning and then going half way down to mark the chin,
we don’t even go all half way down
but indicate the chin more up,
so that everything comes more together.


Also important:
you can still see the lines parting the face into different parts.
these are essential for getting the right proportions when doing the eyes, etc.


Now:
I was not feeling well at all with her face expression, so i changed something…

basic female face

can you see what I changed?


yes. right. the mouth.


her expression is already different, just by giving the lips a curvy way up at the end.
as you can see, small changes have a big impact on the big picture.

shading female face

the expression changed again, becoming more lively.


why?
by adding shading (nose, lips, hair, at the side of the face, neck), we’re giving more contrast, volume and diversity to the drawing, which makes it look more lively for our eyes.


speaking of eyes: for a detailed tutorial on how to draw eyes click here.

color shading I

I didn’t do that before but I felt that it would be nice to add some color.

female face complete

it actually made a huge difference, especially then I added the blue in the eye part.
wow.


be sure to check out RapidFireArt awesome in-depth video Tutorial on youtube.


I hope you enjoyed my notes and that you’re now also encouraged to express yourself 😉
often we’re actually better at something than we think,
we just have to try and do it 🙂

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