This entry was originally posted on  Monday, July 9, 2012

When drawing or painting the face, it is important to understand where things should be placed.

There are guidelines for drawing the ideal face.

For instance, the head is egg shaped with the eyes half way down or in the center of the egg.

The head is as wide as five eye widths with one eye width between the eyes.

And so on and so forth.

By understanding where these features are usually placed, it will become easier to see what makes a person’s face unique.

Is their nose just slightly wider than where it is placed on the ideal face?

Are their lips narrower?

Is their chin longer?

Referring to these guidelines will help you improve your drawing of the face and help you to capture the uniqueness of your sitter.

Leslie Lambert

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