Drawing the face and head can be done without perspective techniques, however, it comes in handy when drawing it in relation to other objects or people. It also is very effective in helping the artist draw the human face and head when it is on a slant or tilt. This is when drawing faces becomes difficult.
Physiognomists usually recognize five distinct types of profile: the convex, concave, perpendicular, convex-concave, and concave-convex. With each of these profile shapes there are different personality traits that these type of people usually have....find out how these profiles are classed in the following drawing tutorial.
Do you want to learn how to draw people? If so, learning how to draw the human face and head is a good place to start. But without some proper knowledge of simple measurements and proportions of a person's face, your drawings might look strange out of of proportions. That is what this article will help you with. You will want to bookmark this page and come back when you need to draw the human head and face. Below, find out how to draw the face in profile view (side view), three-quarters view (3/4), and front view.
In this drawing tutorial we are going to learn a technique for drawing a person's face in profile view (that is, in side view). This is an easy way to figure out where to place the facial features on the face. However, today, we won't be going into the fine details of drawing the facial features - such as, the eyes, nose, and mouth...we are just showing you where to place them.