Facial Features

How to Draw an Ear with Piercings

At some point early in every artist’s development we find ourselves asking someone how to draw people. People are commonplace, ever present, a subject of constant fascination. We see them beautifully depicted by the Masters, simplified as superheroes, and used as a canvas of infinite imagination by concept artists and designers. But drawing people is hard. This is because people …

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Drawing the Nose in Colored Pencil

Alright guys, you know the deal. For some reason I’m back again. Well if you think about it, there’s no way I could just do a tutorial on colored pencil for the eyes and just leave it at that. Couldn’t leave you guys feening for more, so I had to come back to do another facial feature with the colored pencil …

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How These 16 Very Different Sketches of Lips Can Help You Draw Them

What can 16 dissimilar sketches of lips tell you about how to draw lips? Well, if you look at each one of the sketches in this article closely enough, it turns out that these lips have a lot to say. One of the best ways to learn how to sketch lips is to carefully study a selection of lips that have already …

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Drawing Eyebrows like a Boss!

You know those furry things that live just above your eyelids? Yes, the eyebrows! Each eyebrow is as unique as a fingerprint— no two are exactly alike. This helps make us all unique and fantastic creatures of nature, but it can cause a real headache if you are just learning to draw faces. There are “tricks” that I like to …

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Draw an Eye with Colored Pencils

OK kiddos, it’s time for another art lesson! Before I start, let me get some preliminaries out of the way. First off, I need to apologize for how the picture came out. This post is about drawing an eye in colored pencil, but you’re barely going to see any color. My scanner didn’t pick up the color that well. I hate …

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Don’t Leave These 15 Commonly Overlooked Details Out of Your Face Drawing

If you are the kind of person who identifies yourself as someone who cannot draw a straight line, then the idea of drawing a face may be a little daunting to you. The fact is, everybody has some basic level of drawing skill. I suspect that you are even more capable of drawing a face than you may realize. Let’s look …

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How to Draw Hair: Brunette and Blonde

The hair gods really love me. I mean, they really love me to let me write this article on hair. Let it be known that I’m no high, exquisite expert; but when it’s time to do the subject’s hair in either pencil, color pencil, or oil paint, I don’t play around. To me, hair is the ultimate expression. I even …

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This Childhood Shortcut Will Show You How to Draw Teeth

Of all the facial features that exist, teeth have to rank as one of the most challenging to draw. First of all, each tooth seems to have its own special shape. Not to mention there are so many of them! Teeth are very unique from one person to the next. The unique characteristics of teeth play a large part in …

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Listen Up to Learn How to Draw Ears

If you are not used to drawing them, ears can be very intimidating. I remember struggling for years to understand all of the ins and outs of the ear and being frustrated that I couldn’t draw one satisfactorily. Ears come in all shapes and sizes and are unique to each individual. Luckily though, ears don’t have to be any more …

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How to Draw Those Tricky Faces with Some Simple Tips

The human face is a very intriguing and inspiring subject. It is also one of the most challenging and scariest things to draw because it is so easy to produce a “bad” picture. When it comes to illustrating human facial features, beginning artists simply think that their work may not be good enough or fail to look “real” or authentic. …

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How to Turn Your Plainly-Drawn Lips into Realistic Lips

  When you draw lips, do they look like these? In this video and post, we will see one way to turn a simple outline of lips into a more realistic drawing. Of course, not all lips have the characteristic traits that I will use in this drawing. Use this post for guidance, but use a reference photo for whatever lips you choose …

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How to Draw Eyes of a Bride

Here we have a drawing of a bride, eyes wide and looking from behind a bouquet. The central focus will be on her eyes and how to draw them. Hopefully after giving this a try, you will learn to include all of the little details that bring the eyes to life. So refer to the reference photo below, as well …

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