Gather the Necessary Supplies
Before you can start to draw a realistic face, you have to make sure you have the right supplies. You will need a few different art supplies like drawing pencils, paper, eraser, and a kneaded eraser. The pencils you choose should vary in hardness. You will need a 4B, 6B, and a 2H pencil. The paper should be a heavy weight drawing paper. Now that you have all the supplies you need, you are ready to draw a realistic face.
Sketch the Basic Shapes
To start drawing a realistic face, it helps to draw the basic shapes first. Start by sketching a circle for the head, then draw the jaw line and the chin. Add two small circles for the eyes and draw a curved line for the nose. Sketch a line for the mouth and draw two small circles for the ears. Once you have the basic shapes established, you can start to refine your drawing. You can also use references to help you draw the face more accurately.
Add the Finishing Details
Now that you have the basic shapes and proportions in place, you can start adding the finishing details to your drawing. Start by refining the facial features. Use a 4B pencil to shade in the eyes and nose. You can use a 6B pencil to draw the eyebrows and lips. Use a 2H pencil to draw the hair and the facial contours. Make sure to use the kneaded eraser to clean up any unwanted pencil lines.
Shading the Face
Shading is an important part of creating a realistic face. Start by using the 4B pencil to shade in the eyes, nose and lips. Shade in both the light and dark areas of the face. Use a 6B pencil to add shadows and darken the hair. Make sure to blend the shadows with a blending stump or a cotton swab. This will help to create a smooth, blended look.
Highlights are an important part of creating a realistic face. Use a 2H pencil to add highlights to the eyes, nose, and lips. You can also use a white pastel pencil or a white charcoal pencil to add highlights. Make sure to blend the highlights with a blending stump or a cotton swab. This will help to create a realistic look.
Once you have finished drawing and shading the face, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Use a 2H pencil to outline the face and make the facial features look more defined. You can also add a few details like eyelashes and eyebrows. Finally, use a kneaded eraser to clean up any unwanted pencil lines. Now you have a realistic face drawing!
Drawing a realistic face is not as difficult as it may seem. It just takes practice and patience. With the right supplies and a little bit of practice, you can learn how to draw a realistic face. All you need to do is gather the necessary supplies, sketch the basic shapes, add the finishing details, shade the face, add highlights, and add the finishing touches. With a little practice and dedication, you can create a realistic face drawing.