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Paul Heaston on craftsy.com
Craftsy Instructor
Colorado, USA

Paul Heaston received his MFA in painting from Montana State University. He's also a correspondent for Urbansketchers.org, an internationally recognized website that showcases visual journalism. You ...

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Sandrine Pelissier on craftsy.com
Craftsy Blog Contributor
British Columbia, CA

Sandrine Pelissier is a Canadian acrylic, watercolor and mixed media artist. She is inspired by West coast landscapes but also enjoys life drawing and painting portraits. Her paintings seem to be ...

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Drawing the Human Face: A Primer

A PDF Digital Download by Paul Heaston and Sandrine Pelissier
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer
Drawing the Human Face: A Primer

Guide Details

Drawing the Human Face: A Primer is a free PDF guide available exclusively on Craftsy, featuring 25 pages packed with tutorials, tips and tricks from experts. Download it instantly for free now (you can even print it easily if you'd like) and enjoy it forever in the comfort of your home or even on the go.

Techniques Covered

These drawing tutorials and tips are intended for artists newer to drawing the human face, as well as those who are looking to sharpen their skills. Experience with pencil sketching is suggested, but not required.

Drawing the Human Face covers facial proportions, proper placement of features, accurately portraying eyes and lips, and incorporating shape and value into hair.

Learn About

  • Drawing a realistic head
  • How to draw facial features
  • Tips for drawing realistic eyes
  • How to draw lips
  • Drawing realistic hair

Suggested Materials

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper
  • Drawing pencils, including Conté crayons or charcoal, of various sizes