I'm not sure where I first learned to draw a face, or learned that there was a "formula" to use to get things in the right place but I started drawing faces all the time. I have several small moleskine journals that are full of little faces. Today I'm sharing a few of them...
Here is a spread in a moleskine with eight faces...some I like, some not so much! More curvy lines except for that one on the top row, second from the right and the second from the left on the bottom row. I'm not sure what I was thinking with that block head!!And I didn't finish any of their eyes. I usually put a little spot of white but for some reason I didn't.
Sad as she seems, this girl has always been one of my favorites. I'm not sure why but I like her so much. I purposely elongated everything in this drawing. I especially like her wilted flower!! I have days when I feel like this!!
This girl didn't get finished either. I colored her face and stopped. Again, here are those curvy lines but no dots or circles!! When I first began drawing faces I always made the eyes too big. I've gotten a little better with that but I have to keep reminding myself.
The lesson here, is don't give up. If you've never drawn a face, give it a try. The first one may not be as good as you'd like but don't give up!! Keep practicing. Heads are not usually round, they're more of an egg shape. Eyes go in the middle of the head, and then measure down halfway and that's the tip of the nose; halfway again and you have a place for the mouth. These are just some loose ideas to follow. Play around with drawing faces. It's fun...and can be addictive!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more faces!