How to draw a face

How to draw a face
(Image credit: Neil Edwards)

Have you always wondered how to draw a face but never known where to start? Then this is the guide for you. We understand that every face is completely different with many features ranging in shapes and sizes, but if you get a good grasp of the basics, you will be able to build up your confidence enough to help you experiment later down the line.

We are going to teach you how to draw a face step-by-step, starting with the initial structure and features and then progressing to emotions and details. We have included plenty of references and specific technique tips to help you along the way. And once you’ve mastered them, jump to our advanced section, where you will find more tips to help you draw expressive and characterful faces. 

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Neil is a comic book artist known for his work on Spider-Man, Dark Avengers and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, Justice League and Justice League United for DC Comics, and Dr Who and Assassins Creed for Titan Comics.