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    How to Draw a Face : Step-by-Step Guide and Tips.

    How to Draw a Face : Step-by-Step Guide and Tips.

    When learning how to draw a face, it's important to know that mistakes are inevitable. You'll need to make corrections as you go, so keep an eraser handy! Make sure to look at the features of your face and compare them to a reference image. This will guide your sketching process and illuminate the correct placement of facial features. Your Repaper graphic tablet is the best tool there is to achieve a nice face drawing on the sketchbook and then improve it on the computer.

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    Drawing a human face is about practice

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    Drawing made by @belendizjuncal with the Repaper graphic tablet

    When you want to learn to draw a human face, the first thing that you need to do is practice. There are many things that you need to consider, such as the proportions of the face. Even though all faces are different, they all contain the same elements. The differences are more noticeable with different ethnic backgrounds, so you should practice drawing from a variety of sources, including photos and live models. Keep a sketchbook with you at all times, and the more you draw, the better you will become.

    Once you learn the basics, the next step is to break down the human face into sections. This will allow you to focus your time on different parts of the face. For example, first, you may focus on drawing the nose, mouth, and eyes. Then, you may focus on other features of the face.

    Drawing eyes the proper way

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    Drawing made by @belendizjuncal with the Repaper graphic tablet

    To draw a face that looks natural, get the eyes right. It's easy to misread the shape of a face if you don't know the correct proportions of the eyes. Using the eye-and-a-half rule is a great way to create the right proportion. The nose is about an eye and a half long.

    The first step in drawing the eyes is to measure them. Measure the width and height of the eye and add the same amount of space to the outer edge of the eyelids. Then, draw the second eye. Remember that the eyelids are symmetrical, so using the eye measurements will help you match the face proportions and create believable expressions.

    Drawing mouth properly

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    Drawing made by @belendizjuncal with the Repaper graphic tablet

    One of the most noticeable features of a person's face are their lips. Some people's lips are glossy and smooth, while others are full of tiny fissures. It's important to pay attention to the color and shape of the lips when you're sketching. Lip skin is reflective, so you should also consider how it reacts to light.

    The mouth must be positioned correctly on the face. You have to align the bottom lip with the bottom horizontal line to make the lips sit on the face properly. Make sure to draw light pencil traces. You also want to remember to place the depression between the upper lip and the nose in the second spacing of horizontal lines from the bottom.

    Getting the nose right

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    Drawing made by @belendizjuncal with the Repaper graphic tablet

    The nose should sit in the lower half of the face. The bridge should be at about the midpoint. The right placement of the nose will make the face appear more natural. The length of the nose should be about the same as the width of the eyes. A good sketching guide will teach you how to draw different nose shapes.

    In order to draw a realistic nose, it is important to draw it in a light tone. This will help you understand its basic shape and proportions. Next, trace the outline of the nose and define its shape.

    Touch up your digital drawing using photoshop

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    Drawing made by @belendizjuncal with the Repaper graphic tablet

    From the digital output of your Repaper graphic tablet, use Photoshop to isolate and adjust facial features. In portrait photos, this can be done using the Adjust Facial Features tool. With this tool, you can mask off specific areas of the face and manipulate the facial features using distortion techniques. Since Photoshop works with pixels as if they are elastic, it can stretch, expand, push and bend them.

    First, you need to choose a layer to isolate facial features. Photoshop allows users to hide everything except for pixels they want to see. To isolate the mouth, click on a layer and set the Foreground color to white. Then, paint into the area to reveal a readjusted mouth. You can also adjust the brush size and hardness to achieve an accurate result. In this way, you can quickly isolate facial features without having to reveal every pixel from the previous layer. Once you have completed the process, you can use it in post-production to make the features more precise and more believable.

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    How to draw a portrait? Easy Tips and Tools for Beginners

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