How to Draw a Female Face with Pencil

How to Draw a Female Face easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Pencil drawing tutorial for beginners and everyone.

How to Draw a Female Face with Pencil

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

To draw the female face and not to get the proportions wrong, you first need to sketch out the basic shapes. The human head is basically an upside-down egg. Sketch this geometric shape using almost invisible lines.

To check the symmetry of the drawing, you can sometimes look in the mirror. The mirror image of the woman’s face will show you all your mistakes at the same time.

Step 2

Now outline a vertical line that runs exactly through the center of the face. This line will help us not to confuse the proportions of the face. Now draw a horizontal line for the eyes.
Mark the contour of the eyes on this line. Their width is approximately equal to the distance between them. Distance between the eye line and chin, outline the nasal line. Draw the mouth line right below.

Step 3

Now let’s start drawing the woman’s face in detail. Starting with the eyes, carefully draw them according to the instructions drawn above. When drawing the eyes, remember to outline the tear glands. This will help your female face become more authentic and convincing.

Step 4

Now carefully draw the inner lines of the lower eyelid. Don’t forget that the eyelids have a thickness and by showing that thickness in your drawing you will look more natural. Right above the eye, draw the creases. These are the visible outlines of the sockets in which the eye resides.

Step 5

Now it’s time to draw the iris and the iris of the eye. Start by outlining the contours of the irises. The upper part of the iris should be slightly hidden by the upper eyelid. Next, draw the pupils exactly in the center of the iris. The iris, like the pupil, should be perfectly round.

Step 6

Use bold lines to draw the upper lashes. Don’t draw lower lashes. They are too small and light, and are barely visible on the face. Draw eyebrows right above the eyes. In the tradition of painting, it has evolved so that when artists painted women’s faces, they would make thicker lashes and taller eyebrows than when they painted a man’s face.

Step 7

Now, given the path that was sketched earlier, let’s draw the nose. Start at the tip of the nose, then gently draw the wings and bridge of the nose. Another difference in how to draw a female face is that the female’s nose is drawn slightly smaller than the male’s.

Step 8

Draw lips. First of all, draw the center line of the mouth, using the guide line outlined earlier. Now with smooth lines, draw the outline of the upper lip, and then the lower lip. A difference in the way of drawing female and male faces is that female lips are often drawn fuller than men.

Step 9

Draw the ears using smooth lines. The upper tip of the ear is level with the eyebrow and the lower tip is equal to the tip of the nose. Next, draw the contour of the jaw. To check if your drawing of a woman’s face is symmetrical, not only can you see it through the mirror, you can also move a short distance away from it.

Step 10

Draw the outline of the hair on the head. Use multiple long lines to draw the texture of the hair. Pay special attention to hair roots. There will be a bit more sugar here than the rest of the hair. The distance from the hairline to the bridge of the nose is the distance from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the nose.

Step 11

Now delete all the unnecessary guides from your female face drawing. To make the drawing look richer, let’s make details closer to us contrast a bit more than details a little further away from us. This will give the female face a sense of volume and realism.

Step 12

Draw the part of the girl’s hair with loose hair. Add more light lines in the direction of hair growth to create a realistic hair texture. Here you can add some additional details that are not included in our female face drawings, e.g. earrings, moles, etc.

Step 13

To draw a female face more vivid and voluminous, you need to draw a shadow. Using the fill feature, start painting shadows from the darkest areas, gradually moving into lighter ones. Don’t forget to darken the pupils, leaving the round highlights in them. This will liven up the look.

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