Hey there, I admire your work as an artist, so I thought I'd ask for some tips on how to draw faces from angles that arent front-on? :3
Hi! Thank you!
Sadly, I absolutely suck at giving advice or tips, because I just do it a certain way and hope for the best. So this is not a tutorial at all and I assume that you already have looked at some stuff before to figure out how to draw faces.
For this I’ll simply make a sketch to try to show you how I do stuff… So for this we need a volunteer.
Cas apparently doesn’t want to look at us, so hi Sam!
It’s easiest to work with references so you can always check back how it’s actually supposed to look whenever you need a bit of help.
So let’s get started!
So this potato with a target on it, is the basic head shape. Art teachers or students might not draw it like this, no idea, but this is what works for me most of the time.
I always try to put some “landmarks” for orientation in the face. Usually that’s the shape of the face and the nose/ brow.
Looks creepy but it’s a start. See how I’ve put in the major “landmarks”? It already looks like a face.
As you can see the edge of the nose and the inner corner of the eye kinda align. (Again, proper art tutorials will tell you tricks for how to navigate drawing the face.)
Something like this comes out. Now you just continue to build up Sammy’s face.
Sam’s kinda skeptical about what I’m doing. But I continue working with my sketch, always keeping an eye on the reference.
“Did I forget Dean’s pie…?”