Female Face Doodle with Special Attention To Head Proportions

Female face doodle with head proportions practice

I have a quite extensive selection of used drawing books.

Some books explain how to create realistic portraiture and human anatomy, while others walk you through more stylized characters and body shape approaches.

When drawing the face, most books suggest using grids or lines — both across and up and down the face — -to create symmetry. 

You can see my vertical and horizontal lines across this woman’s face as I was following one of the drawing lessons from one of my vintage drawing books. This pen ink doodle on yellow lined notebook paper is one of my first practice drawings of the human face.

More than 24 months later since this doodle was first penned, I’ve continued to practice drawing faces and figures either on my own or as part of grad school illustration assignments.

I’m still learning but feel more knowledgeable and confident when drawing the human figures or portraits today compared to this earlier drawing.

Until next time,

Mayra Ruiz-McPherson




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