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Drawing faces at an angle by moni158 Drawing faces at an angle by moni158
Drawing faces and drawing faces at an angle by popular demand :meow:

This is my manga/anime style of drawing and obviously styles and proportions will differ from person to person. but if you find these tips helpful feel free to apply them to your own style.

:iconwthplz:( this was so hard to make ).....
drawing faces at an angle can be difficult, but there are a few tricks to make it easier.

Make a grid on you initial sketch like shown above, divide it up half way for the eyes, half way between the rest is the nose and half way between that and the rest of the chin lies the mouth, of course all faces aren't the same and you can change the bottom two a bit, but make sure the eyes are always half way.

Doing this isn't just good for proportion it also shows you where the eyes nose and mouth will go when you change the angle. Remember that they are not straight lines, they curve with the shape of the face.

Foreshortening is also very important when drawing the face leaning forward, backwards etc. Whats furthest away will appear more compact and closer together/smaller while things closer will be bigger and further apart.

From the profile the eyes generally start where the mouth ends and the eyes are where the bridge of the nose connect with the forehead. The ears are in line with the nose and eyes and the neck joins the jaw a little bit back from the eyes.

:iconbaibaiplz: hope this is helpful

drawing hands
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SwampyGreenie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wa, This helped me soo much! It's hard to find an artist who has such great comprehension of anatomy! <3 Thanks for this!
ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Looks like Tidus in some angles.
elric-logic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like how this is done *0*
Mi7is7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice 
ASnowyDay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so very helpful! :3
myart122 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very useful thx!!
AlTeRuNmEi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
The first face xD
ZKMsphere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :DD
shykasumi5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful! grazie! 
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