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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



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Tanuki-Bou Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
XD I was just perusing through search and saw this and was like 0.0 *loves soooo much* I went to see who it was and it's you XDD haha
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Shima-taicho31 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
i feel like i've seen this type of drawing before............and I LOVE IT
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SilverIceW0lf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  New Deviant
This is really helpful. Thank you!
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Ladylee33 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
This is really helpful. I've just recently started art lessons at the age of 57 and am really enjoying discovering all the different ways to draw people in particular. Thank you for helping my artistic journey a little easier :)
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IcantstopDRAWING788 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This definitely will help in my upcoming project...

Thank you very much!
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iwanananana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
This is useful, thank you.
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KoutaSano Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the way how you use simple shapes to explain the human anatomy. you should be a teacher, all of the student will adore you.
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BlakkuHore Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! <3
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MayaTL Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How2 long did it take you to reach this level of drawing? Please, could you tell me? Please...
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Skeech-butt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
2 years? try that.
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:iconmayatl:
MayaTL Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* Okay... thank you <333
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Skeech-butt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
my pleasure.
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MayaTL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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LenaTheMoonFox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's so helpful, thanks! ;w;Shy Vivi 
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pradeepLSSJ4 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
thanks its very helpful  :3 
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TifaRockheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it VERY VERY helpful! thanks
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TifaRockheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i must learn how to draw the face looking up
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darkrecon7890 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
drawing faces from different angles is just so hard for me, i know im ready to have some variety in my pictures but it always ends up looking like straight forward
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7-WasabiPerson-7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for this. It is VERY helpful. :)
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runty Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is AWESOME. ;.;
Definitely teaches you tricks AND anatomy, angles and perspective all at once! Thank you for making this! :heart: Also, I like your style!! :heart:
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SassySprings Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
This was very helpful!
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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!
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ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like Tidus in some angles.
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elric-logic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
grazi
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Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like how this is done *0*
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Mi7is7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice 
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ASnowyDay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so very helpful! :3
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myart122 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very useful thx!!
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AlTeRuNmEi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
The first face xD
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ZKMsphere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :DD
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shykasumi5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful! grazie! 
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vivi-krystal-addams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
This is so cool I can learn from this. Thank you!!!
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Absolmaster2012 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so helpful!
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Cuppycuke Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful! :D
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Light-Spriter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Great stuff

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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
some angles are just never easy, huh?
yay for reference, thank you~~
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GrilledMeatling Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow, this is a really good tutorial kinda thing. Actually helped me :) Thanks moni158
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stealthpanther Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
 tutorial I sorely need
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CatnipCam Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! :D
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AzayakaSket Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks. This is helpful for me :)
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Horim Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
very helpful
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EnigmaticMemory Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful. Thank you so much. :hug:
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SaintMario Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
thnks
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ScytheVale Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Omg,this is going to be useful,thanks! >w<
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Sweet-Affliction Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tut! was super helpful :D
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GenuineElegance Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't open this on Sai as a reference. My life is over.

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LovelyDomination Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I have sooooooooo much trouble with this.

thanks :D
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armoton Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Your tutorials are awesome! Thank you! :)
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Thea0605 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is very helpful, thank you :iconthankplz:
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Yedski Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful!
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