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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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7-WasabiPerson-7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  New member 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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:iconajtakashi:
ajtakashi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Looks like Tidus in some angles.
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:iconelric-logic:
elric-logic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
grazi
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Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist 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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:iconmyart122:
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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:iconvivi-krystal-addams:
vivi-krystal-addams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
This is so cool I can learn from this. Thank you!!!
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:iconabsolmaster2012:
Absolmaster2012 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so helpful!
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:iconcuppycuke:
Cuppycuke Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful! :D
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:iconlight-spriter:
Light-Spriter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Great stuff

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:iconsparklefairymangofsh:
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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:iconstealthpanther:
stealthpanther Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
 tutorial I sorely need
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:iconcatnipcam:
CatnipCam Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks! :D
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AzayakaSket Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks. This is helpful for me :)
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:iconhorim:
Horim Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
very helpful
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:iconenigmaticmemory:
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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:iconscythevale:
ScytheVale Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Omg,this is going to be useful,thanks! >w<
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:iconsweet-affliction:
Sweet-Affliction Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tut! was super helpful :D
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:icongenuineelegance:
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  Hobbyist 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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TheWolfkidWonder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is SO helpful. I can't tank you enough~! Keep up with your brilliant art :D
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:iconchirohito:
chirohito Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've...been..looking...everywhere for something like this...*sobs*
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bloolynx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
[link] Used it here
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Awakened5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this.
Itīs a good advice for a novice like myself.
Thank you.
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maria133 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this surely was helpful, thanks very much!!
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:iconkirasel:
Kirasel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I never understood the foreshortening or angles stuff with faces. This really helps me out. Thanks!
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liljack16 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This helps me out
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XLoveEverlastingX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is random, but it's sooo nice to see a girl who doesn't draw using a ridiculously girly style with huge eyes and majorly disproportionate faces. It's hard to find good tutorials like this one.
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GiantPurpleCat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is so helpful! :D Thanks a bunch! :iconladanceplz:
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Jo3-R6e Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice, can't wait to put it to the test![link]
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mzawer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
NICE
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mikichihiro Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:#1: I too, am having a hard time how to draw the angles so this really helps :la: thanks!
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darkneyanmindalian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
waahh you are very good at this! thank you! This is a very big help cause im having many problems with the head positions
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Nils-Uchiha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
is there anyone else who never draws with help lines? and if not would it cause that I draw less good then I could draw...?
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Juicy-Peach Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I'v been looking for somthing like this ever since i got onto deviant art!!!
I'm soooo happy I.. *Sniff* Might....... *quiver* CRY IN HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the helpful tips ^^

I have a really hard time with stuff like this -__-
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FlSHER Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANKUTHANKUTHANKUTHANKUTHANKU
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Seibri--Rataku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
dude you rock hardcore! I've never been able to draw faces at different angles before!!
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