Here's a great tip for teaching yourself how to draw faces.

You will need:
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Mirror
One of the best ways to teach yourself how to draw faces, is to do it in front of a mirror.

Just spend some time staring at yourself.
Look at all the bits on your face - the shapes, and where they're positioned.

The eyes are about half way between the top of the head and the bottom.
Then look at the shape of them.

Look closely - they're not round, they're quite flat. A sort of oval shape, with a pointed end in the corner. And notice how the eyeballs don't go right into the corner.
So draw what you see - a flat, oval shape for each eye, with pointy ends, roughly half way up the head.
Now for the coloured part of the eyes.

Take a look in the mirror and you'll see that they're round, darker around the edges and have a black circle in the middle.

They're also slightly tucked under the top eyelid.
So, once again, draw what you see.

Another great tip is to leave a highlight in the black bit.
Shade the coloured part, then do the Do the same with the other eye.

Keep looking in the mirror to remind yourself what to draw.
Next, look closely at the curved shapes of your eyelids and the eyebrows above them - and draw them.
Just draw the creases of the eyelids, with curved eyebrows above.
The nose has long sides, a bobbly bit on the end, and a bobbly bit on each side.
Use the mirror to study your mouth, then draw it using curves and lines.
Just draw what you see!
If you practice getting everything in the right position, you'll soon be drawing perfect faces.

Try it yourself!