Simple Person Drawing
We'll first discuss Loomis' approach, which is more complex, but more accurate. If you find that this approach is a bit difficult for you, you can skip to the simpler approach further down the page. Remember, either way, the goal is to create a convincing drawing of a face so either approach you take is fine.
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Step 1 - Draw a Circle and a Cross
We'll first draw a circle with two intersecting lines that connect directly in the center. The circle represents the top portion of the head. We'll use the intersecting lines to determine the locations of the facial features.
Step 2 - Draw a Square within the Circle
Next, we'll draw a square in which each corner touches the circle. This square will eventually represent the edges of the face. The top line will eventually become the bottom hairline. The bottom line will become the nose line, while the center line will become the brow line.
Step 3 - Draw the Chin
Now we'll measure the distance from the center line to the bottom line. You can use your pencil to do this. From the bottom line of the square, use this measurement to mark the location of the bottom of the chin. Then, draw the edges of the chin from each side of the square so that they connect at your marked location.
Step 4 - Locate the Eyes
Now we have the basic structure of the shape of the face in place. We'll next locate the eyes. We can use the height of the head to help us determine the location of the eyes on the face. The eyes are generally found on a line in the center of the head.
The brow line is represented by the center line that we drew in step one. So we know that the eyes should be found just below this line, in the center of the head. We can draw a line here for the 'eye line'.
Step 5 - Draw the Eyes
Now that we know where our eyes are located on the face, we can draw them. There's another measurement to keep in mind. We also should consider the width of the eyes. The width of the head, from ear to ear, generally measures the same length of five 'eyes'. This means that if we want to draw the eyes with accurate proportions, then we need to draw them so that they match this approximate measurement.
In this lesson, we're focusing only on drawing the face but if you want more instruction on drawing eyes, take a look at these lessons...
Step 6 - Locate and Draw the Nose
Moving down the face, we'll next draw the nose. The bottom of the nose can be found on the bottom line of the square that we drew in step two. The width of the nose varies from person to person, but is generally as wide as the inside corners of the eyes.
It may be helpful to draw two light lines down from the inside corners of the eyes to help you find the width of the nose.
Need a little help with drawing a nose? Take a look at these lessons...
Step 7 - Locate and Draw the Mouth
We find the mouth slightly higher than half-way between the bottom of the nose and the chin. Of course, this measurement varies from person to person. We can draw a line to mark the positioning of the mouth.
We can use the eyes to help us determine the width of the mouth. The corners of the mouth generally align with the inside edges of the pupils. It may be helpful to draw light lines from the pupils to the 'mouth line'.
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Step 8 - Draw the Ears
Next, we'll draw the ears. Here again, we can use the locations of the features of the face to help us determine the location of the ears. The top of the ears will generally align with the brow line, while the bottom of the ears align with the nose line.
Keep in mind that the ears come out of the head and extend upward slightly. This means that the ears will extend outward from the head, near the eye line.
We've only sketched in a couple of loose ears for this lesson. If you want to take a closer look at drawing an ear, check out this lesson...
Step 9 - Draw the Hairline
Now we'll draw the hairline. If you're drawing someone that has long hair that overlaps the forehead, the hairline may not be visible, but it's still important to know where it's located. The hairline is found on the top edge of the square that we drew in step two.
Hairlines vary greatly from person to person. In this example, we'll draw a widow's peak pattern.
Step 10 - Draw the Hair
Now that we have the hairline in place, we can draw the hair. Shorter hair extends only slightly off of the top of the head, while longer or bushier hair may extend quite a bit. In both cases, however, the hair extends out from the head and should not be drawn directly on the head.
Want more instruction on drawing hair? Check out this lesson...
Step 11 - Add the Neck
Now we need to add a neck to our floating head. The tendency of most beginning artists is to make the neck too narrow. Generally speaking, the neck extends down from the bottom of the ears. Female necks are slightly more slender, while the necks of males are broader.
To draw the neck, we'll simply extend two lines down from the bottom of the ears.
You don’t have to be born with a ton of artistic talent to be able to draw ✏️.
It might come more naturally to some people than others but anyone can learn to draw easy things without too much effort.
With a bit of practice and the help of some step by step tutorials, before you know it you’ll be able to draw all kinds of things in your sketchbook or journal.
The most important thing to remember is to just have fun with it!
What are the easiest things to draw for beginners?
The easiest things to draw for beginners are two-dimensional (2D) objects in a cartoon style. Food, animals and plants are the most straightforward objects for beginners to draw while drawing people, scenes or landscapes is a lot more difficult for beginners.
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Food is a great thing for beginners to draw because you can make it as simple or complicated as you like. Start off by practicing drawing fruit and vegetables and then move on to drawing more complicated foods like sandwiches, burgers and sushi!
Drawing food will educate you on spatial relationships and show you that everything you draw is made up of multiple basic shapes like squares, triangles and circles.
Animals are good to draw for beginners because you can create cute critters with just a few lines. Once you’ve mastered how to draw one animal, drawing others with come easily to you as the basics are the same for every animal.
It’s also fun to draw animals because you can allow your imagination to run wild and create your own new species or draw a hybrid of two animals.
Another great place to start for beginners is drawing flowers, trees and other plants. Their soft, organic shape make them more forgiving to draw for beginners. It’s hard to go wrong when drawing plants, and even if you do, you can fix your mistakes easily.
Drawing inanimate objects can be a good option for beginners as they are usually made up of straight lines and shapes that are easily identified. A beginner can also use real life objects as a guide to help them draw.
Easy things to draw for beginners – step by step video tutorials
When you’re learning how to draw it can be really useful to see the exact steps and method someone else uses to draw something.
Luckily these days there are hundreds of free video resources on YouTube for beginners to learn to draw.
Here are some of the best step by step tutorials for beginners to learn to draw easy things on YouTube.
This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to draw a basic diamond, which is perfect for beginners.
Taking a little step up this tutorial shows you how to draw a really impressive looking rose. I love how the creator makes it so easy to follow and understand what she’s doing.
Once you’ve gotten comfortable drawing basic things this video is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to draw a dog. Who doesn’t want to be able to draw an adorable puppy?
Top tips for beginners learning to draw
As a beginner it can be daunting just picking up a pencil and starting to draw.
Here are the best tips for beginners who want to learn how to draw.
1. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes
One of the things that will stop a beginner from learning how to draw is fear. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, everyone starts somewhere. The only way you’ll learn and improve is if you just start drawings and making mistakes.
2. Keep practising
Drawing daily will really improve your skills over time. Even if you just spend 10 minutes a day you’ll quickly notice a difference in your drawings. Don’t worry too much about the end result, just enjoy practicing.
3. Draw basic shapesfirst
Try to see and start off with the basic shapes in whatever you are drawing. Do you see circles, rectangles, triangles? Once you find and draw the basic shapes you will easily be able to connect them together and fill in the details to create a great drawing.
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4. Draw things you’re interested in
One of the keys to becoming good at drawing, that people often forget, is that you need to draw things that interest you. There’s no point in forcing yourself to draw things you don’t want to draw, you’ll quickly give up and lose interesting in drawing all together.
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Draw whatever you feel like drawing, just keep practicing, and before you know it you won’t be a beginner anymore!