My process of drawing faces is… well it’s not very consistent, so I made a few gifs to show how I build them.
- The first gif shows the basics, starting with a few quick guidelines to define the shape of the head. I always draw it very loosely, because it’s only there as a guide and it will be erased. I often use the lasso tool if I notice I have drawn something in a wrong place but don’t want to erase everything.
- In the second gif I use the same steps, but made a different expression. I also took a fewer screenshots because you can see most of them in the first one.
- Again the same steps, but with a different character and expression. Notice the different shape of the head guidelines.
I just think of the character’s actions/thoughts and what expression best works for them. Of course sometimes I make a much more efficient work on the face and expression, but it still has the same idea. There isn’t much more to it than that.
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