– [Josh] Hey, guys, this is ErgoJosh and welcome to my YouTube channel. Today I’m gonna give
you guys a special tip on how to draw faces correctly
almost every single time. But before I do that,
I wanna show you guys a little bit of proof of how other artists and companies use the
same kind of technique to get their characters
looking not only attractive or cute, but to keep them consistent every single time they’re drawn. For example, with this
portrait that I drew, if I go back into the time lapse replay, you can see I start off with a basic shape right about here, and then
at the end, I finish it up. So who am I talking about? Well, one company in particular is Disney. So with Disney, I wanted to
look at Elsa from Frozen. You can tell that the
character is very iconic. You know, everyone is visually attracted to almost every single one
of Disney’s characters. I mean, who doesn’t? That’s why they’re so popular. But something that I’ve noticed is that the way they
structure their anatomy and their face, in particular,
is very pleasing to the eye. I’m just gonna do a quick trace over to show you guys exactly what I mean. So let me reduce the opacity of these two. So I’m just gonna do a quick trace over of their facial anatomy
and focus on the shapes. So you can see here
that it’s very different from, you know, a normal human anatomy. Everything’s kind of squashed down. It’s very similar to like
a baby’s facial structure. Getting into it here. And then just gonna do a
basic outline for the eye. Just wanted this to be very quick. Basic diagram for the nose. Then for the mouth. I’ll go into the other one. Now some of you may be thinking, like, oh, I can, like, maybe impressed by how I’m tracing their faces, but this is just because I’ve studied a lot of faces and I know quite a bit of face shapes already. So don’t get discouraged, because after you watch this video, you’ll have the tools that you need to be able to kind of
identify these shapes, not only with other artistic
content that you like, but in every day pictures and people that you see in your walking life. Okay, so I’m gonna get the
rest of this nose down. I think I’m going to add a little bit of a line for the lower lip. I just wanna keep this very diagrammatic. And then, I think we’re good. So as you can see, I’ve
drawn the basic outline. And I don’t know, but if you’re like me, I can still tell, like,
with these extremely few basic lines, I can still tell that these are really
cute attractive girls, and I don’t need any details to know that. I can just tell. And this one more, in particular, because it’s at an
angle, but here as well, you can just tell, like,
I know a lot of you, if you could draw something like this, you would be really happy. And you can. I mean, this is basically an egg shape. You’ve got a triangle here for the nose. You’ve got an arc here for the lips with two smaller arcs aligned, and then another almond shape. And the thing is, if you
can draw these shapes, then you can fill in
the rest of the details. And what most people do is
they will get distracted and start with the eye, and
start with the other eye, not be able to draw the other eye. Or they’ll start with the
nose, and it just doesn’t work. Now, why are these two
shapes in particular very interesting, why do we like them? Well, I think it’s because
Disney knows the power of cats. So, cats. Basically, the anatomy of
Elsa and many other characters that Disney has created, they share similar anatomy
cues that cats have. And you know, we all like cats, right? Some would argue that
the Internet is for cats, cat videos, in particular. The way they’re face is
structured is basically, if you take a circle, and
use that to represent a face, and cut it in half, a
cat’s face is basically the eyes above the circle,
above the halfway line, and then the nose and the mouth below it. And that’s basically it. But if you look at it in profile, like I’m about to show you here… I’m not exactly sure if that’s the skull shape for a cat’s head. I feel like it isn’t,
but I think we’ll still get the message across. As you can see here, just getting the basic
shape of the cat in, it’s pretty much, it’s very simple. But in profile, there’s also this thing where the nose and the mouth are in this little chunk that
extends from the face. And so the face is
elongated because, you know, it’s a cat, it’s not a human being, but basically, you’ve got half the face all dedicated to the eye and the forehead, and then the rest dedicated
to the mouth and the nose. If we look at it in head on view, it’s pretty much the same thing. Working here… And then if I try to estimate, like, if I were to try to
represent a cat’s smushy face into like one shape, it’s really tricky to do. It’s more evident, the proportions
that I’m talking about. So this really does look like half, and you can see, like, everything is dedicated to the
eyes above the halfway line, and then below, you’ve
got this little chunk that’s just the nose and the mouth. So if we go back to the Elsa drawings, you can see it’s basically the same thing. Let me draw on the right layer. You can see it’s basically the same thing. It’s like, you draw a halfway line, you’ve got the nose and the mouth and this little protruding
little chunk here, and then the eyes, and
so we’re used to that. We think that kind of look is
really cute and attractive. See it here, she’s got
this really elongated little chunk of a face. I keep using that word. Just for her nose, her
mouth, and her chin, and then the rest of her face upwards is for her eyes and their forehead. And let me turn them back on. It makes a very cute, very youthful, attractive expression,
and I think, I don’t know who exactly designed all
of Disney’s characters, but I think they really
took cues from cats, because we all know
cats, we all love cats, and it really helps us
identify with these characters. And it conveys the innocence
and the interactiveness of a very cute person, and it gets people coming to the shows, it gets people buying the toys, you know? It works. So am I saying that you
need to copy the shape to get all of your drawings to look good? No, but what I’m saying is that instead of focusing on
trying to drawn an eye and guess where the nose is, focus on learning how to see shapes, how to look at an oval
and bend it properly, how to bisect it, you know. If I go back on here,
you can see this is a kind of a egg shape
that’s turned in 3D space, and you can cut it in half, you can draw a halfway line, you can draw the lines for
the planes of the face, and you’re getting into a lot of facial anatomy details here,
but still, if you focus on like these basic
shapes, and even if I were to erase the eyes, you know, and focus on the kind of diagrams that I just drew. Let me hide Elsa. Right, so if you focus mostly on just those anatomical shapes, I can tell that this is still going to be a successful drawing. So before you even draw any details, you should be drawing things like this, and then, once you get used to it, and I’m sure some of you even know, as you’re watching this video, you can visualize where
those eyes are gonna be. You can visualize where
that nose is gonna be. And you’d be really confident, and drawing the other eye
wouldn’t even be hard. You wouldn’t even feel like you need to look at so much reference, you would just get a feel for it, and guess like, okay,
there’s this kind of soft continual rhythm here
that flows into the nose. There’s a mouth that kind
of stays within this line. And I’m drawing a face
that’s different from Elsa originally, but it still works, because it’s just
something that makes sense because it follows the shape rhythm. And if you can learn to see this, then every single drawing you do is going to be successful, because you’ll, instead of thinking, oh, this eye isn’t right, this
mouth is in the wrong place, I need to shift it, you’ll be thinking, oh, this character looks a
little bit older than I wanted. Let me make her look a little bit younger. Oh, this character looks a
little bit too masculine. Let me make it more feminine by doing this thing that I know makes characters look more feminine because of basic, you know, something you can read in a book. For example, like, the jaws,
they’re much less pronounced. So I make it rounder to make the character look more feminine. And you start to really be creative, and you start to be developing things that people find interesting
rather than just copies of things that we see in reality. And then that’s where
you really start to see your style begin to come out, and really amazing things begin to happen, and you start feeling like, you know, you’re making art, and it’s fun, and yeah, that’s what it’s all about. So don’t focus so much on the details, but focus more on the shapes, and learning to see that,
getting an eye for things. But the question you
guys might be having now is well, how do I do that, Josh? How do I learn to see these shapes? And I’ll give you a little
tip on how to do that, but before I give it to you, keep an open mind, this
is kind of a taboo thing. I know a lot of people think
that what I’m about to tell you is wrong, but it really isn’t as long as you do it
and you’re understanding that you’re doing it to learn. Actually, scrap what I just said. I’m gonna include that in another video. I got into a little bit, and I realized, it was way too big of a topic
to try to smush into this one. So what I’m actually going to do, is I’m going to show you
a little bit more in depth of how I did it in this portrait here. So if we go back into
the time lapse replay, you can see I started off with a circle. And I just do that to, you know, it’s simple, it’s easy, gets
you in the mood for drawing, and having something on the
paper is always just a really great way to start to add more things. Starting from a detail is very difficult, and you’ll see usually only very experienced artists do that. But then, yeah, after
I move past the circle, I add into this V-shape,
and this kind of round shape for the cranium, and I’ve gotten very used to getting that gesture,
getting that stroke right, and that’s why you can
see it’s pretty much perfectly done, even though
it’s only one or two lines. And then I go in and then
I start shaping the jaw, and I know that I’m having
this head that’s looking down, so I draw the shape of this head. I’m cutting out where
the plain of the head, at the forehead stops, and recognizing that it’s this M-shape. Then I cut down, and I
focus on this V-shape. And so immediately I
know where the mouth is and where the nose is
without having to struggle, because once I’ve got
these basic shapes down, and I think you guys, too,
looking at this part right here, you can already get a feel for where everything is going to be. And the more experienced you are, the more details you can see
before you actually draw. So as you can see, I
continue to add more details. I draw these lines, you know, they kind of look like Spiderman, but it helps give my mind
a little bit more hints about where I should put these eyes. I’m not comparing the distance
between any points yet, I’m just trying to build it up for myself, even though I am using a
reference to draw this. And so there I get the eyes done. And I shift them a tiny little bit, but if you notice throughout
the rest of the drawing, I don’t really change them,
the position very much, and I just continue to add detail. And as we move forward, you know, I’m now focusing on the hair. I’m thinking about the composition, and the face is already done pretty much. I don’t fiddle with the face. I don’t struggle with it. And trust me, guys, I’ve
spent way too much time struggling with the faces before, but here it was done and it was quick, because I focused on the shape, and I allowed that to inform
my decisions moving forward. And here I am, finishing
up the final portrait. But I’m actually not finishing it up, I’m just adding a few more details before I convert it to something
that’s black and white, and then I will continue
to work on it from there to make it a final portrait
before my editing phase. But if you enjoyed this video, please feel free to subscribe. I make videos at least once a week, and I will definitely
follow up with the promise I made earlier in the video to show you guys how to quickly
learn how to see shapes. It’s something that I have
done very successfully, that has been very helpful to me, and has completely transformed
my artwork, in my opinion. So please stay tuned for that. It’s just, I would’ve loved to include it in this video, but it’s just, it would’ve gotten too
long, and I feel like, I really want people to understand it, and I feel like it would be best to have a completely dedicated
video for that topic. So thank you guys so much for watching, and I will see you in the next video. Peace.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “DRAW FACES EASILY!

  1. e r g o j o s h says:

    •••WHAT AM I USING?•••

    +TABLET: Ipad Pro 2018 12.9 256 GB

    +PROGRAM: Procreate for Ipad

    Everything else is in the Amazon link in my description!

  2. Alvospeed5 says:

    What pencil are you tracing with?

  3. Julia Mei says:

    "secret of cat"
    Me: LIKE

  4. Crazy Ape says:

    I subed

  5. Alaina says:

    Video: Disney knows the power of cats.
    YouTube: Interrupts video with ad.
    Video: so cats

  6. The Owl Channel says:

    Thank you soooooo much I really was struggling with drawing faces, man million thanks you did a great job. It was easy to understand👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  7. Saba Akram says:

    7:13 OMG!! That little laughing😍❤❤

  8. Viki Vanya says:

    Genius! Thanks a lot! 😍

  9. Char Mead says:

    This is how many people hav Procreate


  10. Kyruchii Arts says:

    I like how he says "Disney knows the power of cats" so casually XD

  11. Sofia NYBERG says:

    what pens do u use? im sooo stuck because idk what pens people use

  12. Sofia I says:

    I cannot unsee Disney cats :O

  13. Najemniczkas says:

    Elsa's traced faced reminded me of Gummibears.
    Which also are by Disney iirc. Bears' faces based on cats' faces… Interesting 😂

  14. Carl Jasper says:

    I just bought an ipad. Can someone tell me what the app he’s using? Thanks

  15. in search of creativity says:

    awesome video thanks for information it really helps me to understand digital painting

  16. Ivy J says:

    What film you do use when you draw on your device ? What I mean is, the paper-like screen protector do you use ?

  17. Monica DeGracia says:

    Wow, your DEEP VOICE tho.

  18. SpILl tHE taE siS says:

    You’re voice caught me off guard😅😅

  19. Klaudia Lacayo says:

    I looooove your sketching pad! What exactly is it?? Where can I get one?

  20. Johanna Hardardottir, Yoa says:

    Hi. Thanks for the tips. Is there a reason you scetch in a red color?

  21. Alex B says:

    And your cat theory Makes sense

  22. QiQIQI Huo says:

    What you are teaching is so so so useful! Thank you for sharing!

  23. Felipe Casanova says:

    ur right.. look at roxanne in Goofy movie. same thing imo

  24. Sir Gluten says:

    Conclusion: Elsa is a furry

  25. majesticmoonrise says:

    What screen protector are you using? Btw "the power of cats" is epic

  26. kervemix says:

    Fa real disney characters do looks like cats lol

  27. CyberxRose says:


  28. Giuliano Brisini says:

    I just subscribed. Talented.

  29. Sharlison Ryan says:

    Elsa furry :0
    Love this uwu

  30. 리사 says:

    The soft bassy sounds of your fingers on the tablet and the sounds of the pen made me so sleepy~ but this was too interesting to actually sleep!

  31. Amira kamrani says:

    i cant watch ur videos it really breaks my heart knowing i dont even have one

  32. Minted.Coffee says:

    How have I not seen this video…this is so helpful oh my gosh

  33. Bhuvan Gaddi says:

    But what if it was a trap and not actually a girl….

  34. diana iri says:

    Your voice is so relaxing. Im normally restless whenever I have to focus on a video that’s meant to teach me, but I was able to watch the whole video without skipping or adverting my attention.

  35. Zevs says:

    .. youre a joke.. ur not a good artist how do u have so many views

  36. Nedbella says:

    Awesome video and well paced so we don’t get lost. What pencil is that. Are there specific settings for it?

  37. Maurice Baxter says:

    It's Not cats they base off cuteness it's babies. Our eyes stay the same size our entire life so when your a baby the proportion of the head plus the tiny facial features makes cuteness. Also the lower the features are down past the half way mark on the face makes things cute.

  38. Weebzurd says:

    What is the texture of your ipads screen like? seems very rough

  39. Roberto Villino says:

    what kind of support do you use for your iPad?

  40. Mori Illustrates says:

    I really wasnt ready for it to be Cats but god im invested in this concept

  41. noob antimonitor101 says:

    So Disney over run by cats interesti g

    OK continue

  42. Sydney Brooke says:

    Dude your voice is perfect for tutorials and great observation about the cats lol

  43. Serah Xavier says:

    Disney: so which cat we should use in the next movie

  44. Lisa Denega says:

    „Well I think it’s because Disney use the power of cats.“ , that kinda ruined my childhood lol

  45. Cousinsforlife Brealelli says:

    I need a cat😂

  46. Rin_ 38 says:

    Me: “Okay… I’m following so far.”

    Josh: “So, Uh, cats”

    Me: “Never mind I’m lost”

  47. Charne Ueckermann says:

    Me at 6:30: he's trolling
    Me at 7:00: well, I'll be damned

  48. ugly spooder oop sksksk says:

    When he was quite it was so satisfying when he drew cuz of the sound of the ipad pro!

  49. L Danger B says:

    Do you have a special screen detector that gives that scrapy sound on the screen? It sounds so satisfying

  50. Roy Lippold says:


    Can someone tell me how I can turn on the sound of the pen, and where I do that! … So I mean the realistic sound effect of the apple pencil! … with me, no noise is set

  51. Keira the Skyler says:

    I agree with what youre saying about the circle and cutting it in half and putting the eyes there, but I dont think thats taken from cats. A lot of artists in the past when drawing idealized depictions of humans use that, much like, eyes relatively are the same length as the mouth and other various formulas for facial feature positions

  52. Xx xX says:

    You are so gentle and your pen makes a verrrry relaxed sound keep drawings

  53. Natasha Augustin says:

    what is the type of ipad,software programme and pencil your are using?

  54. Sofia says:

    ”So… cats.” …Go on🤔😻

  55. John Inglis says:

    please take your mic off the table. it's very distracting.

  56. Ashley Unsy says:

    Now we all know.. Disney uses tHe POwEr Of CAtS

  57. TrustMeImAScientist1 says:

    Big eyes, small mouths, button noses, all standard drawings in emulating a baby face. It's a technique that's been used almost since Disney was invented. Just go back and look at old cartoons like betty boop, tweety bird, minie mouse, etc.

  58. KingofMeereen says:

    Ok damn that voice

  59. Paul Hoefgen says:

    Err, pretty sure Disney was thinking about Mice, not cats…

  60. Verna Hill says:

    Calming voice and great content. Thank you so much.

  61. esteban moran says:

    Why do you draw with red in the beginning, and then turn it black and white for a portrait? I literally have no drawing talent but I love art and that’s what brought me to your page!

  62. R. Brent J says:

    Great video. Genius

  63. Terra Leone says:

    This was very helpful. Thank you.

  64. Rafael Valencia says:

    The pencil scratching the paper like screen protector is extremely satisfying.

  65. It’s Delightful says:

    I’ll never look at Elsa the same.

  66. BlazeTheWolf says:

    Clicked for my wife, stayed for the content.

  67. Timothy Maxwell says:

    Are you using a textured screen protector?

  68. Yukki Monsuta says:

    I can't unsee disney characters now after watching this

  69. king Smith says:

    Him: Elsa=cat I solved it


  70. Kaj B says:

    Good video but it has nothing to do with cats. It has to do with drawing YOUTHFUL traits. Tiny nose, big eyes, large head with prominent cheek bones all equal youthful traits. Humans have been attracted to the SAME facial traits for over 7000 years (that’s as far back as we have proof of it). All the most attractive and powerful and super-popular women in history (Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe and many many more) basically have the same face..

  71. White Skeppy says:

    I can’t even trace anything straight. 🙁

  72. • Nia- nee • says:

    I love this video so much ! It's like a light just switched on ! It was so easy to understand in addition to your relaxing voice and useful facts and tips. Just perfect. 10/10 would watch again.

  73. iifizzysoda says:

    Him: Here's a secret, I think Disney uses the power of cats.
    ad of elmo comes up

  74. Keviniiiiii says:

    Tonk TonkTonk 😌

  75. · D¡zzy · says:

    E-eAsY yUu sAy?! AgJTUGuFJfU

  76. Christine Goodwin says:

    so what you're saying is to draw catgirls, got it.

  77. V.R.C Dami says:

    I want a iPad 10.2 for my birthday to start working on my digital art so this was really helpful even though I don’t have it yet 😂

  78. Nezuko Kamado is 14 years old lmao says:

    That voice tho

  79. Jennifer Hernandez says:

    The sound of the pencil sliding against the ipad and your voice are so soothing

  80. Can we get 500 subs with no videos? says:

    This channel is like artists' asmr.


    As I always say …
    CATS RULE !!!

  82. Ch3z C4k3 says:

    dog people are quaking

  83. LiK says:

    The secret is cats….omg

  84. ーーーーーー says:

    I love you.

  85. ーーーーーー says:

    You’re an amazingly well-spoken and easy-to-follow teacher.

  86. U Fone says:

    I dunno about anyone else… But I'm actually getting Disney fatigued. It's starting to be as appealing as when everyone who is first introduced manga/anime it starts to leak into their art style. It's aesthetically pleasing but it's too common now. Non mainstream art styles like the french animation Lascars is starting to look way more appealing and refreshing, to me. Nice video though, and awesome presentation.

  87. Saundra Fouhy says:

    This was a game changer for me. Your videos are beautifully made. You make it very easy to follow along. I got more out of one of your videos vs watching about 40 other videos. I’m excited to see more of your content. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  88. Latina Bell says:

    Hmmm that’s why they call it “cat calls”

  89. Keigirl says:

    Is outlining and then finishing up the drawing bad? I’m about possibly 3 months using procreate but it’s not easy yet putting a reference image beside and drawing it from eye. I’m use to vector drawing in Adobe illustrator with a mouse. I keep getting discouraged. 🙁

  90. Natalie Lopez says:

    Hey I’m new to your videos and I’m happy because they’re so informative!!! It’s so easy to understand you:) I’ve been wanting to get into digital art.. do you have any in depth videos on how to use the app?

  91. C says:

    „we hide elsa… hehe“ 🥺🥺💗

  92. XxGamerMayKittyGamesxX says:

    "I think Disney uses the power of cats"
    BanGdream ad starts playing


    It’s 4AM here and youtube suggest me this vid so i was gonna save it for later but then i accidentally click on play it and to the part you talking about cat’s feature 😂Sooo i ended up watch the whole thing lol. Thank you so much for making such a cool informative videos ! I already hit subscribes and i will probably watch lots of your vids tmr 🙂 keep up the great work
    Ps. I know u prob get this a lot but wow your voice and the sound of the pen woww they gave me eargasm.

  94. razor1199 says:


  95. Martha says:

    It’s the big eyes isn’t it

  96. Fah미나 says:

    Okay off topic, but the tapping from the pen on the tablet was really calming for some reason lol

  97. Kwannok R says:

    Why you have sound when you draw ? setting in the program or film?

  98. jaymesEo6 says:

    Am I the only one who was getting vertigo from him flipping and turning the image around?

  99. Kerem Gurman says:

    You should definitely make ASMR videos mate! 😊

  100. unhappy alien says:

    Me: this feels Christmas-y and I don't know why..
    Me: looks up and sees present

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