EASY WAY to Draw Faces at ANY ANGLE! (Face Drawing Tutorial #2)

EASY WAY to Draw Faces at ANY ANGLE! (Face Drawing Tutorial #2)

hello everyone welcome back to my
channel I’m bruses and bunnies and I’d like to welcome you to the second
tutorial of my face drawing series in this video we’re going to be focusing on
how to draw heads at any angle using the Loomis method the Loomis face drawing
method is something that I covered in my very first tutorial videos so I’ll be
posting a link down below in the video description and you guys can check that
out if you would like to know the basics in any case I will quickly Risa mirai’s
the Loomis method for drawing faces as I explain how to use it in different
angles and then we’re going to jump right into two specific examples
commonly used face angles for example the 3/4 view and also the profile view perhaps one of the most important
elements of the Loomis method are the lines that you draw across the circle of
the face these lines are basically reference lines that provides you with
information on where certain facial features for go and also it helps
determine the overall proportion of the head when drawing faces at any angle
whether it’s a character that’s looking up at the sky or looking down below or
slightly off-center I guess you can say like a minute 3/4 view it’s really
important to actually remember that these lines exist and actually utilize
them to your advantage so in this case one of the most important lines are
actually the ones that cross so you have a horizontal line that goes across which
indicates where the brows and eyes will go and this typically cuts across the
circle that you draw and the second important line is the one that goes
vertically and this cuts across the face and divides the sphere or the circle
into two equal pieces and also determines the sort of angle where the
character is looking at so when I’m drawing faces I tend to start with a
circle and then I go into the vertical line which provides me with the angle
and then I go into the horizontal line across which also provides me with
whether the character is looking a little bit upwards or downwards and from
then on I basically map out the rest of the face with the other reference lines
you’ve got the hair you’ve got the nose line and you’ve got
the jaw line something to take into account in this case is actually the
side of the face so especially when you’re drawing in a 3/4 view you have to
realize that the circle that you drew should actually be a sphere with a sort
of cut off on the side when you take a look at the human skull this the human
skull is not you know a circle shape it actually has different pains and it has
crevasses and especially on the sides of your head it is more flat I’ll be
covering this flattened ball concept in the examples that I’ll be showing in
just a few seconds and it’s gonna make a lot more sense when I’m actually drawing
a full-sized character oh and by the way doing this exercise in your sketchbook
is an amazing thing that you can do for practice take some reference photos that
you find online whether it’s on Google Images or Pinterest or Instagram and
find models that you want to draw try to find unique sort of angles and practice
them in your sketchbook just draw the basic shape don’t worry about the facial
features for now just try to get that sort of head angle and shape and you
know sketch the reference lines and the more you do it the more you’ll get used
to it and eventually you’ll be able to sketch faces without the need of any
sort of guides they say that the 3/4 view is one of the
hardest angles to draw but to be honest with you I actually find it the easiest
one I do struggle a lot more with the front-facing view for some reason not
sure why but in any case 3/4 view you of course start with a circle and from that
circle you then divide with your vertical and your horizontal line the
vertical line indicates where sort of the angle of the head and the horizontal
line indicates the eye level and in which angle the eyes or the head is
facing I’m going to pop up the reference photo here just for you to see exactly
sort of how I’m structuring based on the angle of the head with the horizontal
and the vertical line from that point on I do slice off the circle so that it has
a flattened side on the sphere and this is where you’re going to start to play
with the angle a lot more I start to build the sides of the face so his
cheekbones his draw and then all the way up to his ear and of course hairline and
these sort of slicing off of the sphere is what what’s going to help you build
the overall head shape here’s another reference photo with this
sort of reference guides built in just for you to see exactly what I’m going
for here in the 3/4 view and also the profile view the side circle that you
draw within the overall larger circle is definitely more prominent than in the
front-facing view of a face and this side circle can then help you even
further guide where the draw will end and also where the ear will start so as
I keep drawing I slowly start to build up the face and I’m also looking back at
my reference photo a lot and just trying to get those angular shapes down right
especially for the cheekbones and for the jaw and then once I have sort of a
frame set in place I then kind of work on the neck a little bit just to kind of
give a little bit more reference or detail to the sketch and then I deep
dive into the facial features when drawing facial features at this angle
you have to be acutely aware that there is an angle to the head and therefore
the facial features should sort of flow with that
in the case of the eyes you in this case on the left side or yeah his left eye
should be a little bit higher than his right eye and this is sort of just going
along with the flow of the horizontal line that I drew when you’re initially
drawing your reference line it does help if you curve them a little bit
especially for the horizontal and vertical just to kind of see exactly
where your facial features will go and in sort of which direction should they
flow in same goes with the mouth the mouth should be at a little bit of an
angle and the ear as well in terms of how to draw eyes noses and lips and
again I just want to kind of restate that I will be doing a separate video
tutorial in this so I won’t be dwelling on these details for this video it’s
going to take too long to explain so I’m going to separate this topic up into
multiple videos and after some rough shading and playing along with the
thickness of the lines as I typically do this is sort of the outcome of the
sketch and yeah this is the 3/4 view let’s jump into the profile view now just like everything else we’ve learned
in drawing faces the profile is no different you start off with a circle
and then you have your horizontal line to indicate the brow an eye area and you
also have your vertical line to indicate the front of the face what is a little
bit different is that the sort of sliced flattened ball concept of the face
drawing method is a lot more apparent in the profile by drawing a second circle
that’s a little bit smaller inside the largest circle this will indicate the
sides of the face and also by cutting this circle in half you will then have a
starting point to where the job will end here is a reference photo indicating how
this is actually built the flattened ball concept is something that you can
apply to any angle of your face the three-quarter view we did touch base on
it and you can see if you go back to this I do split that little circle into
half and this is where I can then start with drawing the jaw so this does help a
lot and actually it does help to give more dimension to the head and produce
rather than a flattened shape something that’s a little bit more spherical in
nature and something that resembles the human skull from that point I then just
proceed with the other reference lines with the hair line with the nose line
and with the jaw line and then I start to fill in all of the facial features
here’s another reference photo where I indicate where these reference lines
will appear and also you notice based on the angle of the head the reference
lines will also be angled and therefore your facial features should also follow
those subtle lines and that’s basically the technique I think that this
technique is an amazing technique that applies for any sort of angle that
you’re trying to draw a face in it definitely works and it definitely helps
to figure out these sort of angles and also the proportions of the face and the
more you practice the better you’ll get at it so I would definitely recommend in
your sketch books as a sort of daily X sighs or weekly exercise to just
practice drawing different angles using this method you can practice the same
one over and over again until you get better and eventually you’ll notice that
you won’t even need to draw the reference lines and you’ll just kind of
realize how things should appear and how things should go but this goes without
saying that there are different proportions out there humans don’t look
alike obviously this is again just a rough guide to getting the things
started off right things will be a little bit different you can draw
characters that have white or just more narrow faces some characters that have
maybe an oval shaped or square face the noses can be obviously different lengths
it really depends but by using these guides you can then have a good starting
point for everything that you do so after some rough sketching and just
playing around with the thickness of the lines this is the final result of the
sketch and that’s basically everything I hope you did learn a lot in this video
and also I hope you are learning a lot with this tutorial series please let me
know in the comments below if you enjoy it I’ll be posting the third tutorial
next week and this is actually going to be facial features we’re going to start
off with the eyes drawing female and male eyes so I’m quite excited to get to
that one then we’re gonna progress the nose the lips the hair and then we’re
going to talk about expressions so there’s a lot coming to this tutorial
series don’t forget to subscribe if you want to stay tuned to that and follow or
you know follow for notifications on when I have a new video that’s being
posted but yeah I’m excited for this series I hope you guys are too and I
want to wish you all a fantastic weekend we will see each other next week keep
drawing keeping awesome and yeah

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “EASY WAY to Draw Faces at ANY ANGLE! (Face Drawing Tutorial #2)

  1. Antonio says:

    These tutorials are so helpful! <3

  2. Rebbecah Israel says:

    Amazing Art 💜 You

  3. Suchitra Mallela says:

    Really thank you so much for helping truly your videos inspire me to draw thank you so much bunny ❤

  4. javin 26 says:

    She is an amazing artist I love her art style

  5. Rage Monkey117 says:

    Thanks for the refresher. 😁

  6. MegaBarnes1981 says:

    Yay been waiting for this

  7. Eimear Hennessy says:

    Thank you Brushes and Bunnies. You have really helped me progress in drawing.🤗


    Thank you for showing us your amaizing work and for teaching us thru it♡ you are a lovely person!

  9. Nivedita Yadav says:

    Oh yes ,I enjoyed your every video and learn something . I will be eagerly waiting for your next tutorial videos.

  10. basicdoritos 101 says:

    Ur art is so undderatted although ur art is amazing ur my role model

  11. Maya Habee says:

    I actually love drawing 3/4 angle and I had troubles with front angle, but for some reason, these days after learning Loomis method, I am having a bit of trouble drawing 3/4 angle and front angle has been a breeze to me LOL

  12. Pat .K says:

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  13. Neomi Bonilla says:

    Cool thx

  14. doodle pocket says:

    You're reaaaaally amazing ,i'm not good at drawing profile ,this it'll help me a lot 🙆🙆

  15. Sam_pie 123 says:

    As good as the last one 👍♥️

  16. The Geek Monster says:

    I love your drawing style so much and constantly watch your videos for help. It'd be nice if we could have someone standing over our shoulders while we sketch and telling us exactly where to put lines and how to determine exact angles and such, but in the end, it really comes down to practice, practice, practice. I've been sketching faces on my own for over a year and still struggle.

  17. Ig Sodaswirls says:

    Can you draw some Stranger Things fan art?

  18. Thrilla Art says:

    Thank you for this! Great presentation and super helpful!

  19. 2 Am says:

    The exposure is so high in the video it’s so informative but I got a headache 😭

  20. kuroakikitsune kuro says:

    thank you for these!

  21. Raven Guichard says:

    Thank you so much for this 😊👌

  22. Veronica Vyazovsky says:

    i love yur cahnel soooooo much omgaaaaa

  23. Myem says:

    Thanks for making this i just got into drawing and I really suck at faces if its not directly straight

  24. Amy Pember says:

    Absolutely love this series so far, it's super helpful and you're extremely easy to understand — thank you so much!!

  25. Khushbu artworks says:


  26. Nancy Diaz says:

    I really love this! It's so helpful. Thank you! So much! 😀

  27. TheDaantje1234 says:

    Nice video 😊 I'm looking forward to the rest of your series. Do I had hoped this video would have had more different head poses. 😊

  28. Ashley Earnest says:

    I would like that Loomis book. Can the actual title be commented to me?

  29. hafiz Drawing says:

    Nice draw..

  30. Michalina Markiewicz says:

    no tutorial has ever helped me as much as yours do❤️ thank you sooo much for preparing them for us, you're so good at explaining!! also i love your art style❣️

  31. Mr. Bubblz says:

    I really appreciate your efforts to teach others, you’re artwork is inspiring and I really enjoy your tutorials

  32. Nurse Nicky is Learning to Draw says:

    These is an awesome tutorial. I am trying to learn to draw faces and am struggling so much. This is very helpful. I really like that you draw men and women equally as well.

  33. mara says:

    I LOVE this series thank you!!!! 🥺🥺🥺

  34. Summaya C says:

    i always find trouble drawing actual face shapes. This really helped, thanks

  35. Gina ́sArtCorner says:

    I love your sketches! They are realistic and yet still have something . . . like a comic because of the thickness of the lines. Really enjoy seeing the sketches and learning at the same time.

  36. Rosemary Breehl says:

    So good. Thanks. I subscribed. xo

  37. anime yukihira says:

    u really a 🐐 for this😳

  38. Pamela Green says:

    I learned sooo much thank you!!

  39. mjpete27 says:

    Such a nice series and you have put this together so very well! I am glad your giving credit where it is due and bringing your own style to the videos! I believe if you feel comfortable drawing certain subjects then you draw that subject well or better than others! I hope you continue this series and keep going with it as well as the first two have gone!! I am so glad to see you posting so regularly your such a generous teacher and gifted Artist, Thank You.

  40. Lily _6559 says:

    How do you draw an in between 3/4 and profile view? I find that the hardest besides up views …

  41. Fine Arts With Afnan Rauf says:

    Your style is a mixture of cartoonist and Michael Angelo. Love it

  42. Júlia Rauber says:

    You have no idea of how I’ve improved after this. THANK YOU SO MUCH. In my city an art book is soooooo expensive and we are running out of cash. As you have just summed it all up I was able to understand everything 😅😘

  43. Lisa Remley Washburn says:

    Would it be possible for you to do a step by step print out? Perhaps on your Patreon? Thanks so much- I am obsessed with your work!

  44. Redeye_ Artist says:

    I’ve been watching you for a long time. Back to when you pretty much drew bunnies and other animals. You have improved SO much and you are a testament that the right kind of practice can and will help you improve. Everyone asks for the easy way to get better and you’ve shown it just takes time. It’s inspiring for me to see you teaching this method because I have seen you struggle with faces.So, I’ve had the Loomis book and I’ve been drawing all my life (we will just say a long time lol) so I thought I could jump in and do it alI instead I just got frustrated and quit. I’m going to get my sketch book and listen to you and just do the head shapes. I really hope you touch on child proportions also. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of this series! Thank you 😊

  45. Leslie V.R says:

    THANK YOU💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞

  46. antcobra says:

    I am so happy I can’t wait for the next one

  47. easy breezy art says:

    It's really very helpful ❤️… waiting for more ❤️🌼

  48. Galaxy Stars says:

    Thank u

  49. Galaxy Stars says:

    Learnt quite abit thanks 🙂

  50. Alina Nechiporenko says:

    I think you have same face syndrome…

  51. diane dreyfus says:

    Very helpful and welcome thank you

  52. bé renger says:

    How many time does it take her to draw a single face ?

  53. •MaryChan• says:


  54. Alice Herr says:

    Thanks, it's amazing and really helpful. 😘❤️

  55. Laura Ruiz says:

    I love all your videos! They helped me a lot but the one thing that I still can't do right is the shading. Could you mae a video talking about how you deal with shades and light on a drawing?

  56. dragonflower17 says:

    Thank you for naming what this method is called! I've seen it listed in tutorial after tutorial but never named. I really appreciate it. <3

  57. Graphite Clawグラファイトクロー says:

    That neck at 7:00 :O it’s a giraffe hooman

  58. Aprajita Tyagi says:

    I love this series that you have started!!!

  59. Mr. Business Man says:

    Awesome!! I just love your teaching. You have such great skill plus the natural ability to instruct and convey in relative simple terms how to "Get it done!" Thank you so kindly. It brings me joy as a 69 year old disabled Vietnam Veteran who's trying to learn how to draw. God bless your precious heart! 👍😊

  60. Stephen Carter says:


  61. Herbcrone Art says:


  62. Ed Will says:

    Just saw this , Subbed

  63. David Church says:

    Great Tutorial! Loomis method is so useful; definitely find your tutorials very helpful and will looking forward to your new ones.

  64. Biyan 70 says:

    Thank you fr tutorial

  65. jdxicjc dmxkxlxk says:

    Your style😍

  66. janey2562 says:

    Illustrate it well. Your words and movements of your hands do not correspond. The lines can hardly be seen.

  67. Александр Месье says:

    Если бы ещё по русски говорила цены бы тебе не было бы

  68. Jose Guerra says:

    I love your feed back and video speed…can you draw a face on charcoal in 34 using a foto as a reference using this method please…thank you..🎨👍

  69. Ashley Earnest says:

    I think Im on the tight track with drawing people but when I outline a lot gets taken away

  70. Alapan Bag says:

    really helpful videos. Will there be any series on figure drawing?

  71. Francisco Canela says:

    Can you show how to draw Hands / cloths/ objects please

  72. LavenderDebs says:

    like unlocking a mystery… thanks!

  73. macko hehe says:

    Thank you for this video! It helped me a lot. Like and subscribe.

  74. SuperXrunner says:

    Actually the middle line represents the eyebrow according to the loomis book

  75. Justin Bartee says:

    Thank you for your videos. I think can really help me to draw faces now

  76. 기랑 GiLang says:

    Not only you for me front facing view is the most difficult for both eyes to precise

  77. Bryant Mackey says:

    I love this

  78. Lola Alvarez-Maldonado Trabucchelli says:

    You have no idea how this video helped me

  79. samphonnet gamgee says:

    I'm a subscriber 🙂 Could you please do future videos of loomis construction with a Ballpoint Pain or apply more pressure to the pencil? It is so interesting but hard to see on the screen (too little contrast).

  80. Omar Farook says:

    Whats the name of the book

  81. POTATOSHOW says:

    Thank you! This helped me Alot. I love drawing people but Every time I start the head it ends up looking like a potato…:/

  82. Stevie Sketches says:

    Soooo helpful! Was drawing along with the video, thank you ☺️

  83. Nocturnal Nikkole says:

    This really works! Thanks for making this video this is helping me learn about different face structure. Omg I have trouble with frontals too. The 3/4 for me and profile is way easier.

  84. Denzel Hadrian says:

    Your voice sounds like you have a cold but i love how it sounds 😍

  85. Dan says:

    Maybe use a pen. Hard to see your pencilwork.

  86. D. Rudy Network says:

    I was always messing up when I use the book so thanks I got to see some reasons why things were put where and in live action .

  87. Ella Preuss says:

    I love your tutorials! Just one thing: when you're drawing the circles and lines, it's too soft, thin? And I can barely see them, I have to move my screen around to notice them better. Other than that, you explain things super well!

  88. J&D Drawing Art says:

    It’s simple and perfect I love ❤️ this video

  89. Krupa Hanchate says:

    yaa can draw biger size plz

  90. Krupa Hanchate says:

    and darker drawind and thanks

  91. Sankar Deka says:

    Love u💓💓💓💓

  92. windy mbi says:

    it have help me allllllot

  93. Yograj Chamlagain says:

    I loved your video, but could you please tell me how to make a reference ball based on Loomis's method so that I can draw head in any angle. Thanks in advance.

  94. Flem wit says:

    Can do on how to draw hands tutorial

  95. M E says:

    Whenever I try any of your tutorials, I follow them to a T but still, the eyes always end up so far up from the nose so the proportions look weird. I don't know what I'm doing wrong… But it would be a lot easier I think if you have a video showing how to draw the face PLUS the features all in the same video.

  96. Jean Vanderwalt says:

    Thx for all the help i think i got it the first try lol

  97. Marshall says:

    Thank you !

  98. Sheep Savage says:

    Please do expressions! I really struggle with them!

  99. Courtney Langford says:

    Who's knew favorite youtuber?

  100. grande says:

    I love your style

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