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How To Draw A Face From An Angle

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What To Focus On When Drawing A Face From An Overhead Perspective

Drawing Faces From Any Angle

An overhead perspective refers to an angle from above.

Other than directly overhead, even being a little higher than the subject is also considered an overhead perspective angle.

When drawing a face from an overhead perspective, you should focus on knowing how its shape changes from looking at it from the front when looking at it from above.

First, let us take a look at the most basic shape, the cuboid, from above.

When looking at the rectangular part in front, you can see that it takes the shape of a trapezoid that gradually narrows towards the bottom.

This narrowing towards the bottom will be important when drawing a face from an overhead perspective, so please remember it.

Drawing Male And Female Mouths / Lips

Drawing a mouth can be a challenge, but you can draw realistic lips when you break the process into simple steps. Follow along to create a full, realistic mouth and avoid making simple mistakes, like defining hard edges, that beginning artists tend to make.

When studying the mouth, you will notice the upper lip is usually smaller and will appear darker than the bottom lip. It creates an M shape.

There are differences between male and female lips. Female mouths are much more defined and seem fuller and shinier. The edges of male lips are more subtle and are described by the shadows around them more than the edges themselves.

Drawing Lips | Female

1. Create a Line Drawing

Use the grid method and a mechanical pencil to create a line drawing of female lips.

2. Apply the Dark Patterns

When you are sure of your accuracy, carefully remove the grid lines with a kneaded eraser. Apply the dark patterns of the lips with a pencil.

Make the upper lip darker than the bottom one. This is because the upper lip angles in, and the bottom lip angles out.

3. Blend Tones and Light Highlights

Blend the tones smooth with a tortillion. Be sure to create the tones of the skin around the lips so that they look realistic. Use a kneaded eraser to lift the bright highlights of the lower lip to make them look moist and shiny.

Drawing Lips | Male

1. Create a Line Drawing

Use the grid method and a mechanical pencil to create a line drawing of male lips.

2. Add Dark Tones

3. Blend and Lift

Japanese Pro Vs Amateur

This is an interesting video as it shows how a pro draws anime and manga face and head, compared to an amateur.

While the video is in Japanese, dont let that bother you . Follow the lines, the hand movement, and see how the face and head structured. I also like the fact that the pro draws hair.;

The video is especially nice because it shows you how the drawing from an amateur compares with the drawing from a pro.;

Theres a clear mismatch in structure and in proportions. So it is useful to learn from a pro.

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How To Draw A Manga Male Head

In the video, Sophie Chan explains the subtle differences between male and female faces, so this tutorial is especially nice if you want to learn those differences.

The video presents a bit different approach to drawing the head, as Sophie starts from the chin, after the drawing the usual circle. Many starts by drawing the horizontal and vertical lines, but not Sophie, in this video, which makes the process a bit more interesting.

So in a sense, this video shows you how to draw the head before drawing elements like eyes, nose, mouth, etc. In the end, you have a clear head and face structure to draw on further.

Is A Higher Loft Driver Better

How to Draw a Face from any Angle | Part 1 – Front & Side View

Club Loft. In general, the slower the swing or club speed, the higher the loft of the driver to optimize both carry and roll. Most drivers come in degrees of loft from 8.5 to 16. Now, if you could increase the loft to 12.4 degrees, your total distance would increase to 293 yards, an improvement of 15 yards.

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Itions & New Centerline

The face is turned away from the viewer in a 3/4 view and so is the Centerline. ;To reflect that move the Centerline to the left. The closer the Centerline lays to the outline the closer to the profile view we get.Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the ellipse . This is the Eye-level line. Now divide each half into 3 equal parts.

How To Draw A Simple Anime Face From 3 Sides Front/side/profile With Guidelines

Okay, I think Mikey Mega Mega is one of those teachers that are just plain good. I mean, the teaching style is very clear, consistent, and you can easily follow his guidance.

This video shows you how to draw the anime head from the front, side, and profile. As you can notice from the video, drawing the head and face is not about being super perfect. Its about getting the elements around the right place. The better you can place nose, ear, eye in the head. The better the results.

But its not about being perfect. Its about being close enough.

At the end of the video, there is a speed up process on finalizing the head and face to completion.

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Ear Placement Using The Loomis Head Construction Method

Now that we know where all the facial features go, we can place the ear. The ear goes in the bottom-back corner of the circle created by the flattening of the head. Check this diagram for its location:

Okay, Gvaat, but how do I draw the ear? I have a separate tutorial all about how to draw the ear, check it out at this link.

Second Tutorial: How To Draw An Anime Face 3/4 View

How to Draw Faces From Different Angles

For the second tutorial, we are going to just focus on drawing an anime face from a 3/4 view


You should start by drawing the;Jaw and left side of the face. First, draw a curved convex line for the forehead, next a concave line for the side of the face . After you should draw another convex line towards the center and another one after to the right. The pointy end will be the chin.


The cross should be drawn as to curved lines, one vertical, connecting the center of the chin with the top of the forehead. The other line should be horizontal and should be drawn across the face.


The neck will be drawn as to curved lines, one coming from under the jaw and the other one paralleling it that will connect the ear we will draw next with the upper part of the torso.


The ear will be drawn as a curved line align with the horizontal line. The interior of the ear will be drawn also as curved lines.


The;eyes;will be drawn aligned with the top of the ears.


The;nose;will be the next step. You should draw it aligned with the bottom of the;ear.


As shown in the image above, directly under the;nose, draw a short horizontal line. Both sides of the;mouth;will be aligned with the center of the eyes.


On top of the eyes, the;eyebrows;will be drawn as two curved lines.


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Understanding And Fitting Driver Face Angle And Loft

You will rarely know the real loft of your driver even if you are reading the loft engraved on the driver head or if you are reading the loft and face angle specifications on a companys internet site. The only way to know the real or effective loft of any driver is to put it into a special golf club measuring gauge and measure it accurately with a special protractor.

Draw Various Male Faces

I noticed that when drawing males with thick outlines around the mouth, they turn out looking more feminine. You can lighten the outlines to make a pair of lips look more masculine.

  • Drawing narrow eyes can make a face look more chill and relaxed. The more visible the iris is, the more alert, intense, surprised, innocent or even angry the face will look.
  • Sharper, broader angles can make him look stronger, more masculine
  • Try different eye shapes too. I tried to make him look southeast asian by turning his eyes up at the ends, making the tip of the nose less pointy and giving him a pair of well defined lips.
  • Try to turn your character from a man into a boy by simply making his jawline narrower and smoother so his bones look less developed.
  • See if you can age him by adding different types of facial hair too!

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Drawing Anime & Manga Faces Viewed From Below Hard Angles

This tutorial is a bit advanced, but if you are ready for it, go for it. This tutorial explains how to draw faces from angles that you dont typically see in manga and anime.;

One of those is the one where the viewpoint is below the chin, making the chin look big and other features like eyes, small.

The reason why you dont see these too much in the manga is that in manga art, the chin is usually very pointy, aesthetic, or downright beautiful and when you view that from below, you will have to draw the chin based on realism.

Its pretty hard to draw a chin that is pointy when viewed below. It just doesnt work, so in these instances, you cant draw so much in manga and anime style but have to incorporate realism to it.

Which also means that you have to get into the mature style of manga and anime heads.;

How To Draw A Face From The Side

How To Draw Faces (At Different Angles!)

If you want to draw a face from the side or profile view, these same proportional measurements apply. We’ll simply alter the location of the features, positioning them on the side of the head.

In fact, we can start the process in exactly the same way – starting with a circle with intersecting lines.

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Draw The Facial Features

In the above example the facial features are placed as follows:

  • Eyes below the horizontal halfway point of the head
  • Nose halfway between the top of the eyes and the bottom of the chin
  • Mouth halfway between chin and bottom of nose for bottom lip with top lip slightly above
  • Ears between the top of the eyes an the bottom of the nose

Its important to note that the proportions given above are based on the center line for all of the facial features . The reason to be aware of this is that the parts of the face that are closer to the viewer should be drawn slightly larger than the parts that are away. This is due to perspective.

For a detailed explanation of perspective drawing see:

Also keep in mind that the far eye, eyebrow, and side of the lips should be drawn vertically shorter than their closer counterparts. This is both due to them being smaller because of perspective and because of the curve of the head. The far eye, eyebrow and side of the lips will curve away from the viewer and should be drawn vertically compressed. The more the face is turned from the viewer the more compressed you should draw the far side facial features.

Draw the ear about as tall as a quarter of the face positioned between the top of the eyes and the bottom of the nose.

For drawing eyes from different angles see:

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Study Loomis Construction By Creating Construction On Photographs

So we went through the theory of the Loomis construction above. Now comes the most overlooked and yet the most important part of Loomis construction practice on photographs.

If you want to draw to achieve beautiful, full of life illustration, I highly suggest using photographs to practice on and then begin to construct your own Loomis drawings. It is a great way of practice and just doing a few photographs a day for two weeks, followed by a short drawing session can help you move to the next level of portrait drawing.

Try it, consistency and perseverance are keys. Keep going back to the construction rules to check your work!

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Finding The Right Size

Draw an ellipse and mark the Centerline of it. The shape of the ellipse is as it was composed out of two equal in size circles one of top of the other.

For the purposes of this tutorial start with a bigger size of the face. Once you learn;the whole technique you can scale up and down to any size that you need.

Marking The Proportions Of The Head


Begin by measuring the main proportion of the models headin other words, its width-to-height ratiousing a pencil, or by eye.

NOTE: Many art students ask me how to measure with a pencil. To answer, I created this article:

The proportion of a head varies depending on the viewing angle, so take your time and make sure to get it as accurate as you can. When you know its ratio draw your first four strokes on your paper.

These four strokes will indicate the top, bottom, left, and right edges of the head. Make sure there is enough space in front of the headwhat we call nose roomand that the head is not too close to the top edge of paper. It is also good to have more space below the head than above.

You can train your eyes to judge proportions by first marking those edges freehand and then, if necessary, double-check the proportion using your pencil as explained in my article above.

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How To Draw A Head: 8 Common Angles

The head is an incredibly complex structure. Im not smart enough to process all that complexity at the same time, so I try to break it down into a couple simple shapes, which, for heads, is a sphere for the cranium, and a pyramid for the nose.;

Using these two basic shapes, you can set up the foundation for a drawing of a head at any angle.;You can learn all this and more from a number of brilliant lessons over on

The angles youll encounter the most as an artist are:;

  • Profile
  • Down three-quarters
  • Rear three-quarters

You will find yourself returning to these angles over and over again, so its good to know them well enough that you can whip them out with your eyes closed. Any angle thats not covered here can be interpolated with some in-betweening.

Commit these eight angles to memory, and start breaking down the head into simple shapes. Thats the best way to understand a complex object, issue, or problem: break it down into smaller digestible pieces. To draw something is to know it.;

How To Get The Correct Measurements

The Special Golf Club Gauge in my studio is capable of accurately measuring loft, lie and face angle in 1/10th degree increments. The driver shown has 55 degrees lie angle, 12.5 degrees of loft and the face angle here is purposely adjusted in the gauge to 0 degrees so the loft can be measured in the square face position.

The vertical bar you see resting against the face is measuring the loft and is touching the face at ½ of the face height. The two small protruding bars on either side of the vertical bar measure the face angle and are equidistant on both sides of the horizontal face center.

If the driver has a flat sole from front to back you simply press it down flat on the gauges base and measure the face angle. However, many drivers now have curved soles from front to back, so you need to know where the manufacturer intended for the club to touch the ground before you can get an accurate face angle measurement.

The lie angle is measured with the sole of the club touching the gauge at the clubs horizontal face center .

In conclusion if every driver was measured as shown here, it would be a perfect apples to apples comparison from one driver to another as far as the real or effective loft is concerned. Maybe I should go up to my local Golf Galaxy store and measure every driver in the store as I have shown here in the photo and provide a list of the real lofts for a reference to go by?

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Does Changing Loft Change Face Angle

The one thing to keep in mind here is that as you reposition the face angle at setup with your driver, you also change the actual loft angle. In other words for every degree you hold the face closed you also decrease the loft by the same amount. Conversely, if you roll the face open you will increase the loft.

Why Manufacturers Give The Wrong Measurements

How to draw a FACE at a 3/4 angle

The reasons for this are a good starting point for this discussion. The first reason is that manufacturers vary in the method and way they measure driver loft. The second reason is that some manufacturers simply put a loft number on the driver head because it is a very popular loft with driver buyers; but they want you in a different loft that they feel works better with their driver.

The third reason is that manufacturing tolerances for loft, even from the very best head manufacturing companies overseas, will be plus or minus 1 degree from the specification. The fourth reason is the amount of vertical face roll that is specified.

Since most modern 460cc drivers are actually hit above face center, a driver with more vertical face curvature will have a greater loft at impact than a driver with less vertical face curvature. I threw in vertical face roll since it is real world with modern drivers but it has no effect on the stated or measured loft which is always measured at ½ the vertical face height.

The above reasons are why it is so important to get fit in a launch monitor or to actually see the ball flight on a driving range or the golf course. However, this does not solve our problem of comparing driver lofts before we actually test them and especially so when comparing more than one manufacturers drivers. This is a real grey area and a difficult one for the golfer.

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