Drawing Faces: Angel
About drawing faces: Learn how to draw a
face. Choose from drawing an angel face on this page or sketching a demon.
Follow this step by step drawing lesson for perfect proportions!
How to Draw Faces – Drawing Tutorial:
- Draw an oval or egg shape with the narrow end pointing downwards. Fill the whole page, using all of the space available.
- Using very light guidelines, divide the shape across horizontally, about half way down. (This may seem rather low for placing the eyes – but if you measure a real head, you will see that it is right. Because the face is very important to us, we tend to perceive it as being larger than it really is.)
- Draw the eyes, about one eye width apart. (Wide apart eyes look innocent.)
- Divide the lower face into thirds. (Again using very light guidelines.)
- Put in minimal lines to suggest where the darkest shadows would be – around the bottom edges of the nose and lips, and where the mouth opens.
- Add simple lines to suggest ears – the top of the ear is level with the eye, and the bottom of the ear is level with the tip of the nose.
- The neck is almost as wide as the head and joins just below the ears – if you want to check this you can feel it on your own head!
- Add some cherubic curls for hair.
How to Draw an Angel Face:
Follow the drawing tutorial worksheet above to create an innocent, angelic face, then add a halo following the instructions below.
How to Draw a Halo:
Add a delicate halo around your angel face,
by simply drawing round a plate as a template. (Stop where the plate edge meets
the hair.) A double edge looks effective – just slide the plate in or out a
little and draw round it again. Colour or paint the halo very pale yellow or
grey, then add a little detail with a gold pen – tiny dots or stars look
How to Draw Angels and Demons:
Here’s another ‘Drawing Faces’
worksheet – which is basically the same ‘step by step’ drawing tutorial, but
finishes up as a Halloween devil.
A line drawing of a
Halloween Devil for you to Colour