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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Frontal View

The full frontal view isn’t difficult to draw if you block in the guidelines first. Study your subject and check the proportions. If you want to learn more about drawing people, see Walter Foster’s Drawing Heads (HT17) and Heads & Figures in Pencil (HT257).

Start with two simple curves for the sides of the face in step A, and then place horizontal guidelines for the nose and brow. Extend the nose line beyond the face to mark the bottom of the ears. You can add a vertical line down the center if it will help you place the features evenly on each side of the face. Don’t worry if your drawing isn’t perfectly symmetrical—most faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical either!

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