How I Finally Got Good at Drawing the Face – 3 Tips that took me out of Beginner Hell

I have to give big credit to the brilliant illustrator Chyan as I first encountered the box and turnarounds method through his course (which was one of the resources I used to study in those 2 months).
As I’m showing you the actual practice and studies I did during those 2 months, some of the study sketches were from there among other resources and my own experimentation.
I eventually developed my own way to apply the method to suit me and my style, and what I’m sharing in this video is a culmination of that + the best stuff I learned. But his teaching really helped form the foundation for it, so big shoutout to him!

Chyan’s course – https://coloso.us/illust_webtoon/illustrator_chyan_us
Chyan’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/qleleldhcks

Also sorry for the blurred part at the end, some of the studies I was showing was from a resource that doesn’t allow people to show their studies of it, so I edited it out.

⚠️Warning: These are anatomy-related so they portray nude figures.
Also none of the links I share here are sponsored or affiliates, just stuff I personally used and found helpful.

Anatomy360 – https://anatomy360.info/
Anatomy for Sculptors – https://anatomy4sculptors.com/product/understanding-the-human-figure-pdf/

How To Draw Hair – 5 Tips That Will CHANGE Everything: https://youtu.be/0Qq4DD5juTE

00:00 Intro
01:25 Tip #1: The Box Method
05:48 Tip #2: Head Turnarounds
08:14 Tip #3: Anatomy Studies
10:34 What about 3D?

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  1. I can relate to that feeling of frustration, I didn't understand what I was doing wrong with the head and how to fix it, thanks to you I might be able to overcome this problem finally. Although I have to say your art looks really good even before fixing these mistakes.

  2. you might not read this and honestly it doesn't matter, all that matters is me wanting to thank you
    bro your videos are what i have been searching for the past 2 years of drawing, i fucking love you bro
    thanks alot for making these videos

  3. It all makes sense now. The reason why I gave up art was because I gave up on improvement because the whole reason I started drawing in the first place was to get better. And I had no motivation because I thought that no matter how hard I tried, I wouldn’t be good enough and that made me wonder what the point of it was. What I’m saying is that I think I can get better and I feel motivated to do what makes me happy again.

  4. As someone who gave up on drawing a few years ago due to a few reasons, I find your video series on how to draw amazing. When I remember back when I was actively trying to get better there weren't any good artists that would explain how they did things, so you going out of your way and explain how you do things is amazing to watch. Who knows, maybe I'll start drawing again because of these videos.

  5. The problem for me here is drawing a box on different angles, the tricky part is the slight direction of the lines that sometimes I can't see clearly how it directs so the depth of the shape ends up incorrect.

  6. Thank you for practicing can help me draw head accuracy. This help me a lot. I try to find the way to practice. Your tips really helpful. Thank you so much.

  7. ok, first of all, I would like to say that you r actually insane at drawing! Next, I would like to ask how did you learn how to draw because right now my goal is to draw illustrations and fan art as a hobby but I don't really know how to/where to get started. Can you please recommend any programs/courses/exercises that you find helpful during your early stages? Also, I am sorry because I am pretty sure you get this question a lot.

  8. Thank you so much this helped motivate me so much! the idea of thinking of stuff in 3d and foreshortening was amazing definitely helped me! also anatomy… yaehh i should probably learn that tooo haha

  9. I only started learning to draw a few days ago and been focused on poses but man my faces SUCK lol. This looks like exactly what ive been looking for! Thank you for all the work you put into this. Its so easy to understand

  10. Will you post videos more consistently? Im in love with your channel but i was shattered when i found out theres not many videos 🙁

  11. I just want to say I love your videos Oriday! I struggled to get faces and perspective right for a while now and many tutorial and guides always uses the circle method which has never worked for me. The face was always off and it affected the rest of the drawing.
    Seeing the examples and the way you explained the tips was helpful! I been practicing the box method and I can see an improvement. Thank you!

  12. Omg this helped me so much. I started drawing on a whim and seeing everyone drawing circle for the head make me suffer so much since i, well, can't draw it properly.

  13. Could you do something on how to achieve thinner lines for your line-art? I'm trying really hard to achieve the style of other art similar to yours, but I just can not figure out how to get my lines to look that thin. Admittedly it would be nice if I could show you what I've done so that way you could tell me based on what you can see, but either way, I just really want to improve my skills and get better

  14. I just found your videos and WOW, it's amazing how fast and how much you've improved!! your art now is amazing, you're one of my favorite artists ever and your videos are all anime artists really need <3 thank you!
    do you plan to make a video of how you separate each layer?

  15. this was so helpful for me and all of your tutorials just keep helping my art improve but i still really struggle of feet i would love to see a tutorial on the anatomy of feet and how to draw shoes !

  16. I been struggling with the head since 2020 and i couldn't find a tutorial that worked for me, with the little I've practiced I already see improvement, so tysm! <3

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