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Study of faces - how to draw cartoon faces (a cheat sheet)
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Posted on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:04 IST (last updated: Sat, May 19, 2012 @ 19:16 IST)
- Face shape should be oval and should end in a pointed chin. However, to convey youth, the cheeks should be reasonably rounded. (older women can be more angular and facial features tend to be more prominently lined).
- Nose should be delicate.
- Mouth should be small and lips not too thick but not thin either. However, this is subjective.
- Neck should be thin and shoulders should be slightly sloping and not too broad.
- Face should be rounder and not oval.
- Eyes tend to be larger with more black area than white. Delicate nose.
- Thick but short and full mouth. Almost no chin to speak of.
- Almost no facial lines.
- Neck should be thinner and not too long.
- Additional cues which can be used is curly and thick hair.
- Jug shaped head - narrow at the top and broader at the bottom - with a large chin with lines conveying double chin flab and sagging cheeks.
- Smaller eyes with furrowed eyebrow and puffiness - shown by lines under the eyes.
- Larger nose.
- Facial lines along cheekbone to give a gaunt appearance.
- Thinner mouth - lips almost invisible.
- Additional cues: lined forehead.
- For a younger man's face, the jug shape needs to be reversed and made a bit squarer.
- Chin is prominent and broader.
- Eyes are normal sized. Nose is reasonably prominent.
- Mouth is larger, but lips are thin.
- Neck is broader and shoulders are squarer and not sloping.