Face Shapes - Explore Character Using 9 Simple Shapes

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • Draw kite shaped faces

    • Drawing heart shaped faces

    • Drawing rectangle shaped faces

    • Drawing oval shaped faces

    • Drawing round shaped faces

    • Drawing square shaped faces

    • Drawing teardrop shaped faces

    • Drawing heptagon shaped faces

    • Drawing oblong shaped faces

    • To finish


About This Class

Draw fun faces using simple shapes that will inspire a library of characters for future projects.

Explore character using the kite, heart, rectangle, oval, round, square, teardrop, heptagon and oblong shapes. See how some shapes are more successful than others when trying to depict a specific age, gender or personality type for your character. 

Use this class to:-

  • experiment and 'play' with your own style of drawing faces using shape as your inspiration
  • give you the confidence and try new ways of drawing faces
  • create a new set of faces to add to your portfolio of character ideas

With more than a dozen picture books published world-wide my character development series teaches every aspect of character design. Whether you’re thinking about self-publishing, designing a one off character for a project or illustrating a publication. Work your way up through all of my classes for support, inspiration and to up-skill or re-fresh your illustration style.

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This is an amazing class! It really has helped me to break down the proportions of the face while having complete freedom to embellish facial features. I love it! I always learn so much from Nina. Her classes literally take you from ho-hum to amazing! Thanks so much Nina for using your talent to help us to better ourselves.

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Clase que me ha hecho disfrutar y divertirme dibujando.
Thank you so much)))





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, winning some awards along the way.

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