Face Shapes: Explore Character Using 9 Simple Shapes Premium class

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • How to draw kite shaped faces

    • How to draw heart shaped faces

    • How to draw rectangle shaped faces

    • How to draw oval shaped faces

    • How to draw round shaped faces

    • How to draw square shaped faces

    • How to draw teardrop shaped faces

    • How to draw heptagon shaped faces

    • How to draw oblong shaped faces

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Most of us thought that the average face shape was oval however, it turns out that only 14 per cent actually have an oval shaped face.

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

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

Nina's character development series will inspire and support you creative journey, uncovering new possibilities with your character designs.

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I just love Nina's classes. She is so organized and professional, and her lilting voice as she explains how she works her magic is delightful. Looking forward to making a clay head for another of Nina's classes, as she teaches us to bring our characters to life.
Amazing Class. I learned a lot, and I can't wait to start my drawing studies.
Priscila Rodd

Hello from Uchoa, Sp Brazil

Fun study on different face shapes to create new characters.
Nicole Harriman

Digital Designer and Illustrator





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide. My character-based illustration classes share everything that I’ve learnt about picture book illustration over the years.

Check out all of my classes to learn the tricks of the trade.

Follow me on Instagram for daily illustration inspiration.