How to create cartoon faces | Jay Dubb | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      The introduction


    • 2.

      Creating a female face


    • 3.

      Let's draw a male cartoon face


    • 4.

      Let's come up with a whacky cartoon face


    • 5.

      Create a cartoon face using our routine


    • 6.

      Here is your assignment!!!


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Have you ever had a problem drawing or coming up with a cool cartoon head or face? Do you sometimes get stuck drawing the same faces over and over again?

In this class i will show you a fun way of drawing cartoon heads and faces instantly! This fun method will help you break out of that creative funk and will allow you to start draw a variety of interesting faces! i will show you how i gather and create different facial features that will help to create a map or chart which can then be use as reference to draw cool cartoon heads! After that, we go step by step with the drawing to come up with different faces! By the end of this class you will have the tools to create your own cartoon heads! so let's get started! 

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Jay Dubb

cartoonist/freelance illustrator


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Hello, I'm Jay Dubb and I'm a self-taught freelance artist. I share my art on Instagram,I also make animations and art related videos on Youtube ! I'm also a teacher here on Skillshare and i hope you can learn art and drawing with me!

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1. The introduction: Say, have you ever had a problem with drawing a cartoon here? You know, you get your paper and pencil. You sit down and draw in the results are not quite how you imagine. Yes, I know I've been there, done that. Well, here's a fun exercise that will help you draw a cartoon heads and faces. Instance. Number one. Go and watch or look up your favorite cartoon characters. And notice how they draw the eyes, the nose, mouth in his shapes. Number to get a sheet of paper and divide it into four parts. And in each section, filled them with different facial features. This chart is what you would use to come up with your own cartoon characters. And feel free to use the chart that I've made. You can access the PDF down in the description. Once we have everything we need, we will then go step-by-step and create our own cartoons. So good job. Chart ready or just follow along with me. So when you're ready, let's get started. 2. Creating a female face: Okay, now this exercise is great for getting your creative juices flowing. It helps you create faces, the fun and easy way. You can make a chart like this by going and watching your favorite cartoons. Just observe and copy the style of noses for one cartoon, and eyes and mouth, and the head shapes from other cartoons. And some of them you can even make up from your own imagination. I would probably stick to four for each feature. The more designs that you have, the more variety of phrases that you can draw. With my list, I chose this style of a head. This is the nose that I want to use, and these are the eyes. And let's see. This will be the mouth. So with that, we have a game plan. So now we can get your pencil and paper and let's get started. I'll start out by drawing the entire shape of the head. The sides of the head. I want to be slightly curved. And once I have that, come down to complete the bottom of the chin, complete the circle at the top. And just the Fonda lives. If you've watched some of my other tutorials, you will probably know, I wouldn't be torn down guidelines. But hey, I forgot. But that's okay. No rule to set in stone. But I would recommend that you do it if you are a beginner. Now, I'll simply drawing the eyes that I chose. Also the nose and the mouth. This exercise is pretty fun. It takes the pressure off of trying to come up with a face on the spot. Now I look over to my reference and draw in the style of mouth that I chose. How is your cartoon here coming along? Good, Good. Let's keep going. I go back up to the eyes and started adding in a little more detail. Let's add in those eyebrows, which are just simple curved lines. The hair shape I would just make up from my imagination. But you can also go and get reference for this as well. Let's give her bouncy fluffy here and bring it down behind her neck. She doesn't have a neck yet. What I'll fix that. There we go. I'll give her some bangs. And we're pretty much done. All I'm doing now is just tightening up the lines. Oh, and let's darken in her pupils. Once the pencil stage is done, I like to go over my picture with the marker. The bowl dark lines really helps it to pop in there. You have it, guys. I hate based off of our cartoon chart. 3. Let's draw a male cartoon face: Okay, let's refer back to our cartoon chart and pick out different features. Now, I'm going to pick this from my head. I'm a big these set of eyes. Let's use this nodes. And we will use this mouth. And now that we have a game plan, Let's get started. I noticed that this particular head shape was shaped like a pair. So I'll make a small circle for the top of the head. Then I'll slightly larger circle for the bottom part. And nafta that, hey, how did forget this time? Let's add in those guidelines. There we go. Add in the ears, which are simple curve lines with a little swirl in the middle for detail. Now looking back at my cartoon chart, drawing the eyes that I chose. But this particular character, the eyes are pretty simple to draw. Just a straight line going across in two curved lines at the bottom. I'll take a quick look back at the chart. And now it's time to join. That knows. The mouth may seem a little complicated at first. But just break it down line by line. Once you have the basic shape of the mouth. It's the small details around it that makes it look good. Feel free to look back at your chart if he ever having problems drawn a certain feature. All right guys, now that everything is in place, it's time to draw some here. So I'll start to draw in his hairline. And I'll think I gave him a somewhat of a short hairstyle. Adding in some eyebrows and clean up the sketch a bit. I continue to adjust and tightened the lines. And since I have plans to go over this later with the marker, I'm not too precious with the landscape. And there you have it. Another original head based off of our cartoon chart. 4. Let's come up with a whacky cartoon face: We're back looking at our chart. So let's create the next face. I might use this style for the head. I'm going to use these wacky set of eyes. This will be the nose and this simple smile for the mouth. So if you're ready, let's get started. I slowly sketch out the head shape, which is more like a square with curves. And after that, we'll put in the ears. Now add in the guidelines. Look back at our reference chart in drawing the eyes. The style of the eyes are really cartoony and simple. Circles and dots. Now add the nose and draw this simple smile for the mouth. Now let's give him some eyebrows. Yeah, that looks good. But we can't have our character walking around here with no here. So let's work on that now. Draw in the hairline. And this time let's give him a spiky hair style. Cool. Now let's draw his neck. And what did they say to the neck? Thanks for your support. Alright. Alright. Alright. At this point, we're pretty much done. We're just going over the lines and erasing the lines that we don't want and keeping the lines that we liked. As always, going over your lines and making them darker can really make it pop. Add a little shading and wildlife. Another cool cartoon here. 5. Create a cartoon face using our routine: Okay guys, by this point, we know the routine. Take a look at your chart and pick out the shape of the hair that you want to use. You want to pick out the eyes that you want to use, and the nose. And also you want to pick out the mouth. And since I've done that, let's get started. Break down the head by lightly sketching in a circle first. Then sketch your lines down on both sides. Then create the bottom of the chin by connecting the two. As always, you want to add in the ears. Simple enough. Then add in the guidelines. But before that, I cleaned up the sketch a bit Nice. Now look at the chart and draw the set of y's that you chose. And now the nose. When you really think about it, the nose, the eyes, and the mouth are just the combination of simple lines. Whoops, I didn't like that line. So I'll, I'll erase and try it again. Now, that's much better. Let's add a smile because she's in a good mood. The eyebrows are very important. They really helped to kneel down the facial expression. I'll add some lashes. Feel free to add anything to your character that you would like. Because even with this chart, nothing is set in stone. Now, let's work on a hairstyle. I'll draw in the hairline first. Give her a scratchy this sitting slightly behind the head. Then add the afro puffs. Cool. From here, the head is basically complete. All I'm doing now is just tightening up the sketch O and adding the neck. Of course. When drawing, I'm always looking over my picture. I want to see what needs to be added or taken away. And just like that, I noticed that she needed some earrings. And then about does it for the pencil drawing. You can go over the join with the marker like I'm doing. Or you can even color it with color pencils and crayons. It's all up to you. Just how fun with it. 6. Here is your assignment!!! : If you choose to accept, Here's your assignment. Create your own cartoon chart, including eyes, nose, mouth, and even hairstyles. And apply the knowledge that you learn for constructing cartoon heads. Then create your own characters. Get a sheet of paper. You fill it up with different combination of faces. Trust me, it's fun. You'll learn something new with every drawing. Well, that's all for now. Thanks for watching and keep practicing. And I'll see you in the next class.