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October 26, 2015
[Stock & Resources] This tutorial is an informative and in-depth guide on how to draw a female face. Artists will find the clearly explained steps incredibly useful.  tutorial - drawing a female face by loish
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tutorial - drawing a female face


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at long last! a loish tutorial! this one was commissioned by the folks over at autodesk-sketchbook, for the March Hero Challenge that just went up! more info here - March Hero Challenge: Stephen Silver

the image is huge, please be patient and give it some time to load :)

although the art was made in autodesk sketchbook 7 (more info on the program here -, the method applies to basically any digital program that has basic layer and brush functions. i mostly use photoshop but have been playing around with sketchbook more since getting a cintiq companion (it's a more intuitive and fast program for touch devices). 

for more information on my techniques (including background information, tips, and links to process vids and other resources i've done in the past): please check out my FAQ!! - F.A.Q - new and improved
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Would love if you could answer my question about this tutorial quickly. Fingers crossed!

I'm struggling to get the linework multiplying to work. I'm not sure if maybe I'm overlooking something. Am I supposed to completely avoid colouring over any lines in the layer underneath?

When I switch my lineart to multiply, all of the lineart is covered by what I painted underneath and it seems extremely tedious to fix it all up, and looks kind of weird in general. Granted, I'm using Photoshop CS6, not sure if there is a difference in how the programs handle it.

I've resigned to just keeping the lineart layer normal but I would love any tips/direction you could offer.

Thanks! Lovely work. You're an inspiration :)