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Oh damn, oh shit

Its tutorial time 8D Cuz I have nothing else on my plate, obviously (I'm lying). Anyways I was feeling like not working on comics so I did this. As always, feel free to trace or whatever you need to do. Sorry if it is less in depth, this is more about the shapes and how to arrange them on the face vs an exhaustive listing of a bunch of details. Hopefully this will give you a place to begin so you can make your own variety, instead of having to rely on others and reffing (if you even need the help).

I'd like to add, this is exactly how I draw faces. If you like that and want to emulate it for some godawful reason, go ahead, I guess (though I strongly advise you to develop your own style). But hopefully the principles are basic enough to be applied to any style you like.

*edit* Oop, almost forgot! my fav nose tutorial, by mimm…

Ok back to work D:

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NeverWell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Your descriptions of the “bits” are so wonderful. They actually help me as much as the drawings themselves. Sure, spheres sinking into your head may sound disturbing, but I will remember it when I’m sketching. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
ChoppaStyles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this tutorial and style, I really need to improve the way I draw heads and faces, thank you!
CurlFox Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this help a bunch
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
This is beautiful.
HopInDaFrog Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! this helps alot!
pokefan2012 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks so much for this tutorial, it's one of the most comprehensive ones I've ever seen :D Hopefully, it will help me improve a bit :lmao:

(Also I love anime, but I agree that it can be quite trashy :XD:)
Guy-who-Loves-Art Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial

Also I find most anime to be trash too
dinu1999 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome reference!
SlickFrame Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Excellent tutorial man! I might have to subscribe to your Patreon!
goosetooth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials r so amaze do u have any on animals besides humans ,o,? (yes humans r animals BUT PPL DONT REALIZE IT FOR SOME REASON)
shingworks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
XD Thanks, I'm glad you like them. I don't at the moment, but will be revamping my tutorial series soon via Patreon, I'm like $50 away from a monthly tutorial series with new tutorials on a lot of subjects :]
goosetooth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay okay note me when you do ,v,
Kyle-13 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm the creator of, a website that teaches artists how to draw people by explaining difficult anatomy concepts in simple terms. I loved your tutorial and thought that it would be really helpful to my readers, so I featured it on the site. I made sure to give you full credit, link to your page on deviantart, and comply with all the terms of your creative commons license. I hope you don't mind!
GamieNin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I love that pure touch of funny you give to your tutorials, never have i learned and laughed haha, and thank you for the tips :) 
Dragonfire810 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015   Filmographer
Could you make 7 disney dragon drawing tutorials ?
shingworks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's very specific (and, no)
Dragonfire810 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Filmographer
This what that the dragons look like this pic…
Just give it a try because this my suggestion to you and you have to do it.
shingworks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
lol, no
Dragonfire810 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015   Filmographer
Your answer is no because you hate taking free requests for dragon artists like me.
shingworks Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's because I do art for a living, and my time costs money. I don't have time for random requests. If you seriously want a artist to draw you things, you should probably find out what their rates are, or back off.
RaxelMaestro Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student
I always had problems with faces, only because when i drew them, it's like every different person have got the same head size of everyone.
I'll try that.
SAR500 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou for sharing
nerveZero Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this.
Amadeus-V Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
o mai
TanithCharnel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"They're looking for the exit out of this tutorial"

i laugh so hard every time i reference this tutorial 
Glacilynn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh this is really helpful my faces are already starting too look better using this
JoshuaSander Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
You are a monster calling anime shitty !!, oh my god, why ?!, whyyy ?!!. But all serious thanks a lot for the tutorial, it was really helpfull, if i ever found you in real life i will kiss you. You have been warned !!.
Swniver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmmmh, I think I love you.
xXMr-LinkXx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Should be useful.
TheSunWise Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial helped me alot. Thank you.
dratini12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist
KB-concepts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
This tutorial is great! It's really helped me see that noses are just triangles and aren't a pain to draw like I usually find them to be. Thank you :)
sonicluke Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2014
Cool :)
stargirlstan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   General Artist
these are awesome!!! Thanks so much for the advice!!! <3 <3 <3
RifTheBit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014   Digital Artist
nice :la:
AmethystForge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Pamesman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Pamesman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
favourited, nice job
Festivalights Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are like a gift given from the Chinchilla gods, heh~

Just a question, in the future, do you think you'll ever plan to make a small perspective tutorial?
Andranis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaah, this is something I totally needed to find ~ :heart: Faces are the WORST for me, followed by feet(#2 worst) and hands(#3)
opiganteng Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
awesome !:D
kittoditto Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Can I say that I'm seriously in love with the way you drew all of this.
ColdnessOfLove Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah I love your tutorials so much! This has motivated me enough to actually bother studying skulls now... Blarghhhh... I hate anatomy and the fact you have to know about it. :/ But I guess it'll be worth it in the end... Thanks again! :D
shingworks Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, you'll love it when you figure it out! Drawing the skull under the face will up your game so much! Heres some good ref I just saw today, seemed very useful and I bet you will get a lot out of it fucktonofanatomyreferencesrebo…
ColdnessOfLove Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, thank you so much! :D These are really useful!
KenshinEien Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I just stumbled upon your page through a link from another respected artist i have been watching for some time, over at her lackadaisy page. Your tutorials are Great and very helpful to everyone here aspiring to better themselves as artists!

You've made my list... And now, back to work! ^u^
IngvarOrn Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial, an enjoyable read :) Helped a bunch.

Only thing 1 thing I wanted to note; You should be more secure about your work, at least in your writing.

Other then that great job!
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