How to Draw Faces

  • Published on Oct 24, 2017
  • Learn how to draw faces step by step from scratch. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to draw male and female faces. I'll also demonstrate how to transform your characters by making simple changes. Requested by: Wendy Nelson :)
    UPDATE: Here's the NEW, DETAILED, SLOW version by popular request!
    Written version of this tutorial:
    - Canson Sketch Paper:
    - 2B Derwent Graphic Pencil (I recommend HB for light sketching):
    - Random 0.7mm HB pencil (usually use 0.5mm Pentel Ain but I couldn't find it anywhere):
    - Prismacolor Kneaded Eraser:
    - Plastic Mono Eraser:
    - Transparent Ruler
    - SmudgeGuard glove:
    SKIP TO...
    How to draw a male face: 0:10
    Eyes: 1:19
    Nose: 2:13
    Lips: 2:42
    Hair: 3:38
    Ears: 4:20
    Cheeks, Jaw, Chin: 4:42
    Neck: 5:09
    Male - First transformation: 5:21
    How to draw a female face: 7:51
    Eyes: 8:44
    Nose: 9:32
    Lips: 10:02
    Ears: 10:42
    Hair: 10:56
    Neck: 11:33
    Female - First transformation: 11:39

    How to draw hair:
    How to draw a pair of eyes:
    How to draw noses:
    How to draw lips:
    How to draw 6 different eye shapes:
    How to shade a faces:


    This content contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase through the link, I will make a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps fund free tutorials on the RFA channel and website. Thank you for your support!
  • Howto & StyleHowto & Style

Comments • 11 065

  • RapidFireArt
    RapidFireArt  7 months ago +333

    **NEW VERSION RELEASED!: By popular request, here's the updated version that's slower and more detailed!

    • ArtXtrA
      ArtXtrA 18 days ago

      Check out my easy drawing videos

    • Reality is Power
      Reality is Power 19 days ago

      Hi need one seketch can u help me plz Answer

    • Dolliana Omer
      Dolliana Omer 23 days ago


    • MR.Gamer All star gamin
      MR.Gamer All star gamin Month ago

      RapidFireArt is da best

    • MR.Gamer All star gamin
      MR.Gamer All star gamin Month ago

      your amazing at drawing I’ve been drawing since I was 2 or 3 and I drew cartoons and little comics but now your helped me draw a awesome portrait thanks so much !! Plz reply

  • Syed Sameer Nasri

    we need more people like you who encourage and teach amateur artist like me who unfortunately cant study art in school but can learn a lot and boost our confidence by watching your videos. love you, hats off.

  • Elizabeth J.
    Elizabeth J. Day ago

    My art teacher will teach us how to do it one time, and then expect us to do it perfectly


    Wow that is so cool ti

  • Bukola Lawal
    Bukola Lawal Day ago

    This is a good drawing how do you draw it

  • Brian C
    Brian C Day ago

    I could draw a potato

  • simple_otaku _45

    You are an amazing artist really

  • SnEaKy BoI
    SnEaKy BoI Day ago

    Only 531K of them subscribed

  • Carlene Ellis
    Carlene Ellis Day ago

    The guy low key looks like Brandon Uris from P!ATD

  • Amal G
    Amal G 2 days ago

  • Marc Wendell HUANG
    Marc Wendell HUANG 2 days ago

    Too fast !!!!

  • Arish Makhdoom
    Arish Makhdoom 2 days ago +2

    Yo your male drawing is so handsome. Mine one just look luke skeleton with triangle face 😂😂

  • Mo Na
    Mo Na 2 days ago

    u can draw good

  • Latoya S. Haddock
    Latoya S. Haddock 2 days ago

    How to draw a man face sketch watch amazing video

  • Ridhi Papineni
    Ridhi Papineni 2 days ago


  • #7 WALKER
    #7 WALKER 2 days ago

    Wait how to draw circle and eyes and nose aaand lips 🤒

  • DDX_GamingYT
    DDX_GamingYT 2 days ago

    I hate my life I’m so bad at drawing all I can draw is dinosaurs and dragons and even those aren’t that good there drawings be like🧑 but mine be like 🤤

  • drawing boy
    drawing boy 2 days ago


  • RedcarGaming
    RedcarGaming 3 days ago

    Could you teach us how to draw different types of faces you know like a kid's face or a really old face sumthin like that, i would really appreciate it

  • luvluca toni
    luvluca toni 3 days ago +1

    If younscrew up the eyes it's ok picasso will be proud .

  • Ruby Clarke
    Ruby Clarke 3 days ago

    You’re amazing I subscribed 😊

  • PoSeiDoN NaGa
    PoSeiDoN NaGa 3 days ago

    Males tend to have more accurate angular hairlines so let's give him a thicc neck. Hehehehe

  • gina bilbrey
    gina bilbrey 3 days ago

    Your amazing # subscribe

  • Histain
    Histain 3 days ago

    Guys, I learn how to draw amazing in 1 week from this site:

  • Shadab Qureshi
    Shadab Qureshi 3 days ago

    When u r making lines it's just seems like u r describing the body structure..

  • Royal Carpet
    Royal Carpet 3 days ago

    Males are gay

  • taehyung ARMY
    taehyung ARMY 3 days ago +1

    That person made a fantastic shaded face in 8 minutes.... and it took me 20 minutes to draw the first circle! LOl

  • FortnitePro HD
    FortnitePro HD 3 days ago +1

    Who else can’t draw the nose properly

    SANJIT BARMAN 3 days ago

    Nice mam

  • CreepC
    CreepC 3 days ago

    Amazing! Thank you for this!

  • ritesh kakkar
    ritesh kakkar 4 days ago

    hello how to drawn face

  • ii_Avocadox
    ii_Avocadox 4 days ago

    Why is it so fucking hard to draw I don’t fucking get it am I just fucking retarded?
    I’m not joking I’m genuinely crying how the fuck do you draw I’m so fucking useless

  • aleksey chernobay
    aleksey chernobay 4 days ago

    *You have wonderful drawings. If you don't mind, support my wife’s young channel on which she draws portraits on iPad Pro in Procreate:*

  • mmd yadav
    mmd yadav 4 days ago

    My name Mritunjay Yadav and l read in eight class and
    Mai art banana chahta hanu

  • Jass Tan
    Jass Tan 5 days ago +1

    My main problem is...I can draw and all but I’m NOT CREATIVEE!!!

  • Dakodah Ellisyt
    Dakodah Ellisyt 5 days ago

    What happen to your finger?

  • Sonia Morales
    Sonia Morales 5 days ago

    Btw this was very helpful ☺☺☺

  • kzwhitten24
    kzwhitten24 5 days ago

    this dog sh%&

  • Bounce Master99
    Bounce Master99 6 days ago

    This is sooooo hard i hate you

  • Anime_Addict
    Anime_Addict 6 days ago

    What kinda shrek lookin monster have I created-

  • Arctic Assassin
    Arctic Assassin 6 days ago

    I’m so bad at using charcoal pencils

  • Brookie's World
    Brookie's World 6 days ago +1

    Why does my guy look like nock off Justin Bieber

  • Duong.H .Nguyen
    Duong.H .Nguyen 6 days ago

    very useful! thanks!

  • Nikhil Sharma
    Nikhil Sharma 6 days ago

    you cover the drawing after drawing

  • Pooja Naik
    Pooja Naik 7 days ago

    Thank you mam. I learned lot from this video 😊😊😊😊😊

  • Hussein Abu Bakar
    Hussein Abu Bakar 7 days ago

    Basic 101 art shipping knowledge

  • Echo Frost
    Echo Frost 7 days ago

    You need to explain more and not just say 'go to the video in the description'
    I came because I needed to know how to draw the whole face and all its parts, not a briefly described simple version, with a video attached to go further in depth.
    Also, you're going way to fast to follow, no beginner can draw that fast

  • Joseph Johnson
    Joseph Johnson 7 days ago

    I draw horrible

  • Catherine Levison
    Catherine Levison 7 days ago

    WOW, it worked!!! My first faces ever and they are people! Thank you.

  • Reet Johal
    Reet Johal 7 days ago

    This is more confusing then math.......

  • Sketch Scot
    Sketch Scot 7 days ago

    which camera do you use to record your videos? my camera doesnt do justice to my work :(

  • Edrees Edrees
    Edrees Edrees 7 days ago

    Wow so nice I am mental your arts

  • Fluffkin Bros
    Fluffkin Bros 7 days ago

    Thanks a lot

  • Kumari Arti
    Kumari Arti 8 days ago

    Wonderful but you made other human face

  • Lucie Loake
    Lucie Loake 8 days ago

    the girl looks like the boys mum

  • Paul
    Paul 8 days ago

    Rapid Fire Art . I like this very much , because my problem is nose in relation to rest of face and proportion.

  • S4BER
    S4BER 8 days ago +70

    *Before I start this video lemme go watch a video on how to draw a circle first.*

  • Shaun Henrich Mamaradlo


  • Amazon Prime Video Bengali

    *I can't see*

  • #ligmagang
    #ligmagang 9 days ago

    Awesome video thanks so much!!

  • HeroOf X
    HeroOf X 9 days ago

    Too Good👍😅

  • Lost Panda
    Lost Panda 9 days ago

    got 3 ads in a row wtf

  • Alliecat :3
    Alliecat :3 9 days ago +1

    18:48 then press 18:49
    *im sorry*

    DEMKÓ ISTVÁN 9 days ago


  • R Returns
    R Returns 9 days ago

    Art is one of my favourite subjects

  • karipap pusing
    karipap pusing 9 days ago

    Justin bieber

  • Shiro Montage
    Shiro Montage 9 days ago

    He looks high not chill.

  • Maryam ALALI
    Maryam ALALI 9 days ago

    that helped me sooooooo so so much thank u soooo much

  • Bobby James
    Bobby James 9 days ago

    Good technique of drawing
    Can we draw the face of our friends using it??

    • Bobby James
      Bobby James 8 days ago +1

      +Learn Portrait Drawing thank u for your reply....I tried using your method... .and it worked

    • Learn Portrait Drawing
      Learn Portrait Drawing 9 days ago +1

      You sure can! Just use this technique as a template to apply towards other face and head shapes. If it helps, on my own channel, I try to teach how to draw portraits in real time (along with the picture I am looking at). You may find it useful, and let me know if you have any questions.

  • Airell Hafidz
    Airell Hafidz 9 days ago

    The face looks like Colins key

  • yansa merrosy
    yansa merrosy 10 days ago

    I thought you were wearing a black cast now I understand why you're wearing that and you've fixed one of my biggest problems when drawing❤❤❤

  • I like turtles
    I like turtles 10 days ago +1

    Who else is here because they want to do fan art

  • Saroj Kothari
    Saroj Kothari 11 days ago

    0:03 this was really a handsome face.😘

  • Ayush gupta
    Ayush gupta 11 days ago

    Amazing tips ...😊😊

  • GamingGeek 1359
    GamingGeek 1359 11 days ago

    I watched this to see if I can draw my crush with this method.

    DARLEEN 11 days ago

    when u said hey i’m darleen i was like omg me too! funny this is my first how to draw faces video - i hope this means i’ll be as good as you one day! yay lol

  • Unknown YT
    Unknown YT 11 days ago

    And how do you shade???

  • Unknown YT
    Unknown YT 11 days ago

    Do you use a normal pencil or some more expensive speciall pencil?

  • Unknown YT
    Unknown YT 11 days ago

    What kind of pencil do you use?

    • Unknown YT
      Unknown YT 11 days ago

      A normal pencil or some more expensive speciall pencil

  • Lachlan Snook
    Lachlan Snook 11 days ago

    i can't even draw a little babyyy

  • Lachlan Snook
    Lachlan Snook 11 days ago +1

    i'm getting better but does anyone hear the typing in the background hashtag so annoying

  • Salwa A
    Salwa A 11 days ago

    my face be looking like an ice cream cone

  • Idas verden
    Idas verden 11 days ago

    Wow i can draw no thanks!

  • Osnat Nagash
    Osnat Nagash 11 days ago 👑

  • Ameera Abuideh
    Ameera Abuideh 12 days ago +1

    Girl: erases one line
    me: erases all the line we needed
    AHHHH :(

  • Haley Hayes
    Haley Hayes 12 days ago

    me: *finishing drawing boyfriend then shows boyfriend drawing*
    Boyfriend: I am breaking up with you *leaves*
    Me: Was my drawing really that bad?

    2 weeks later.
    Me: Look at this drawing b2
    b2: I am breaking up with you.\

    Happens 5 more times
    me: Am I really that bad at drawing?

  • Jean Arredondo
    Jean Arredondo 12 days ago

    Wow!! I really loved the final pictures, it was really nice!

  • It'z Me
    It'z Me 12 days ago

    Mine looks like crap your video is cool it's helpful but I need more help bye

    SALONIKA AHUJA 12 days ago

    Can you post a video for free hand human figures?

  • Ashleigh Remigio
    Ashleigh Remigio 12 days ago

    Lol nice song

  • Sara A
    Sara A 12 days ago

    wow im amazed by what i just drew. this tut is amazing, thank you so much

  • Aurelio Agcol
    Aurelio Agcol 12 days ago

    Ba ba black ship teach me how to draw

  • Saroj Kothari
    Saroj Kothari 12 days ago

    Now I know that I can't even draw a circle.😅😵😫😩😱

  • Jen0531 -
    Jen0531 - 13 days ago +6

    Her: draws face perfectly
    Me: draw a crumpled circle
    Her:draws realistic eyes
    Me: draws two dots
    Her:draws mouth
    Me: draws a curved line
    Her:draws hair

  • minero Luvuno
    minero Luvuno 13 days ago

    Yo @RapidFireArt video = dope. Didn't come out exactly like yours but really helped. Much love😎

  • Amy VroomanOrtiz
    Amy VroomanOrtiz 13 days ago

    Draw a circle
    Me: draws a rectangle•_•

  • Atif Rehman
    Atif Rehman 13 days ago

    you are amazing

  • Kenley Beaubrun
    Kenley Beaubrun 13 days ago

    I like this video I found it very inspiring.
    to be that talented that ask to have a lot of dedication.
    I know because I'm trying to

  • Madison Trahan
    Madison Trahan 13 days ago

    thank youuu 💖

  • Etrit Morina
    Etrit Morina 13 days ago

    WOW wonderful