9 Different Face Shapes

I recently took a Skillshare class by picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft. Exploring the nine different face shapes and how to draw them.

Drawing the faces of characters has always been a challenge. Fear and trepidation sets in and familiarity takes over, compelling my pencil to sketch shapes and features I have previously used. Resulting in a collection of characters who look like they could be related. Not ideal…!

Here are the results of the class project. 

Kite shaped faces
Oval shaped faces
Square shaped faces
Teardrop shaped face
Heptagon shaped faces
Oblong shaped faces
Rectangle shaped faces
Added colour using Photoshop brushes

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Rachel Lucette Adams

Hello I’m Rachel Lucette. I work remotely from a studio based in Colchester, Essex. Creating lively representational artwork, illustrations and vector graphics for advertising, web, print, publishing and editorial markets