One of the things I doodle most are lady faces... it is probably my favorite "go to" doodle. And when I start one I NEVER know what it will look like in the end! That's why I could never draw comic strips or illustrate a book. I could never get the same character more than once.
Even though, I pretty much use the same steps every time ... they are still all different:
I actually missed a step... I do usually add an eyelid after step 3, sorry.
See how every step I did the nose different?! Pitiful!
Now, on these three, I actually drew the eyebrows last, almost as an after thought... I just started with the bottom of the nose. AND, this was a different kind of exercise. I drew her once, with no hair, and printed her three times to see how different I could make her using different hair styles and colors... Kinda cool.
ANYWAY, the reason I even thought of doing this post was because I doodled another today and was completely surprised at the result. Pleasantly so because I love how she came out.
I didn't realize she was gonna be black until I drew her lips. They ended up being really full. At that point I decided to put the two commas on either side of the nose to make it appear a bit wider....If I had known I was going to do that she wouldn't have the original black line down the middle of her nose! I used a single Copic marker for the skin and just went over the shaded areas several times. I think it is so interesting how people will use 3 or 4 different shades to color a single face. NOT NECESSARY! I don't think anyway. (Unfortunately, the original shading looks sooooo much better than this scan) That has always been my main objection to Copics. I think it is just crazy to spend $20-$25 to produce a single item (face, hair, whatever!)
That's it! Have a great day!