How to Draw a Girl's Face with Pencils for Beginners

How to Draw a Girl’s Face with Pencils for Beginners

Drawing a girl’s face can seem like a daunting task, especially for beginners. But with the right guidance and practice, anyone can create a beautiful portrait.

In this blog post, we will cover the steps for drawing a girl’s face with pencils.

Materials Needed

Before we get started, make sure you have the following materials:

  • Pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
  • Eraser
  • Paper (sketchbook or drawing paper)
  • Blending tool (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Start with basic shapes

Begin by sketching out the basic shapes that make up the girl’s face. Draw a circle for the head and a vertical line down the center to mark the position of the nose. Then draw two horizontal lines – one for the eyes and another for the mouth. These lines will act as guides for the placement of the facial features.

Step 2: Sketch the features

Using the guide lines as a reference, start to sketch the facial features. Draw the eyes, nose, and mouth, and make sure they are proportionate to each other and to the rest of the face. Take your time with this step and keep erasing and adjusting until you are happy with the placement of each feature.

Step 3: Add details

Once you have the basic facial features in place, it’s time to add details. Draw the eyelashes, eyebrows, and any other features that make the face unique, such as freckles or dimples. Pay close attention to the curves and angles of each feature and use shading to add depth and dimension to the face.

Step 4: Shade and blend

To give the face a more realistic look, it’s important to add shading and blend the pencil marks. Start by shading in the areas around the eyes and nose, and then work your way outwards. Use a blending tool, such as a blending stump or your finger, to blend the pencil marks and create a smooth transition between light and dark areas.

Step 5: Final touches

Once you are happy with the shading and blending, take a step back and evaluate the drawing as a whole. Make any final adjustments or touch-ups as needed, and then sign your name in the corner.

Remember, practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if your first attempt doesn’t turn out exactly as you want it. Keep practicing and experimenting with different techniques.

Tips for Success

  • Use a reference photo to help guide your drawing.
  • Start with light pressure on the pencil and gradually build up to create darker values.
  • Pay attention to the direction of the light source to create realistic shading.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! You can always erase and start over.


Drawing a girl’s face with pencils may take some practice, but with these steps, you can create a beautiful portrait.

Remember to take your time, pay attention to proportions and details, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes – they are all part of the learning process.

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To your next drawing!


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