What are the best resources for learning to draw faces?

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    #1The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

    The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
    The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head by William Maughan is an innovative guide that will teach you how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.
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    Paridhi Sen
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "I recently started getting into digital art with very little background in traditional art so I've had to look for outside resources to help me get a better foundation. This is definitely a good one as it's not just example drawings but contains tons of written information, techniques, and tips, too. I thought I was going to be stuck drawing cartoon styles for so long but not now!"
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    #2Proko channel

    Proko channel
    Instructional How to Draw videos for artists. These drawing lessons are approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists.
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    Howard Mitchell
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I visit this channel pretty often, as I'm trying to learn to do some sketches to add a different element to my designs. There are so many videos that very simple to follow along with as you learn. The types of sketching and drawing topics they cover is quite extensive, probably the largest video learning resource I have seen out there. It's truly invaluable when it comes to learning about sketching everything from 3D objects to human faces, bodies and forms. "
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    #3Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

    Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
    Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces by Carrie Stuart Parks gives you proven, hands-on exercises, before-and-after examples, and all the guidance and inspiration you need to draw realistic faces with precision, confidence and style.
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    Jason Harris
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "One of the biggest problems I've faced as an artist is drawing realistic people. It's very hard to get right and the slightest feature that's off can turn it into a comical look. This book is really helpful on achieving realistic people."
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    #4Art of Wai

    Art of Wai
    This artist shows you how to draw anything the easy way. Full step by step drawing demonstrations with graphite pencils.
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    Doris Williamson
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "I wanted to learn how to draw faces. Art of Wai has plenty of resources for learning to draw faces. "
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Draw: The Beginner's Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Draw: The Beginner's Guide
    This guide is for help those who really want to learn how to draw.
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    Robert Richards
    Written on July 28, 2017
    "This is a great way for beginners to learn how to hone their skill. I used it myself and enjoyed going through the steps to create something new. I learned a few new tricks that made drawing certain elements, like facial features or hair, a lot easier. Learning how to portray perspective was also very helpful."
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    #6Drawing with Jazza - How to draw

    Drawing with Jazza - How to draw
    Drawing tips and tricks applicable to any program or medium!
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    Free

    Tammy Mason
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I've been practicing my drawing and noticed that I had the most difficulty with drawing faces. Drawing with Jazza is an excellent resource and I feel like my ability has greatly improved. I don't feel as much self doubt when I'm drawing faces and I know that I will continue to improve."
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    #7The drawing website

    The drawing website
    Think you need the talent to know how to draw? Think again! Drawing is like writing, like playing an instrument, like learning to dance,...like Kung Fu. In this website, you can learn to become a Master.
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    Joan Rose
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "What a resource! Teaches you how to draw and has tons of useful tips. As someone who was always bad at drawing and really frustrated my lack of skill, this website has been a godsend. They break things down step by step so that anybody can understand them, their clear instructions and examples make it so easy to learn. And when you start noticing how better your drawings are becoming, it just makes you want to keep learning and keep practicing. A wonderful website for those just starting out or very experienced in drawing, for there's tips and tricks for all levels."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

    [TUTORIAL] How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
    How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings.
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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I like how this book "how to draw cool stuff.." is like drawing for even the untalented. If I can draw a square or any shape I can draw it. If not it lets me copy it and then I can practice tracing which is great to teach kids and the non-drawing adults alike."
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    #9Dragoart

    Dragoart
    DragoArt.com is the world's most popular website for 'learning how to draw'.
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    Free

    Angela Barrett
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "If you've ever had a desire to to learn how to draw this is a great resource to check out. There are literally hundreds of items that this website breaks down into tutorials. Even breaking faces down from the entire face to each piece ie; the eyes, nose mouth etc. The only drawback is all of the drawing is more cartoonish than some may prefer, but otherwise a solid place to begin. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning to draw faces
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the HeadBooks 20 Paid
2Proko channelVideos 17 Free
3Secrets to Drawing Realistic FacesBooks 14 Paid
4Art of WaiVideos 11 Free
5[TUTORIAL] How to Draw: The Beginner's GuideArticles 11 Free
6Drawing with Jazza - How to drawVideos 8 Free
7The drawing websiteWebsites 5 Free
8[TUTORIAL] How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and StudentsBooks 3 Paid
9DragoartWebsites 1 Free
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