Digital Drawing Reference Faves

I am always looking for great tutorials that can help me in my quest to improve on my anatomy, facial expressions, body language, etc. So I thought I would pilfer through my reference sources to pass on a couple that I like!

Concept Cookie has a couple that I think are fairly well done for breaking down components of the face.

First is there nose tutorial which can be downloaded here.

Second is there eye tutorial which can be downloaded here.

Third is Tracy Butler, creator of  Lackadaisy Cats an online comic that is phenomenally well drawn and executed! She has a number of great tutorials but the one I’ll highlight today is the one on facial expressions. Great resource and very visually pleasing! You can download this in full size here!



  1. Dan Lambert

    That cats expression tutorial is absolutely beautiful, great resources! Thanks

  2. Mili

    I had no idea that the iris was concave. I finally know what is meant by hooded eyes–for some reason I always thought “hooded” eyes were eyes deeply set–kind of like Disney’s Tarzan.

  3. Kary lee

    Thanks! I am always looking for more reference material.

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  5. Renee Reeser Zelnick

    Hello hello hello KITTY!

    These are all wonderful!

    Thanks for the tips, especially the noses :)

  6. Paul Morton

    great stuff, thanks

  7. Sokha

    Great job..^_^

  8. kim buchheit

    oh, i love this fantastic chart… useful, yes, but also engaging and gorgeous! thank you!


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