Do you wish you could learn to draw people? Would you like a smart and dynamic cast of YouTube artists and video tutorials to teach you how?

In this post, we share with you the best art tutorials on YouTube that will teach you how to draw a person completely from head to toe. You can easily improve your skill at drawing people if you watch every video inside this special guide!

Here is a preview of everything you will learn:

◾ How to draw people from head to toe.
◾ How to draw any specific body part in detail, step by step.
◾ How to draw males and females.
◾ How to draw facial expressions.
◾ How to draw people based on age groups.

Watching any of the art tutorials in this guide will greatly benefit you as an artist, no matter what your current skill level is!

Here’s why...

1. You can discover how other artists draw people and find a teaching style you like.

2. You can learn and practice a variety of new techniques for drawing a person.

3. You can gain the knowledge you need to develop or refine your people-drawing skills!

Are you finally ready to learn how to draw people and get really good at it, too? 

Watch these 30 artists from YouTube who will teach you how to draw a person, right now!

Table Of Contents

Part 1: How to Draw People’s Body Figures & Faces
Part 2: How to Draw People From Head to Neck
Part 3: How To Draw People’s Upper Body
Part 4: How To Draw People’s Lower Body

Part 1: How to Draw People’s Body Figures & Faces

The art tutorials in this section will teach you how to draw people’s body figures and faces.

◾ The Human Figure
◾ The Male Figure
◾ The Female Figure
◾ Girls
◾ Boys
◾ Babies, Toddlers, School-Aged Children, Teenagers
◾ Male Faces & Female Faces
◾ Facial Expressions

1. How to Draw The Human Figure

In this tutorial, Jazza will teach you how to draw and construct the human body for an illustration, using only simple shapes and human anatomy. Consider this video as the foundation for learning how to draw people!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

2. how to correctly begin drawing any person or character in general
1. how to draw a complete human figure using an image of a skeleton as your reference
3. how to draw a complete human figure using a photo of a real person as your reference

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw the human figure, too!

YouTube channel: Jazza

2. How to Draw The Male Figure

In this tutorial, Jazza will teach you how to draw and construct the male body for an illustration — beginning with a quick 'n' easy breakdown of the human male anatomy.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. how to correctly begin drawing any masculine person or manly character
2. how to draw a complete male figure using a photo of a man as your reference
3. how to draw the male torso muscles to give your male drawing a strong and powerful look

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw the male figure, too!

YouTube channel: Jazza

3. How to Draw The Female Figure

In this tutorial, Jazza will teach you how to draw and construct the female body for an illustration — beginning with a quick 'n' easy breakdown of the human female anatomy.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to correctly begin drawing any feminine person or womanly character.
2. How to draw a complete female figure using a photo of a woman as your reference.
3. How to draw the hourglass body shape to give your female drawing all the right curves.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw the female figure, too!

YouTube channel: Jazza

4. How to Draw A Girl

In this tutorial, Florialuna will teach you how to draw a girl.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a girl.
2. How to draw a girl's face from the front view.
3. How to draw a girl's hairstyle to give it a distinguishing youthful and girlish appearance.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a girl, too!

YouTube channel: Florialuna

5. How to Draw A Boy

In this tutorial, Florialuna will teach you how to draw a boy.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a boy.
2. How to draw a boy's face from the front view.
3. How to draw a boy's hairstyle to give it a distinguishing youthful and boyish appearance.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a boy, too!

YouTube channel: Florialuna

6. How to Draw A Baby, Child, School-Aged Kid, and Teenager

In this tutorial, Let's Draw With BeeJayDeL will teach you how to draw the same exact child in four different stages of its life — wow!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a baby.
2. How to draw a toddler.
3. How to draw a school-aged child.
4. How to draw a teenager.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a child at any age, too!

YouTube channel: Let's Draw with BeeJayDeL

7. How to Draw A Male Face and Female Face

In this tutorial, Lucas Peinador will teach you how to draw the faces of men and women.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

2. How to draw a man's face in full detail.
3. How to draw a woman's face in full detail.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw male faces and female faces, too!

YouTube channel: Lucas Peinador

8. How to Draw Facial Expressions

In this first tutorial for drawing facial expressions, RapidFireArt will teach you how to draw a person’s facial expressions along with detailed explanations.

Here’s a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw 5 realistic facial expressions (sadness, grief, anger, happiness, excitement).
2. How to draw slight changes to the facial features to emphasize tons of emotion.
3. Exclusive tips for drawing facial expressions that will change the way you draw people!

Watch the video now so you can learn to draw realistic facial expressions, too!

YouTube channel: RapidFireArt

In this second tutorial for drawing facial expressions, RODGON THE ARTIST will teach you how to draw several more facial expressions! (Note: This video contains stylized drawings but the methods he teaches you can be used for drawing realistic people, too, so check it out!).

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw 8 popular facial expressions on a person.
2. How to draw happy, sad, angry, and confused faces.
3. How to draw surprised, furious, sleepy, and silly faces.

As a cool bonus, you'll also be shown how to draw facial expressions on animals or practically any type of character!

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw facial expressions on people, too!

YouTube channel: RODGON THE ARTIST

Part 2: How To Draw People From Head To Neck

The art tutorials in this section will teach you how to draw people from head to neck:

◾ Head

◾ Hair
◾ Ears
◾ Eyes (opened)
◾ Eyebrows
◾ Eyelashes
◾ Closes eyes
◾ Nose
◾ Lips and Mouth
◾ Teeth
◾ Chin
◾ Neck
◾ Facial Hair

9. How to Draw a Head

In this tutorial, Proko will teach you how to draw a person’s head. (Note: This video is actually a playlist of 7 videos. Watch them all to become great at drawing realistic heads!)

Here's a preview of what you will learn from videos 1 - 7 in this unique playlist:

1. How to draw a person's head using the famous Loomis Method in detail.
2. How to draw a head from the front view angle.
3. How to draw a head from side view angle.
4. How to draw a head from extreme angles.
5. How to draw the head from different angles using photos of real people.
6. How to draw someone's head who doesn't feature average proportions.
7. How to draw a person's head using a fast and intuitive approach.

Watch these videos now so you can learn how to draw a head, too!

YouTube channel: Proko

10. How to Draw Hair

In this tutorial, RapidFireArt will teach you how to draw hair on a person's head with incredible, mind-blowing details. This art tutorial is a must-see!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

2. How to draw male hair.
3. How to draw female hair.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw hairstyles on men and women, too!

YouTube channel: RapidFireArt

11. How to Draw Ears

For many artists, drawing the ear correctly can be quite a challenge, especially if you want to draw a person's ear from different angles. So for this unique body part, we encourage you to learn how to draw an ear from 3 different artists and tutorials available to you below:

In this first art tutorial for drawing ears, The Virtual Instructor will teach you how to draw a realistic ear from a 3/4 view.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw an ear using only pencils (graphite).
2. How to define the contours of an ear.
3. How to add values of light and darkness to create the ear's details and give it a realistic appearance.

YouTube channel: The Virtual Instructor

In this second art tutorial for drawing ears, Markcrilley will teach you how to draw a realistic ear from the front view.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw an ear's contours using only 4 lines!
2. How to draw the trickiest part of an ear using the shape of a "thumbs-down mitten."
3. How to add dimension to the ears you draw by shading in specific areas.
4. How to define the shape and boundaries of a person's ear using a hairline.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a realistic ear from the front perspective, too!

YouTube channel: Markcrilley

In this third and final art tutorial for drawing ears, Ericanthonyj will teach you how to digitally draw a realistic ear from the side view.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to simplify drawing ears by understanding only 5 anatomical parts.
2. How to draw ears for any person by only changing the ears' shape and size.
3. How to draw an ear using digital art software, like Procreate.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw an ear from the side perspective, too!

YouTube channel: Ericanthonyj

12. How to Draw Eyes (Opened)

In this tutorial, Jescia Hopper will teach you how to draw a person's eye.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your eye drawing using basic shapes and anatomy.
2. How to draw the facial exterior of a person's eye.
3. How to draw a realistic eye will full details.

Watch the video now, so you can learn to draw an eye, too!

YouTube channel: Jescia Hopper

13. How to Draw Eyebrows

In this tutorial, Silvie Mahdal will teach you how to draw eyebrows step by step.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to perfectly stroke your pencil when you draw an eyebrow.
2. How to draw the individual hairs of an eyebrow.
3. How to draw a realistic eyebrow in full detail.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw an eyebrow, too!

YouTube channel: Silvie Mahdal

14. How to Draw Eyelashes

In this tutorial, Silvie Mahdal will teach you how to draw eyelashes step by step.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to perfectly stroke your pencil when you draw an eyelash.
2. How to draw single eyelash hairs so they look natural.
3. How to draw a realistic eyebrow in full detail.

Watch the video now, so you can learn to draw eyelashes, too!

YouTube channel: Silvie Mahdal

15. How to Draw Closed Eyes

In this tutorial, Silvie Mahdal will teach you how to draw closed eyes step by step.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a realistic closed eye using a reference photo.
2. How to shade the eyelid to create the illusion of dimension.
3. How to perfectly draw the skin texture and wrinkles of an eyelid.

Watch the video now so you can learn to draw closed eyes, too!

YouTube channel: Silvie Mahdal

16. How to Draw a Nose

In this first tutorial for drawing noses, Art Of Wei will teach you how to draw a nose step by step using only a pencil.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a person's nose.
2. How to draw and shade the same nose from different angles
3. How to draw a realistic nose with full details.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw noses, too!

YouTube channel: Art Of Wei

In this second art tutorial for drawing noses, Sinix Design will teach you how to draw a nose step by step using digital art software.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a nose using its anatomical structure.
2. How to draw a variety of noses based on differences in its bridge, height, bulb size, bulb height, and nostril width.
3. Where to precisely draw the nose on someone's face so it looks natural.
4. As a bonus, you will also learn which common mistakes you should avoid so you can draw the perfect nose.

Watch the video now so you can learn and practice how to draw noses, too!

YouTube channel: Sinix Design

17. How to Draw Lips and Mouth

In this first tutorial for drawing lips, Erikathegoober will teach you how to draw the lips and mouth of a person using digital art software.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. The basic anatomy of a person's lips and mouth.
2. How to draw lips from the front view and side view.
3. How to draw the lips and mouth with teeth.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw lips and mouths, too!

YouTube channel: Erikathegoober

In this second art tutorial and special drawing exercise, Veri Apriyatno will teach you how to draw several pairs of lips using only a pencil.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw 15 different sets of lips.
2. How to draw lips from multiple various angles.
3. How to draw lips that convey different emotions and expressions.

Watch this video now so you can learn to draw practically any kind of lips you want!

YouTube channel: Veri Apriyatno

In this third and final tutorial for drawing lips, Ergojosh will teach you how to draw juicy lips step by step using digital art software, like Procreate.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw realistic lips (with an open mouth) using a reference photo.
2. How to construct your drawing of lips using only 2 shapes.
3. How to draw lips that are positioned at a unique angle.
4. How to shade and add texture to a pair of lips that you're drawing.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a person's lips, too!

YouTube channel: Ergojosh

18. How to Draw Teeth

In this first tutorial for drawing teeth, Silvie Madhal will teach you how to draw a realistic teeth using a pencil.

Here’s a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a smiling person's teeth.
2. How to draw the right number of teeth so the mouth doesn't look overcrowded or unnatural.
3. How to shade teeth so they're completely visible and appear sparkly white.
4. How to correctly shade the inner part of a smiling mouth.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw teeth and a smiling mouth, too!

YouTube channel: Silvie Madhal

In this second tutorial for drawing teeth, Tim Lee Michael will teach you how to draw people's gums, teeth, and smiles, using digital art software. (Note: Although this is for a caricature piece, Tim provides some great insights you won’t want to miss out on!).

Here’s a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a person's teeth beginning with the gum line.
2. How to draw the correct shapes of teeth.
3. The #1 thing to avoid when drawing teeth — so you only draw beautiful white teeth and healthy looking smiles every time.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw gums, teeth, and smiles, too!

YouTube channel: Tim Lee Michael

19. How to Draw a Chin, Jaw, and Cheeks

In this tutorial, Mr. New's Art Class will teach you how to draw a chin, jaw, and pair of cheeks on a person's face.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a person's chin, cheeks, and jaw.
2. How to draw the chin, cheekbones, and jawline for both males and females.
3. How to accentuate the features of a person's chin, jaw, and cheeks in a drawing by shading specific parts of the face.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw the chin, cheeks, and jaw, too!

YouTube channel: Mr. New's Art Class

20. How to Draw A Neck

In this tutorial, REIQ will teach you how to draw a person's neck.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to begin drawing a neck using the shapes of a diamond and circle.
2. How to draw the base of the neck by imagining it as a simple hinge.
3. How to draw the neck's connections to a person's head and body.
4. How to draw necks at different angles and poses from your imagination.
5. How to draw necks using reference photos and a miniature model.

Near the end of this tutorial — as a fun bonus — you're also given 6 unique neck drawing exercises (so you'll become a pro at drawing this body part fast!).

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a neck, too!

YouTube channel: REIQ

21. How to Draw Facial Hair

In this tutorial, Dan Beardshaw will teach you how to draw facial hair with a pencil. 

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw realistic facial hair using a reference photo.
2. How to draw a man's beard and mustache with incredible detail.
3. How to shade facial hairs so they have a natural and lifelike appearance.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw facial hair, too!

YouTube channel: Dan Beardshaw

Part 3: How to Draw People (The Upper Body) 

The art tutorials in this section will teach you how to draw people’s upper body.

◾ Abs 
◾ Shoulders, Chest, and Arm Muscles
◾ Arms
◾ Crossed Arms
◾ Hands
◾ Fists
◾ Fingers

22. How to Draw Abs (For A Ripped Body!)

In this tutorial, Brian Proctor will show you how to draw a person's abs!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw the abs and torso on a person from multiple vantage points.
2. How to make any person you're drawing look muscular and fit.
3. Tons of exclusive tips, tricks, and interesting insights about drawing abs you won't see or hear anywhere else.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw abs, too!

YouTube channel: Brian Proctor

23. How to Draw Shoulders, Chest, Arm Muscles

In this tutorial, Robert Marzullo will teach you how to draw the shoulders, chest, and arm muscles.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a person's chest, shoulder and arm muscles from 2 vantage points.
2. How to draw and distinguish the front and backside of a person's arm.
3. How to highlight special muscles of the shoulder, chest, and arm to create incredible details in your own drawing.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw shoulders, chest, and arm muscles, too!

YouTube channel: Robert Marzullo

24. How to Draw Arms

In this tutorial, Robert Marzullo will teach you how to draw arms in greater detail.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw male arms and female arms.
2. How to draw muscular, average-sized, and skinny arms.
3. How to draw any type of arm you want by changing just a few tiny details.
4. Why it's important for you to draw a variety of different looking arms.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw arms, too!

YouTube channel: Robert Marzullo

25. How to Draw Crossed Arms

In this tutorial, Draw It, Too! will teach you how to draw a person with crossed arms step by step. (Teaser: the pose you're about to learn belongs to a Fortnite character!)

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a standard male action pose with arms crossed over the chest.
2. How to easily and quickly construct the body for this type of pose.
3. Which parts of a person's chest, abs, and arms you need to conceal behind the crossed arms that you're drawing.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw crossed arms, too!

YouTube channel: Draw It, Too!

26. How to Draw Hands

In this first tutorial for drawing hands, Christina Lorre' will teach you how to draw realistic hands step by step.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw hands (easily) by mastering just a few simple shapes!
2. How to draw any person's hands using reference photos.
3. How to draw the hands from multiple sides and interesting poses.
4. Which lines of your hands and fingers you should highlight in your drawings to make them look realistic.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a hand, too!

YouTube channel: Christina Lorre'

In this second tutorial for drawing hands, Kuzomari will teach you how to draw just about any hand you can imagine!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw 50 unique and realistic hands in a variety of poses.
2. How to draw any type of hands using your imagination.
3. How to draw and emphasize the skin texture of a hand.
4. Exclusive tips and insights that'll help you practice drawing hands (so can you become a pro at it quickly!).

Watch the video now so you can learn and practice drawing hands, too!

YouTube channel: Kuzomari

27. How to Draw a Fist

In this tutorial, Love2DrawManga will teach you how to draw a person's fist.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw a fist in 4 ways, including the bottom, top, side, and front view.
2. How to create the illusion of dimension by shading specific areas of the fist.
3. Where to position the thumb, fingers, and folds of the skin on a closed hand (so you can draw a realistic fist!).

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw fists, too!

YouTube channel: Love2DrawManga

28. How to Draw Fingers

In this tutorial, Bardot Brush will teach you how to draw a person's fingers.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to observe the basic shapes and construction of fingers (so you can easily draw them!).
2. How to draw a thumb and finger in 3 different positions.
3. How to draw a thumb and finger at 4 different angles.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw realistic fingers, too!

YouTube channel: Bardot Brush

Part 4: How to Draw People’s Lower Body

The art tutorials in this section will teach you how to draw people’s lower body.

29. How to Draw Hips, Waist, Thighs, and Backside (Female only)

In this tutorial, Mikeymegamega will teach you how to draw the hips, waist, thighs, and bum. (Note: this video is for drawing a female's lower body.)

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawing of a woman's lower body.
2. How to draw the torso and hips.
3. How to draw the waist.
4. How to draw thighs.
5. How to draw the backside.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw a female person's hips, waist, thighs, and backside, too!

YouTube channel: Mikeymegamega

30. How to Draw Legs

In this first tutorial for drawing legs, Xabio Arts will teach you how to draw a person's legs (male or female) using a smart shortcut or "cheat code" as he likes to call it!

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. What the SSBSB method is for drawing legs quickly and easily.
2. How to draw a leg from the side view.
3. How to draw a leg from the front view.
4. How to draw a leg from a 3/4 view.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw male legs, too!

YouTube channel: Xabio Arts

In this second tutorial for drawing legs, REIQ will teach you how to draw a female’s legs.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to construct your drawings of female legs from the front, side, and backside.
2. How to draw sexy legs by emphasizing specific shapes and details.
3. The differences between drawing the upper and lower leg.
4. How to draw female legs in 15 unique standing poses .

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw female legs, too!

YouTube channel: REIQ

31. How to Draw Feet And Toes

In this first tutorial for drawing feet, Xabio Arts will teach you how to draw feet using the mighty power of simple triangles. (This is a quick and easy way for you to learn drawing feet!)

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw feet from a front view.
2. How to draw feet from a 3/4 view.
3. How to draw feet from a side view.
4. How to draw feet from a backside view.
5. How to draw feet from a 3/4 backside view.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw feet, too!

YouTube channel: Xabio Arts

In this second tutorial for drawing feet, REIQ will show you how to draw a person's feet based on the simple anatomy and common actions of a foot.

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

1. How to draw feet from a variety of angles andposes.
2. How to draw toes.
3. How to draw feet so they match the action of the person you're drawing.
4. Exclusive tips on the best ways to practice drawing feet that'll help you improve your skill.

Watch the video now so you can learn how to draw people's feet, too!

YouTube channel: REIQ

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Special Thanks

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