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Uploaded: March 1, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: August 31, 2010
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For my first tutorial of the day I will be showing you "how to draw masks, step by step". The only reason why I am submitting this lesson is because it was requested by a member some time back. These two faces are commonly seen as symbols for plays as well as tattoos. Is there a meaning behind these drama masks. I am not too sure what the true meaning is behind the laugh now cry later faces, I can only tell you what I’ve learned from my cousin who happens to be a tattoo artist. He said that laugh now/cry later is supposed to represent living life for the moment by living life each day to the fullest. The laughing face is for the happy times in your life and then the crying face is for all the hardships that you will go through with each passing day. There is no pleasure without pain, and you can’t feel pain without feeling pleasure. I wanted to draw some really cool looking faces and because of that I added some fiery flames surrounding the masks. Learning how to draw drama masks is wicked fun. The two faces are relatively easy to draw all you have to do is follow the steps and instructions that are laid out for you. If you want to, you could even draw in your own style of faces to make it even more customized. Either way you will have a fun time with this lesson, remember don’t forget to be creative with your colors when it is time to color them in. I really hope you enjoyed learning "how to draw masks". I will be back momentarily with more drawing fun so stay tuned.

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How to Draw Masks

how to draw drama masks step 1

STEP 1.

Okay this is going to be a very simple lesson to learn how to draw. What you will first do is draw out two circle shapes for the drama faces and then add the facial guidelines as you see them here.
 
how to draw drama masks step 2

STEP 2.

For your second step you will start drawing out the outlined shape of the two faces which are semi long. Only draw one side of the face and when that is done you will add the eye lines and then the noses and mouths. The left face has a smile and the right has a frown.
 
how to draw drama masks step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see by the time you are done with step three you will already have your drama masks shapes done and ready for facial features. Start with the left face and finish drawing in the eyes, eyebrow lines, nose, and then the mouth. Once that is done add a curly line to the top of the mask and string it along to the sad face.
 
how to draw drama masks step 4

STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and what you will do is add the big sniveling smile and big teeth. Add a cheek bump and then finish off the facial features to the drama face on the right. Add a tear drop and then the crying mouth. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw drama masks step 5

STEP 5.

Once you are done drawing out the drama faces you should end up with a drawing that looks like the one you see here. All you have to do now is color them in and you have learned how to draw drama masks step by step.