How to Draw People Kissing

Two Methods:Medium Shot Side ViewEye Level Profile View

Do you like romantic comedies or love stories? Here are tutorials on how to draw a kiss. Check them out!

Method 1
Medium Shot Side View

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    Draw the outline sketches. Sketch two ovals slightly intersecting each other. These are the outline sketches for the foreheads.
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    Add the jawline profile view of the first character. This time the head outline of the first character looks like an acorn shape.
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    Continue with the jawline of the second character. If you notice the heart shape for the whole of the two heads outlines.
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    Draw the skeleton outline. The purpose of the skeleton outlines is to guide you in drawing the body pose and composition. Try to anticipate how you want their body pose to look like.
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    Add the skeleton outline for the second character. Using the same techniques, add the skeleton outlines for the second characters.
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    Draw the facial feature outlines. Draw curves four vertical lines and one horizontal line on each of the face to show the guidelines for the facial feature.
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    Erase some of the outline sketches and start drawing the actual lines for the faces based on the outlines.
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    Draw the actual lines for the body composition.
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    Draw the actual lines of the clothes of the first character. Clothes can be drawn conforming on the shape of the body, effects of gravity, movement, layers and air.
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    Draw the actual lines for the clothes of the second character.
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    Start drawing the actual lines for the hair of the first character.
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    Add the hair of the second character.
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    Erase the unnecessary lines.
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    Color the draft.
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    Add the background.

Method 2
Eye Level Profile View

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    Begin with the outline sketch of the heads. Draw two oval shapes for the forehead outlines.
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    Add the jawline sketches.
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    Notice the heart shape on the head outlines. Always remember that whenever you draw two people kissing on profile angles or side views, the outline sketches for the characters’ heads looks like a heart shape.
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    Draw the facial feature outlines. Add curved four vertical lines and a horizontal line for each of the character’s head. The vertical lines are the outlines for the eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth. The horizontal line is the outline for the ears. Since this is side view, the horizontal line is the outline for the ears. If it is frontal view of the face, the horizontal line becomes the outline for the nose.
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    Using the guidelines, start drawing the actual lines for the foreheads, eyebrows, eyes and the noses. Always begin drawing kissing people on the forehead through the nose. This is the fundamental of drawing people kissing. It is easier starting that way.
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    Draw the actual lines for the lips, jawlines and the ear.
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    Draw the actual lines for the necks.
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    Draw the hair of the first character.
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    Add the hair of the second character.
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    Draw the actual lines for the clothes.
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    Erase the unnecessary lines.
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    Color the draft. You can add effect on the color. Since this view shows a closer look on the characters, you can add blush on their cheeks.
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    Add the background.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser gum
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers or watercolors

Article Info

Categories: Drawing People and Features