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How to Draw the Head From Any Angle

How to Draw the Head From Any Angle
The Basic Forms To draw the head from any angle you must first understand its basic structure. Look past all the distracting details and visualize the underlying forms. This ability to simplify can be applied to the features of the face, but when starting the drawing you could look even further. Ignore even the features and simplify to the most basic form of the head. I use a method taught by Andrew Loomis in his book, “Drawing the Head & Hands”. The head deconstructed into its basic forms, is a sphere as the cranium and a block as the jaw and cheek bones. A Sphere as the Cranium The sides of the head are flat, so we can slice off a piece from both sides of the ball. A Block as the Jaw and Cheek Bones Attach the shape of the jaw. Constructing From Any Angle Step 1 – Determine the angle of the ball The angle of the head is established at the very beginning of the drawing with the ball. X Axis - The up and down tilt is established by the angles of the horizontal and vertical lines in the oval.

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How to Draw Lips For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-lips-anatomy-and-structure This tutorial is a continuation of How to Draw the Head from Any Angle. I will cover the basic forms of the mouth, some anatomical information, and the key information about the minor planes. Tutorials This is a personal collection of mine collected over the web, unfortunately I don’t know which are the authors of these works, so if somebody knows I’m going to be really happy to give the credits to them. Hope to enjoy it. Never stop practice. So everybody knows that the hands and the fingers are one of the hardest things to draw. Head Proportions - How to Draw Head If you have a model of a human skull we strongly recommend making sketches of it from different angles. This step is important in understanding the human skull and helpful in drawing the human head. Make sure the proportions of the head are correct in relation to the angle from which you are drawing. When drawing from strange angles, the usual front and side proportions of the head don’t apply, so you have to look at the model and measure the proportions. Click to enlarge image Human head proportions.

How to Draw Facial Expressions to Show Emotion In this Quick Tip I will be showing some useful guidelines you can follow to create the base of a head with facial features, following that up with quick tips on how to shape the facial features to create an expression/show emotion! We will start by creating a base shape of the head before focusing on the expressions. Start by drawing out a simple head shape, an oval for the skull, two ears, a neck and the start of the shoulder. Once you've got a shape that pleases you, we will start placing in the grid that will help us place the facial features. Now draw a vertical line that separates the face in half and make sure either size are about the same width. If one side is obviously wider than the other, adjust them until you are satisfied.

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How to Draw Eyes For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-eyes-structure This tutorial is a continuation of How to Draw the Head from Any Angle. I will go over the structure of the eye and detailed information on drawing the brow ridge, eyeball, eyelids, eyelashes, iris, cornea, and pupil. The Basic Forms

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