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. Sketch of a human skull, top view. Sketch of a human skull, 3/4 view. Quick sketch of a human skull. Head sketches by Hans Holbein.
How To Draw The Head From Any Angle [3/4 View] – Constructing The Head | One of the most popular tutorial request I’ve received was for a training on how to draw the head from any angles other than just the typical straight forward view. So I decided to have a special course created that teaches you just that. It’s a video course called “How To Draw The Head From Any Angle” and you can get it as a FREE bonus when you enroll in my Realistic Portrait Drawing course. You can get more detail about it here: FREE Bonus – “How To Draw The Head From Any Angle” In the mean time, I wanted to give you a little sample of what’s in this bonus. In this short lesson, you’ll learn how to construct the head from scratch and draw it in 3/4 view. We will simplify the head into it’s core components so that you can get a sense of how it changes as the angle is changed. Again, this is just a small sample of what’s inside the actually bonus. Inside, you’ll discover how to draw the head in profile view, tilted view, and front view. This bonus is worth $47 by itself.
Drawing skulls - How to Draw Skull Before attempting drawing a portrait we recommend to practice drawing the human skull from various views such as the frontal view, the side view and the 3/4 view (as shown in the video). This is the foundation of portrait drawing. Look at the picture that shows the correct proportions of the human head. Click to enlarge image Proportions of a human head. Sketch of a human skull. Art Students Guide to the Proportions of the Human Form Another mention of the book is on a page of the study of Human Proportions through the ages: Proportionslehre from the Luitpold-Gymnasium Munchen: Polycletus was a Greek Sculptor active in the late 300s and early 200s B.C., along with Phidias, he created the classic Greek style. None of his works survive but Roman copies do. He was and is most appreciated for the naturalness of his sculptures and his admiration for the beauty of the natural figure as opposed to rigorous ideals of proportion. From History of Sculpture: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time by Dr.Wilhelm Lubke - 1872: "Next to Athens, at this period, Argos appears as the central point of a second important school. "...So much importance, however, did he attach to truth of form and correctness and harmony of proportion, that he wrote a book on the structure of the human figure, and executed a statue, which was called the Canon, because he depicted in it the normal beauty of a thoroughly perfect youthful form.
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. 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. Y Axis - The direction the head is turning (left or right) is established by the width of the oval. Step 2 – Find the thirds Step 3 – Add the jaw
Feet Drawing Feet Drawing requires you to be aware of issues such as proportions and main lines. You must also make allowance for the gender and age of your subjects. Feet play an importan part in the expression of a figure. Copying and studing the studies below will help to stimulate your faculties of observation. A man's foot is approximately 1/6th of his own body. These are drawings of male feet: A woman's foot is about 1/8th of the lenght of her own body. The widest part of a person's foot is just as wide as the widest part of his/her hand. Note the direction lines of the ankles and the toes. Make sure you get sufficient depth from the arch to the instep when drawing a foot. These are drawings of female feet: Children's feet are good to study because they have not been distorted by shoes too much. In chidren the arch of their feet is usually more pronounced. The toes are also more separated than in adult feet, givine grace to the foot. In drawing from nature, sketch only parts if the children move too much.
Rat Creature's Journal - how to draw female comic characters (according to Wizard)... brown_betty asked for examples "to illustrate the exactly how and why female comic characters are illustrated differently than the male." And I thought, really, what's better to illustrate these things than the books teaching the style in the first place? A while ago I posted some scans from Wizard How To Draw series on drawing female superheroes (here and here), and I thought I'd post a bunch more from the first book of the series on "How To Draw: Heroic Anatomy". As everything, it starts with the basics, i.e. proportions. First the male superhero The female example is similar, but slightly different, notice how he stands firm and straight, wheras she stands with her hips cocked a little and the leg thrust forward? Also notice in the direct torso comparison below, how the male one is ramrod straight, but she curves and leans just a little bit in the same pose? Now onwards to the chapter "Sultry Women". Next, Michael Turner explains "Sex Appeal".
Simplify Human Anatomy guide by =sakimichan on deviantART Como Desenhar: Anatomia - tronco frontal e lateral