how to draw heads

How To Draw Heads

Step 1.

Now let's get started. We're going to start with a circle, this will represent the mass of the skull, where the brain and eyes are housed. I'm going to draw three circles so that I can show you the steps all in different views.

Step 2.

Next we're going to draw on the shape for the chin, where we'll put the mouth. See how the shape is similar in both the front view and the the 3/4 view, only looking a little thinner. And on the profile view you want to bring a line down from where the forhead would meet the bridge of the nose and bring it down at a slight angle and bring it down just a bit past the bottom of the circle. Then we'll curve at the chin and bring the line back up to meat the circle. We'll draw a cross section on the first and second heads, making sure to cover the curve of the head on the 3/4 view. On the profile we'll day a line at the center going back where the eyes would go on the face. We'll add ovals on the side of the head where it flattens out and the ears attach.

Step 3.

Now we'll define the features of the head, fleshing out the ears, cheeks and chin and giving them more detail as to their shape and the structure of the bones of the head and face. We'll add the nose and lips on the profile view so that we can tell where they are placed.

Step 4.

Next we'll define the brows, where the nose goes, temples and the placement of the lips.

Step 5.

And now you're all set to draw on the face and get it all defined. I hope it helped and I wish you luck.

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Uploaded: November 9, 2010
Artist: PuzzlePieces
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: November 9, 2010
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Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to draw heads in just a few simples steps. I hope it helps and I wish you good luck

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