Head practice (Loomis Method)
Hey guys! How are you? :) (I'm bacc~) I decided to dedicate myself more exclusively to the character creation area, so I started practicing head drawings. I tried to use my method (which I was always taught in the manga) and found that I had a lot of difficulty making heads at any angle, so I decided to look through Proko's tutorials and discovered the Loomis method of drawing heads. It changed my life :D , plus the advices I'm getting from amazing people here (thank you so much :')) ) But I'm having a lot of trouble making heads from the front... I couldn't understand Proko's second video on how to draw in front view, so I decided to mix what he said with a little bit of my previous knowledge... If I were to put all the images that I used as a reference, I wouldn't give them all, so I just leave the sketches :') I wait for your advice :3
Hi @Mariana Santos ! Loomis method is a great tool to learn. It just takes time practicing it and then it will be automatic for you soon. Are you having questions on where to place the features after sketching in the thirds of the face? If there is no tilt then bottom of nose is on same horizontal line as the bottom of the ears and brow is at the same line horizontal line as the top of the ears for example. If head tilts up then the ears will move down in relationship to brow line. Is that what you are asking about?
Hey Mariana, I'm glad you found the great Loomis head, it really is a very helpful tool especially when working from imagination. Your front view drawing is actually pretty good. I did a quick drawing to show you how it works, I hope it helps :)