3D Model: The Loomis Head
3D Model: The Loomis Head
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Portrait Drawing Fundamentals

The Loomis Method

3D Model: The Loomis Head

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3D Model: The Loomis Head

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Stan Prokopenko
Use this model to pose the Loomis head in any angle and practice drawing.
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Lupita Torres
This 3d model of the head was tricky at first for me but im starting to understand. The foreshortening however gets me confused. PLEASE LEAVE ANY CRITIQUES 😬
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Tassja Willsher
I cant work out how to rotate any of the models on the plane of the image - as in, if you kept it facing the way it is but turned it 90 degrees. When I rotate the model up or down, and then try to turn it to the side, the model returns to looking straight to the side. Are there any shortcuts Im missing to rotate this specifically on one axis?
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susie
I looked at the controls for the model viewer in the ? menu and that doesn't appear to be possible.
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Sarah Matsuda
Hello, is there an option to view the model with the human skull? Or are those still images in the download just images for an additional reference? Thanks!
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susie
The skull models are at the end of "The Features" section of the course.
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Gerardo RamosRamirez
Did practice drawing 15 head, any criticism?
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Ernie Crane
Those look good to me! Are you also practicing with larger sketches? Those look kinda small. I find that buying cheap newsprint pads and using both sides is a good way to practice at larger sizes without breaking the bank.
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ileon
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Package 1 with 10 heads, Fuck perspective, it exercise is harder than I thought and it looks so easy, the view since the chin it´s the most complicated for me, I don´t even understand how to do the line of the mandible, and I don´t understand how to give the perspective in the oval, the front views are not too front either jajja I´ll keep practicing.
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borgichebi
Hey! The side plane looks more like a circle than an oval to me. Why do they say it is an oval ?
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Ernesto Palma
Hey there! Any time we look at a circle from any angle that is not straight on, it will appear, in perspective, as an oval.
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Ferencz Erzsebet
Hi, these are my first Loomis head drawings based on the geometric 3D model. I tried to catch as many angles as I could. My perspective skills needs serious improvements so I tried to draw the box and the sphere too. The box method helps a lot in finding the right directions and planes. Next time maybe I'll try some memory drawings. Any suggestions, feedbacks are more than welcome. The 3D models are awesome. Thanks a lot!
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Ernesto Palma
Wow, the last few are just great! Healthy jealousy here haha. For an introduction to perspective I really recommend Marshall´s old lessons on his website Marshallart.com Even though there are tonnes of things to improve in those lessons, it is an amazing guide to start understanding thanks to his demonstrations all those concepts, which you must then study on your own and practice a good 50 times to really master.
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Aeshi 31v
Hi! Here's my first 16 Loomis Heads. The last 8 is kinda messy, since I was trying to figure out the orientation because of the crazy angles and foreshortening. I'd be grateful if any errors or mistakes are pointed out. I've spotted quite a few on my own, i.e convergence inaccuracies, etc. My lines are kinda messy too, since I didn't use any tools like rulers or smoothing. It's all freehand, aside from this being digital and all. Here's a few observations I've made, and I may or may not be mistaken. 1. The minor axis of the ellipse denoting the side planes must be pointed into the vanishing point 2. When measuring out the size of the ellipse, we have to measure it in the direction of the vanishing point (i.e not always vertical depending on the orientation of the head) 3. When the head is drawn viewed from the back, we can find where the front is and their measurements, which is obstructed by the skull and we can't see it, by wrapping the measurement lines (the thirds of the face) around the cranium like rubber bands from the back. Also, I have a question on foreshortening. Do you just have to estimate the amount by which the measurements compress/extend when measuring along a foreshortened axis? Or is there some sort of technically accurate method for that? I've been relying on intuition thus far. I hope my heads look good enough. Lastly, how many of these do we have to draw? I know Stan said 100 heads, but is there a point of diminishing returns? I don't want to grind for the sake of grinding. edit: for some of the more extreme angles, the 3D model wouldn't give me the view I needed, so I couldn't quite check whether I am accurate with my Loomis head. Thanks!
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Tekahem
Wow! Impressive :-)
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Gannon Beck
Great studies!
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kondee
I find models like this very useful but is there a way to rotate the model across the axis that points towards us? I can rotate the model on all the other axis using my mouse but not the one I mentioned. For example, if I want to use the model to draw a head tilted slightly, I have trouble finding a way to do that.
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sketchmorety
Hold Shift, while click and dragging.
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cricket_caspian
Having fun with the hole model thing! Drawing a lot of different angles is definitely good practice. :) For a minute I tried to draw features like eyes and so on, but ended up giving up. Don’t think I’m quite there yet! I also think im a bit young for this stuff but oh well. Still having fun, that’s all that matters!!!
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Ariana Fabela
Having fun with the process! This reminded me of spacial visualization, or the ability to mentally manipulate 2d and 3d figures. I think this is a great exercise to train the brain for weird postures that are not the typical front profiles.
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Warren Bonett
Starting out with the Loomis Head. A long road ahead. Great tool.
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Ariana Fabela
Very good! I really like how you shaded your heads, I think it helps separate light and adds even dimensionality to the exercise. I'm going to integrate that in my exercises as well, good idea! 👍
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Bradwynn Jones
Looks great!
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David Scott
Hi. Is there a measurement for placement of the center line in the side view or is it an approximate estimate starting from the estimate of the centre of the jaw line? Or......? Any help with this would be fabulous. Thanks. David
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Antonio Segura
What happened to the model of the skull?
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João Bogo
They're in the feature section.
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Shyamsagar S
Would have been great, if the Loomis head + male skull/Female skull +A 3d generic head(male/female) could be seen superimposed and can switch and see each one. As well as the opacity of each can be adjusted like an onion skin mode. Enabling the rotation of light would also be good. I feel this would greatly help in comparative study and drawing from different angles with form light and form shadow.
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Eddy Edgar
It would be nice if this 3D model as well as the 3D skull model were listed under 'Tools' in my dashboard rather than having to go within the course menus to find it. I can always bookmark the page I realize, but I thought this was worth suggesting.
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Ade Jabo
You could bookmark the link from lesson notes (https://p3d.in/mRlkL) in the browser, even easier to access! Cheers!
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