4 Steps to Draw the Head from Any Angle
4 Steps to Draw the Head from Any Angle
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Head Drawing and Construction

4 Steps to Draw the Head from Any Angle

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4 Steps to Draw the Head from Any Angle

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Michael Hampton
In this first head drawing and construction lesson, we’re focusing on the basic setup. I use a four-step process to lay in the head's gesture, covering various positions. First, I address the cranial mass, often starting with a sphere or egg shape for simplicity. Next, I consider tilts to avoid static, vertical alignments. Then, I introduce the jaw and a T or cross for facial symmetry. Finally, I factor in perspective, using ellipses to indicate whether the head is viewed from above or below. This method ensures dynamic, expressive head drawings.
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Educator, painter, writer, and art historian. Author of Figure Drawing: Design and Invention.
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