Methods for Drawing the Human Head

Drawing the human head can be challenging if you're just starting out but with the right foundation you can be on your way to creating a correctly proportioned human head. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 6, 2014
Duration
1h 9m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 6, 2014
Duration
1h 9m
Description

Drawing the human head can be challenging if you're just starting out but with the right foundation you can be on your way to creating a correctly proportioned human head. Studying how the front view is constructed will provide us with a good foundation to draw the head in other poses, so we'll start there. We'll look at sketching the framework needed to have the correct proportions of the head. After these foundational elements of the head have been drawn we'll focus on the correct placement of facial features and how we can measure their relationships to one another. Once we have an understanding of how the front view is constructed, we'll move onto drawing the profile and three-quarter views applying the same principles combined with some different methods. After watching this training you'll have the foundation needed to begin practicing your own head drawings. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.0.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital Tutors. Welcome to this course where we'll be learning how to draw the human head. Drawing the human head can be challenging if you're just starting out, so we'll begin by focusing on the front view of the head. Studying how the front view is constructed will provide us with a good foundation to draw the head in other poses. We'll start by sketching the framework needed to have the correct proportions of the head. After these foundational elements of the head have been drawn, we'll focus on the correct placement of facial features and how we can measure the relationships to one another. Once we have an understanding of how the front view is constructed, we'll move on to drawing the profile and three-quarter views, applying the same principles combined with some different methods. After watching this course you'll have the foundation needed to begin practicing your own head drawings. So with that, let's begin in our next lesson.